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20 Michelin-Starred Restaurant Deals to Try in London

Set menus, lunchtime deals, and more

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Love them or loathe them, Michelin stars remain a shorthand for culinary excellence — and one that, more often that not, comes with a gasp-inducing price tag attached.

More and more star recipients, though, are offering eye-catching set menus and lunchtime deals: the list below accounts for nearly a third of London’s Michelin-starred restaurants. Ignore research that plucks imaginary prices out of thin air, and refer to this list: Each one represents extremely good value — an opportunity to experience some of London’s most elegant cooking and hospitality at a hefty discount. Booking, needless to say, is strongly advised.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Clove Club

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Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, Shoreditch
London EC1V 9LT, UK

Unquestionably one of London’s essential dining experiences. The Clove Club’s tasting menu comes in at £145 a head, but its four-course lunch menu (which isn’t available on Saturdays) costs a relatively modest £65. While the produce represents the best of British, the inspiration is global: consider line-caught Cornish pollock pakoras, or cedrat lemon confit with ray wing. Waiting for a table? Order the legendary pine-salt buttermilk fried chicken at the bar.

Pine salt buttermilk fried chicken at Michelin-starred The Clove Club in Shoreditch, that forms part of the best 24 hour restaurant travel itinerary for London — where to eat with one day in the city P A Jorgensen/The Clove Club

2. Leroy

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18 Phipp St, Shoreditch
London EC2A 4NU, UK

A Michelin newcomer for 2019, Shoreditch bistro Leroy has one of the lowest-priced set menus on the list: three courses for just £22 at lunchtime from Tuesday to Saturday. What’s on offer changes daily, but it might include tomatoes and aioli on toast, sea urchin crêpe and a perfect quenelle of strawberry sorbet. Reliably lovely.

Michelin-Starred Shoreditch restaurant Leroy is scrapping the discretionary service charge when it reopens after the coronavirus lockdown Leroy/Official

3. Portland

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113 Great Portland St, Marylebone
London W1W 6QQ, UK

Michelin-starred since 2015, the Fitzrovia restaurant from the team behind Clipstone, Quality Chop House and Emilia is a bit of a steal at lunchtime, when a two-course menu comes in at £29.50 (or £35 for three). Start with potato gnocchi, goat’s curd, yellow courgettes and lardo di Colonnata, move on to pithivier of duck and pigeon, and end things with Pump Street chocolate sponge and burnt peach sorbet.

4. The Ninth

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22 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia
London W1T 2NB, UK

Jun Tanaka’s one-starred French-Mediterranean restaurant does three plates for £33 at lunchtimes (trofie with courgette pesto, an impressive lamb merguez, mussels with mousseron, peas and sourdough), including a glass of wine (or £28 without).

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5. Roganic

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5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone
London W1U 3DB, UK

Simon Rogan’s Marylebone restaurant achieves that rare thing: a reasonably priced lunchtime menu (four courses for £35, from Tuesday to Saturday) with all the bells and whistles that come with the full-blown tasting menu. They’re still very much in evidence in a thoughtful procession of dishes like beetroot and eel, baby gem with truffle and shimeji, and Cornish cod with tomato and smoked roe.

A sauce being poured over a bowl at Roganic in Marylebone Roganic Official

6. The Ledbury

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127 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill
London W11 2AQ, UK

Chef Brett Graham’s venerable Notting Hill star-magnet — it has two — is never going to be one for a quick lunch pit-stop — but for a truly special occasion, it’s hard to beat. From Wednesday to Friday in the middle of the day, £80 translates to four outstanding courses: there might be datterini tomatoes, lobster, sorbet and seaweed, or red ruby beef, short rib, smoked marrow, pickled vegetables and dill.

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7. Endo at the Rotunda

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8th Floor, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush
London W12 7FR, UK

Third-generation sushi master Kazutoshi Endo’s 15-cover omakase sushi restaurant on the 8th floor of Television Centre, which gained a star this year, has a seven-course, £60 “Lunch Omakase” menu. As well as the chef’s choices, diners can order a selection of seasonal nigiri (semi-fatty tuna, perhaps, or Tokyo-style oyster) and hot dishes (Cornish monkfish tempura; homemade red mullet sandwich with English truffle) for a supplement. It’s available from Thursday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm.  

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8. La Dame de Pic London

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10 Trinity Square
London EC3N 4AJ, UK

Lunchtime in the City can be an iffy prospect, but two-starred Parisian import La Dame de Pic comes up with the goods. Anne-Sophie Pic’s two courses for £32 deal features plenty of twists on Continental classics: steak tartare with Wagyu emulsion, suckling pig with Nikka whisky and sorrel or tonka-spiked girolles risotto, and a strawberry baba soaked in Roku gin. Two glasses of wine are very reasonably priced for hereabouts at £19.

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9. Ikoyi

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1 St James's Market, St. James's
London SW1Y 4AH, UK

Jeremy Chan’s west-African inspired restaurant, which has one Michelin star, is never not a good call for a special lunch or early dinner. With three courses for £35, its set menu is one of the best-value and certainly one of the most thoughtful ones around. It changes regularly, but expect both the famous plantain with smoked Scotch bonnet and raspberry and smoked crab jollof rice to be present and correct.

Smoked crab jollof rice at west African-inspired restaurant Michelin star Ikoyi in St. James’s Market Tomas Jivanda

10. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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53 Park Ln, Mayfair
London W1K 1QA, UK

Alain Ducasse’s three-starred restaurant in The Dorchester hotel is most definitely at the higher end of high-end — and at £70, its three-course set lunch menu (available from Tuesday to Friday) will make a sizeable dent. That being said, executive chef Jean-Philippe Blondet’s dishes are refined works of art: chilled pepper velouté with cucumber and basil, guinea fowl with aubergine and lemon, textures of chocolate and coconut. For what it’s worth, it also includes two glasses of very good wine.

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11. The Ritz London

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150 Piccadilly, St. James's
London W1J 9BR, UK

Another, well, ritzy option, The Ritz’s three-course lunch menu comes in at £59: but for that, diners get a whistle-stop tour of Escoffier-inspired classics executed flawlessly: Ballotine of duck liver with peach and hazelnut, new-season lamb, Bresse duck with beetroot and pickled blackberries, an ethereal apricot souffle.

London’s best value Michelin-starred meals include The Ritz The Ritz/Official

12. HIDE

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85 Piccadilly, Mayfair
London W1J 7NB, UK

Recognising that vanishingly few people are willing or able to block off the afternoon for a capital-L Lunch, Hide’s set menu comes with a cast-iron guarantee. The three-course, £48 offering (served at Above) features dishes such as beef tartare with alliums and tarragon, steamed cornish sole, mussels and whelks with eucalyptus and olive oil, and cheeses from the trolley — and Ollie Dabbous’s team guarantee diners can be in and out within 90 minutes.

Lamb at Hide, by chef Ollie Dabbous Andrew Leitch/Eater London

13. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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66 Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7LA, UK

Available from Monday to Friday, the three-for-£45 set lunch menu at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal riffs on historic gastronomy in exactly the same way as the a la carte — so there’s mushroom broth and slow-cooked egg inspired by an 18th century recipe, lamb and cucumber that takes its cue from the 19th century, and a ‘Strawberry Crust’ circa 1820.

‘Meat fruit’ — a chicken liver parfait coated in mandarin jelly — at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge Dinner by Heston Blumenthal/Official

14. Kitchen W8

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11-13 Abingdon Rd, Kensington
London W8 6AH, UK

More easygoing than its location and starred status might suggest, Kitchen W8 has a set menu that’s available at lunch and dinner (though not in December). Two courses are priced at £25, with a three-course option for just £28. There’s nothing to frighten the horses, just tried-and-tested combinations, delightfully executed: confit sea trout with minted peas and English sugar snaps, glazed shoulder of lamb with pink fir potatoes, bitter chocolate pave and raspberry sorbet.

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15. Bibendum Restaurant

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Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea
London SW3 6RD, UK

Claude Bosi’s celebrated new kitchen serves a three-course Thursday to Saturday set lunch menu for £65 (compared to £185 for the signature tasting menu). Gallic charm abounds: there’s white asparagus with hibiscus and candied orange or Parmesan custard to start, followed by a carvery from the broche or cod a la Grenobloise, and finally either Gariguette strawberries or a raid on the ice cream trolley and honey madeleines.

Sturgeon caviar and duck jelly at London tasting menu Michelin-starred restaurant Bibendum Jason Bailey

16. A. Wong

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70 Wilton Rd, Pimlico
London SW1V 1DE, UK

A Wong’s outstanding modern Chinese food, encompassing duck yolk custard buns that are made to look like tangerines and carrot-shaped rabbit and carrot glutinous puffs, is some of the most joyful and creative in London. Lunch is the time to come, and the dim sum, priced from £2.50 per piece, is superb value.

Dim sum at Michelin-starred A. Wong, the Chinese tasting menu restaurant in Victoria that forms part of the best 24 hour restaurant travel itinerary for London — where to eat with one day in the city Ola Smit/Eater London

17. Elystan Street

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Elystan St, Chelsea
London, UK

On one of Chelsea’s most gilded thoroughfares, Phil Howard’s latest restaurant serves a three-courses-for-£30 menu at lunchtimes in addition to the a la carte. The vibe is polished Franco-British: English pea and mint soup with new potato croustades, sweetcorn and tarragon pancake with buttered girolles and grelot onions, a masterfully understated ‘couple of fine cheeses’.

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18. The Harwood Arms

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Walham Grove, Fulham
London SW6 1QP, UK

Tucked away on a Fulham backstreet, London’s only Michelin-starred pub gives diners a clear run at the menu come lunchtime: there’s two courses for £25 or three for £32.50. Gutsy and gamey is the order of the day: coronation quail salad, roast fallow deer with beetroot, blackcurrant and smoked bone marrow, brown bread ice cream with raspberries and whisky. It’s worth paying an extra £5.50 for one of the peerless venison Scotch eggs to have with drinks.

A Scotch egg on a white plate on a pub bar The Harwood Arms/Official

19. Trinity

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4 The Polygon, Clapham
London SW4 0JG, UK

Clapham has seen a recent dining renaissance, with an influx of excellent restaurants — but longtime resident Trinity remains at the top of the tree. Its two-for-£30 or three-for-£40 lunchtime menus offer masses of choice, from soused mackerel with white gazpacho to raviolo Milanese and salted caramel custard tart.

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20. Chez Bruce

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2 Bellevue Rd
London SW17 7EG, UK

A south-west London legend, Chez Bruce has long been enticing people to bunk off work and head to Wandsworth for its three-for-£39.50 weekday lunchtime deal. Bar a couple of dishes with supplements attached, diners have the run of what’s essentially an a la carte menu with an unapologetic, if-it-ain’t-broke modern European vibe: potted rabbit, côte de boeuf for two with hand-cut chips and béarnaise, hot chocolate pudding with praline parfait. Service is famously excellent.

Asparagus at Chez Bruce, one of Balham’s best restaurants Chez Bruce/Official

1. The Clove Club

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9LT, UK
Pine salt buttermilk fried chicken at Michelin-starred The Clove Club in Shoreditch, that forms part of the best 24 hour restaurant travel itinerary for London — where to eat with one day in the city P A Jorgensen/The Clove Club

Unquestionably one of London’s essential dining experiences. The Clove Club’s tasting menu comes in at £145 a head, but its four-course lunch menu (which isn’t available on Saturdays) costs a relatively modest £65. While the produce represents the best of British, the inspiration is global: consider line-caught Cornish pollock pakoras, or cedrat lemon confit with ray wing. Waiting for a table? Order the legendary pine-salt buttermilk fried chicken at the bar.

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, Shoreditch
London EC1V 9LT, UK

2. Leroy

18 Phipp St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4NU, UK
Michelin-Starred Shoreditch restaurant Leroy is scrapping the discretionary service charge when it reopens after the coronavirus lockdown Leroy/Official

A Michelin newcomer for 2019, Shoreditch bistro Leroy has one of the lowest-priced set menus on the list: three courses for just £22 at lunchtime from Tuesday to Saturday. What’s on offer changes daily, but it might include tomatoes and aioli on toast, sea urchin crêpe and a perfect quenelle of strawberry sorbet. Reliably lovely.

18 Phipp St, Shoreditch
London EC2A 4NU, UK

3. Portland

113 Great Portland St, Marylebone, London W1W 6QQ, UK

Michelin-starred since 2015, the Fitzrovia restaurant from the team behind Clipstone, Quality Chop House and Emilia is a bit of a steal at lunchtime, when a two-course menu comes in at £29.50 (or £35 for three). Start with potato gnocchi, goat’s curd, yellow courgettes and lardo di Colonnata, move on to pithivier of duck and pigeon, and end things with Pump Street chocolate sponge and burnt peach sorbet.

113 Great Portland St, Marylebone
London W1W 6QQ, UK

4. The Ninth

22 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NB, UK
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Jun Tanaka’s one-starred French-Mediterranean restaurant does three plates for £33 at lunchtimes (trofie with courgette pesto, an impressive lamb merguez, mussels with mousseron, peas and sourdough), including a glass of wine (or £28 without).

22 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia
London W1T 2NB, UK

5. Roganic

5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DB, UK
A sauce being poured over a bowl at Roganic in Marylebone Roganic Official

Simon Rogan’s Marylebone restaurant achieves that rare thing: a reasonably priced lunchtime menu (four courses for £35, from Tuesday to Saturday) with all the bells and whistles that come with the full-blown tasting menu. They’re still very much in evidence in a thoughtful procession of dishes like beetroot and eel, baby gem with truffle and shimeji, and Cornish cod with tomato and smoked roe.

5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone
London W1U 3DB, UK

6. The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ, UK
The Ledbury Official

Chef Brett Graham’s venerable Notting Hill star-magnet — it has two — is never going to be one for a quick lunch pit-stop — but for a truly special occasion, it’s hard to beat. From Wednesday to Friday in the middle of the day, £80 translates to four outstanding courses: there might be datterini tomatoes, lobster, sorbet and seaweed, or red ruby beef, short rib, smoked marrow, pickled vegetables and dill.

127 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill
London W11 2AQ, UK

7. Endo at the Rotunda

8th Floor, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7FR, UK
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Third-generation sushi master Kazutoshi Endo’s 15-cover omakase sushi restaurant on the 8th floor of Television Centre, which gained a star this year, has a seven-course, £60 “Lunch Omakase” menu. As well as the chef’s choices, diners can order a selection of seasonal nigiri (semi-fatty tuna, perhaps, or Tokyo-style oyster) and hot dishes (Cornish monkfish tempura; homemade red mullet sandwich with English truffle) for a supplement. It’s available from Thursday to Saturday, 12pm to 3pm.  

8th Floor, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush
London W12 7FR, UK

8. La Dame de Pic London

10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ, UK
La Dame de Pic/Official

Lunchtime in the City can be an iffy prospect, but two-starred Parisian import La Dame de Pic comes up with the goods. Anne-Sophie Pic’s two courses for £32 deal features plenty of twists on Continental classics: steak tartare with Wagyu emulsion, suckling pig with Nikka whisky and sorrel or tonka-spiked girolles risotto, and a strawberry baba soaked in Roku gin. Two glasses of wine are very reasonably priced for hereabouts at £19.

10 Trinity Square
London EC3N 4AJ, UK

9. Ikoyi

1 St James's Market, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AH, UK
Smoked crab jollof rice at west African-inspired restaurant Michelin star Ikoyi in St. James’s Market Tomas Jivanda

Jeremy Chan’s west-African inspired restaurant, which has one Michelin star, is never not a good call for a special lunch or early dinner. With three courses for £35, its set menu is one of the best-value and certainly one of the most thoughtful ones around. It changes regularly, but expect both the famous plantain with smoked Scotch bonnet and raspberry and smoked crab jollof rice to be present and correct.

1 St James's Market, St. James's
London SW1Y 4AH, UK

10. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA, UK
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester/Official

Alain Ducasse’s three-starred restaurant in The Dorchester hotel is most definitely at the higher end of high-end — and at £70, its three-course set lunch menu (available from Tuesday to Friday) will make a sizeable dent. That being said, executive chef Jean-Philippe Blondet’s dishes are refined works of art: chilled pepper velouté with cucumber and basil, guinea fowl with aubergine and lemon, textures of chocolate and coconut. For what it’s worth, it also includes two glasses of very good wine.

53 Park Ln, Mayfair
London W1K 1QA, UK

11. The Ritz London

150 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, UK
London’s best value Michelin-starred meals include The Ritz The Ritz/Official

Another, well, ritzy option, The Ritz’s three-course lunch menu comes in at £59: but for that, diners get a whistle-stop tour of Escoffier-inspired classics executed flawlessly: Ballotine of duck liver with peach and hazelnut, new-season lamb, Bresse duck with beetroot and pickled blackberries, an ethereal apricot souffle.

150 Piccadilly, St. James's
London W1J 9BR, UK

12. HIDE

85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NB, UK
Lamb at Hide, by chef Ollie Dabbous Andrew Leitch/Eater London

Recognising that vanishingly few people are willing or able to block off the afternoon for a capital-L Lunch, Hide’s set menu comes with a cast-iron guarantee. The three-course, £48 offering (served at Above) features dishes such as beef tartare with alliums and tarragon, steamed cornish sole, mussels and whelks with eucalyptus and olive oil, and cheeses from the trolley — and Ollie Dabbous’s team guarantee diners can be in and out within 90 minutes.

85 Piccadilly, Mayfair
London W1J 7NB, UK

13. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, UK
‘Meat fruit’ — a chicken liver parfait coated in mandarin jelly — at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge Dinner by Heston Blumenthal/Official

Available from Monday to Friday, the three-for-£45 set lunch menu at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal riffs on historic gastronomy in exactly the same way as the a la carte — so there’s mushroom broth and slow-cooked egg inspired by an 18th century recipe, lamb and cucumber that takes its cue from the 19th century, and a ‘Strawberry Crust’ circa 1820.

66 Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7LA, UK

14. Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Rd, Kensington, London W8 6AH, UK
Kitchen W8/Official

More easygoing than its location and starred status might suggest, Kitchen W8 has a set menu that’s available at lunch and dinner (though not in December). Two courses are priced at £25, with a three-course option for just £28. There’s nothing to frighten the horses, just tried-and-tested combinations, delightfully executed: confit sea trout with minted peas and English sugar snaps, glazed shoulder of lamb with pink fir potatoes, bitter chocolate pave and raspberry sorbet.

11-13 Abingdon Rd, Kensington
London W8 6AH, UK

15. Bibendum Restaurant

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD, UK
Sturgeon caviar and duck jelly at London tasting menu Michelin-starred restaurant Bibendum Jason Bailey

Claude Bosi’s celebrated new kitchen serves a three-course Thursday to Saturday set lunch menu for £65 (compared to £185 for the signature tasting menu). Gallic charm abounds: there’s white asparagus with hibiscus and candied orange or Parmesan custard to start, followed by a carvery from the broche or cod a la Grenobloise, and finally either Gariguette strawberries or a raid on the ice cream trolley and honey madeleines.

Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea
London SW3 6RD, UK

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16. A. Wong

70 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1DE, UK
Dim sum at Michelin-starred A. Wong, the Chinese tasting menu restaurant in Victoria that forms part of the best 24 hour restaurant travel itinerary for London — where to eat with one day in the city Ola Smit/Eater London

A Wong’s outstanding modern Chinese food, encompassing duck yolk custard buns that are made to look like tangerines and carrot-shaped rabbit and carrot glutinous puffs, is some of the most joyful and creative in London. Lunch is the time to come, and the dim sum, priced from £2.50 per piece, is superb value.

70 Wilton Rd, Pimlico
London SW1V 1DE, UK

17. Elystan Street

Elystan St, Chelsea, London, UK
Instagram/@elystanstreet

On one of Chelsea’s most gilded thoroughfares, Phil Howard’s latest restaurant serves a three-courses-for-£30 menu at lunchtimes in addition to the a la carte. The vibe is polished Franco-British: English pea and mint soup with new potato croustades, sweetcorn and tarragon pancake with buttered girolles and grelot onions, a masterfully understated ‘couple of fine cheeses’.

Elystan St, Chelsea
London, UK

18. The Harwood Arms

Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 1QP, UK
A Scotch egg on a white plate on a pub bar The Harwood Arms/Official

Tucked away on a Fulham backstreet, London’s only Michelin-starred pub gives diners a clear run at the menu come lunchtime: there’s two courses for £25 or three for £32.50. Gutsy and gamey is the order of the day: coronation quail salad, roast fallow deer with beetroot, blackcurrant and smoked bone marrow, brown bread ice cream with raspberries and whisky. It’s worth paying an extra £5.50 for one of the peerless venison Scotch eggs to have with drinks.

Walham Grove, Fulham
London SW6 1QP, UK

19. Trinity

4 The Polygon, Clapham, London SW4 0JG, UK
Trinity/Official

Clapham has seen a recent dining renaissance, with an influx of excellent restaurants — but longtime resident Trinity remains at the top of the tree. Its two-for-£30 or three-for-£40 lunchtime menus offer masses of choice, from soused mackerel with white gazpacho to raviolo Milanese and salted caramel custard tart.

4 The Polygon, Clapham
London SW4 0JG, UK

20. Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG, UK
Asparagus at Chez Bruce, one of Balham’s best restaurants Chez Bruce/Official

A south-west London legend, Chez Bruce has long been enticing people to bunk off work and head to Wandsworth for its three-for-£39.50 weekday lunchtime deal. Bar a couple of dishes with supplements attached, diners have the run of what’s essentially an a la carte menu with an unapologetic, if-it-ain’t-broke modern European vibe: potted rabbit, côte de boeuf for two with hand-cut chips and béarnaise, hot chocolate pudding with praline parfait. Service is famously excellent.

2 Bellevue Rd
London SW17 7EG, UK

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