When described as a nation that up until 10 years ago ate nothing more tasty than boiled mutton and porridge by the New York Times this week, Londoners quite rightly got a bit miffed. But, it turns out, we do still like a bit of mutton. Mind you, we reckon the dishes here are a world apart from what the NYT's writer had in mind.
Calum Franklin's wonderous pie menu includes a curried mutton pie made with slow cooked shoulder and mango salsa for £20.
With two branches (Battersea and Islington) you can head to either for the rotisserie 24 hour marinated mutton shoulder for £12.
Head to Soho for this mutton fry of slow-cooked diced mutton in Andhra Masala for £9.
Sadly the mutton rolls are no longer on the menu at Neil Rankin's City restaurant, but instead you can order the whole smoked mutton at £12 per 100g
At Hoppers' two London restaurants, the mutton roll starters are always super popular and just a fiver.
They're always changing their menus at Lyles, but right now you can get mutton with potatoes and mustard.
The Mutton Keema Sloppy Joe at Jikoni adds in Pickled Onion, Mint & Mango Chutney in toasted brioch and serves it up with fried padrons for £12.50.
There's usually some sort of mutton dish on the menu at this Shoreditch Thai. At the moment it's Barbecue Mutton Shoulder Massaman Curry for £24
The folk behind this Caribbean restuarant in Merton make such a good mutton curry Sainsbury's got them to do a lamb version for the supermarket. Get the real deal here for just £9.50.
People of London, TFIF! 🍻🌞 Today's #NEWLondonCheapEat is a great local Caribbean spot down the Northern Line 🙆 MUTTON CURRY WITH RICE N PEAS from TING N TING in @mertonabbeymills SW19 - £7.90 💯 Garfield's aim is to introduce fine Caribbean foods (whether from from Grenada, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados or any of the Caribbean Islands) to the masses. And they're doing a good job, standing the test of time in that same spot for an impressive 15 years ✊ All their mains come in at £7.90. Their mutton curry is the award-winning one they produced for Sainsbury's (but using lamb instead), with tender chunks of quality mutton, seasoned with a mix of classic Caribbean herbs and spices, cooked to medium hot. They're jerk is another favourite, with meat grilled on their constantly smoking BBQ out the front 🔥 By @thecutlerychronicles Check 💻 londoncheapeats.com for the full write-up, and 100+ other cheap eats for £8 or less 👀😁 #LondonCheapEats #LCERestaurantDish #LCEOnTheGo
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