Driving through gentrified Newington Green and coming across the restaurant dubbed as “Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite restaurant” it’s not hard to see why Acoustic Brasserie is the place to be. The Church Street branch of the restaurant is the second franchise of the family owned business and with it’s success and great food I predict a third will be on the way soon.
Mid-evening sees the restaurant enjoying a quiet but steady stream of diners seated both inside and outside, but by 8pm the restaurant is brimming with couples, families and friends all eager to soak up the atmosphere – and food served in this newly opened restaurant.
I was pleasantly surprised to finally see a menu catering to a diverse range of eaters and appetites. The vegan and vegetarian options were inspiring and having arrived with a non-meat eater it was a relief to feed them on something other than lettuce or liquids. The rest of the menu caters to sea food lovers, has large entrees and delicious home-style dishes found in Turkey and Lebanon and is broken down into options of; starters, dips and mezzes, gourmet burgers, meat, vegetarian dishes, pasta, large salads, sea foods – not forgetting the extensive brunch and breakfast menus and the drinks ones.
The portion sizes here are large and having ordered a calamari I regretted not thinking to opt for something smaller, but the flavours and textures of the food were well worth those extra minutes in the gym. I was pleasantly surprised to be given a jug of tap water infused with fruits and the juices sampled were fresh and a perfect way to quench the thirst. The burgers are hearty and contain flavours aplenty, not forgetting the large dips and unique Cajun potato wedges.
The restaurant’s great food is teamed with expert service and friendly waiters, as well as being spacious, clean and in a great location. We predict a bright future for the Acoustic group and will be back again soon to sample more of the diverse menu.
Check out the Acoustic Brasserie menu here.