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If you’ve managed to hang on to your over-renumerated job in the city, or perhaps have just had a windfall from Great Aunt Sally then you might be wondering how to spend some of your ill-gotten gains. Well, as you’ll probably know, it’s perfectly possible to blow thousands of pounds on a night out in a London restaurant as one infamous group of bankers did one evening when they spent £44,000 on a dinner at Petrus.

That Petrus bill consisted entirely of wine (the restaurant threw the food in for free) so if you’re thinking of going large on what you eat rather than drink, we took a look online to find out where some of the most expensive dishes are to be had currently in London’s restaurants.

Of course, this article could also be used to show you where not to dine if you’re feeling pecuniary-challenged.

£44 Langoustines addressed in five ways – Sketch
£60 Birds Nest Soup – China Tang
£75 Sevruga caviar (30g) – The Ivy

Main courses
£30 - Charcoal grilled rib eye of beef with paprika – St Alban
£32.50 Lobster with wasabi pepper sauce - Nobu
£36.50 (£73 for two) Roasted shellfish - Scott’s
£52 Beef fillet, beef tartare and Wagyu beef ribs - Sketch
£57 Grade nine Wagyu beef, pear and horseradish sauce – Umu

Tasting menus

£65 – three courses at Hibiscus
£68.50 for three courses at Pied a Terre
£75 – three courses at Helene Darroze at the Connaught
£75 – three course at The Square
£75 – three courses at Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
£90 – three courses at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay


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