With perfect timing, as we get ready for restaurants across the UK to open, BBC's Great British Menu returns to our screens. This year, there's a new judge (Rachel Khoo) and the theme is dishes celebrating British innovation. It kicks off on Wednesday 24 March 2021 on BBC Two at 8pm.
24-26 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 1PP
What's on the restaurant menu: If you're lucky enough to be a member of private club AllBright (or know one who'll invite you) Sabrina's menu features delights like Crown Prince squash salad with, orzo, cavolo nero & sprouts and a maple mustard dressing or vegan sticky toffee pudding with miso caramel and banana ice-cream.
Follow Sabrina on Instagram: @sabrina_gidda
Unit 102, Hicce x Wolf & Badger, Stable St, London N1C 4DQ
What's on the restaurant menu: Recent dishes that Shannon's shared on the restaurant's Insta page include Spiced Lamb steak, miso grilled aubergine, goats cheese, mint, peas, lambs lettuce plus a perfect brunch offering of Sweetcorn fritters, smashed avo and cherry tomato salsa.
Follow Shannon on Instagram: @johnsonshannon
London & South East
68 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HP
What's on the restaurant menu: You should definitely try the restaurant's signature lobster ravioli which comes with langoustine, salmon and black truffle or the Roasted veal sweetbread with Jerusalem artichoke, pickled walnut, and malted wheat.
Follow Kim on Instagram: @kimratcharoen
16a St Anne's Ct, Soho, London W1F 0BF
What's on the restaurant menu: It's a multiple tasting course menu at Aulis in Soho - so dishes might range from Buttermilk crumpet with gilthead bream and horseradish to Truffle pudding with birch sap and stout.
Follow Oli on Instagram: @olimarlow
1A Launceston Pl, Kensington, London W8 5RL
What's on the restaurant menu: Definitely opt for the additional egg and soldiers super-luxe amuse-bouche on Ben's tasting menu. while the presa Iberica with carrot and crackling is pretty special too.
Follow Ben on Instagram: @benmurphychef
10 Northumberland Ave, Westminster, London WC2N 5AE
What's on the restaurant menu: Signature dishes include the much-Instagrammed glazed omelette lobster thermidor and pig's cheek pie with clotted cream mash.
Follow Nick on Instagram: @beardymanchef
93a Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AG
What's on the restaurant menu: Dishes in development right now include organic cacao & birch sap cheesecake with smoked salt and a heavenly-sounding celeriac & wild garlic spaghetti with black trompette sauce, celeriac floss, new seasons morels and fresh black truffle.
Follow Kirk on Instagram: @kirk_haworth
76-78 Paul St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4NE
What's on the restaurant menu: Coming to the spring menu at this East London gastropub are dishes like beetroot with baby turnip, spring onion and Lapsang Souchon tea along with plaice, leek and brown shrimp Wellington, monks-beard, oyster leaf, buttermilk and wild garlic sauce.
Follow Ruth on Instagram: @ruthhansom
35-37 Parkgate Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4NP
What's on the restaurant menu: Dishes promised for alfresco dining this spring include heritage carrot & carlin peas pithivier with onion petals and chimichurri. There's also a tahini and chocolate chip cookie sandwich served with sour cherries and mascarpone.
Follow Ali on Instagram: @aliborer13
BBC's Great British Menu returns on Wednesday 24 March 2021 on BBC Two at 8pm.
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