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The best London restaurants with set lunch menu deals

Here's where to try London's best establishments for a little less with their entry-level set lunch offers (and don't forget to check our deals under £30). A few tips first: 

  • Make sure the set lunch deal is running for the day of your booking
  • If there's a signature dish you fancy and don't mind paying full price, ask about adding it to your order

 

RoeRoe

Canary Wharf - Five Park Drive, Wood Wharf, London E14 9GG

The latest restaurant from the team behind Fallow continues their success in this huge Canary Wharf riverside location. Their express lunch features small plates to share, like a chicken wing skewer and a choice if mains and dessert with options like 35 day dry aged steak. You can easily add on extras and we'd strongly recommend their blooming onion. 

The offerThree courses £34

Book Roe

 

MuseMuse

Belgravia - 38 Groom Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 7BA

Tom Aikens' Michelin-starred restaurant is a small affair over two floors of a Belgravia townhouse with dishes modelled over his personal life. At any time, you can go for the full-on 10-course affair, but the three-course menu is only available at lunch.  

The offerThree courses £50

Book Muse

 

Josephine BouchonJosephine Bouchon

Chelsea - 315 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QH

Claude and Lucy Bosi's neighbourhood French restaurant has been a huge hit and while some of the mains can be pricey, the "menu de canut" is a great deal. There are a few options per course which, at the time of writing, included Fromage de tête (brawn) and a pigs trotter croquette.

The offerTwo courses for £25.40, three courses £29.50

Book Josephine

 

The DevonshireThe Devonshire

Soho - 17 Denman Street, London W1D 7HW

The Devonshire can be a pretty hard place to get a booking at the best of times, but if you manage to score one the set menu is available at any time of the day. You'll usually find a steak on there, and deserts have included their sticky toffee pudding.

The offerTwo courses for £25, three courses £29

Book The Devonshire

 

BrooklandsBrooklands

Knightsbridge - The Peninsula, 1 Grosvenor Pl, London SW1X 7HJ

Claude Bosi's restaurant at the top of the Peninsula London earned two Michelin stars in near record time. It's a fantastic looking room with a large model of Concorde hanging overhead, while the terrace offers some fantastic views of Belgravia and beyond. 

The offer: The Concorde lunch menu with three courses for £58

Book Brooklands

 

Dinner by Heston BlumenthalDinner by Heston Blumenthal

Knightsbridge - Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Heston Blumenthal's London sole London restaurant features a menu that is his take on historical dishes. The set menu might feature dishes like smoked salmon belly or a rhubarb and cardamom tart. If you're thinking of adding any extras, the meat fruit is a must. 

The offerThree courses £65

Book Dinner by Heston

 

solaSOLA

Soho - 64 Dean St, London W1D 4QQ

Victor Garvey's SOLA recently had a big refurb making the restaurant twice as big, including a fully redesigned restaurant and a completely new bar downstairs. The excellent value lunchtime set menu features the creative Californian cuisine that has won it a Michelin star, with the four courses plus innovative snacks like their own take on chicken and waffles and devilled eggs. All that, and there's an excellent wine list with a strong focus on Californian wines. 

The offer: Four courses for £59

Book SOLA

 

The Portrait by Richard Corrigan

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Pl, London WC2H 0HE

As part of the multi-million-pound refurbishment of the National Portrait Gallery, Richard Corrigan took over the main restaurant, giving that incredible view the menu it deserved. A must-visit if you're going to the gallery and worth a detour even if you're not.

The offerTwo courses for £34, three courses £39

Book The Portrait

 

Chishuru

Fitzrovia -  3 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 8AX

Adejoké Bakare recently moved Chishuru to this larger Fitzrovia location and the food is better than ever. Expect a regularly changing set menu of West African dishes with some truly innovative touches.

The offerThree courses for £45

Book Chishuru

 

64 Goodge Street64 Goodge Street

Fitzrovia -  64 Goodge St, London W1T 4NF

From the same people behind nearby Clipston and Portland, this is their take on a classic French bistro in Fitzrovia. You can expect some twists on classically French dishes in a wonderfully cosy space.

The offerThree courses for £45

Book 64 Goodge Street

 

The Grill by Tom BootonThe Grill by Tom Booton

Mayfair -  53 Park Lane, London W1K

Tom Booton has made The Grill at The Dorchester such a big deal that they put his name above the door. If you're looking to try out the food at this modern British restaurant, the set lunch is the perfect opportunity. 

The offerThree courses for £35

Book The Grill

 

TendrilTendril

Mayfair -  5 Princes St, London W1B 2LQ

Rishim Sachdeva's "mostly vegan" restaurant has settled into its permanent home so if you're looking for a vegan menu with maybe a little cheese, this is a very good bet. This offer is available early in the evening too. 

The offerThree courses for £35

Book Tendril

 

PavyllonPavyllon

Mayfair -  64 Goodge St, London W1T 4NF

Top French chef Yannick Alleno's restaurant at the Four Seasons is a notably pricey affair, so this set lunch is definitely one of the more affordable ways to check it out. It's a speedy option, which features five courses in 55 minutes so it could be handy for a quick lunch. 

The offerFive courses for £55

Book Pavyllon

 

DovetaleDovetale

Mayfair -  1 Dover Yard at 1 Hotel Mayfair, London W1J 8DJ

Tom Sellers' restaurant at the 1 Hotel sees the chef taking on a grand hotel menu (with more than a little help from Tom Anglesea in the kitchen). Get a seat on their amazing hidden terrace if you can (heated during winter). 

The offerTwo courses, £39, three courses £45

Book Dovetale

 

Quality Chop HouseQuality Chop House

Clerkenwell - 92–94 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3EA

There has been a Quality Chop House in London for over 150 years. But for our mind, the current iteration with Shaun Searley in the kitchen may just be the best. The confit potatoes are extra - but do not think of leaving without ordering them as an add-on.

The offer: Three-course set menu for £29

Book Quality Chop House

 

Noble Rot

Bloomsbury, Soho & Mayfair

All the Noble Rots are excellent spots for whiling away an agreeable afternoon and you can be sure that the wine lists are on point too. The set lunches at both represent excellent value, particularly in Mayfair, and you could always spend the money you've saved on more wine.

The offer: Two courses for £22, three courses for £26

Book Bloomsbury  |  Book Soho  |  Book Mayfair

 

Midland Grand Dining Room

King's Cross - St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd, London NW1 2AR

Originally launched by chef Patrick Powell, this is the main restaurant at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel with a decadent French menu on offer here (expect lots of rich sauces) in a drop-dead gorgeous room.

The offerTwo courses, £32, three courses £38

Book Midland Grand

 

Lasdun

South Bank - National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX

The National Theatre brought in a powerhouse team to be in charge of its main restaurant - the people behind Hackney's hugely popular pub, The Marksman. On the South Bank, the restaurant makes good use of the Brutalist architecture while serving up a brasserie-style menu.

The offerTwo courses, £40, three courses £45
Available: Lunchtime and pre-theatre

Book Lasdun

 

Claude Bosi at BibendumClaude Bosi at Bibendum

Kensington - Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD

This is top French chef Claude Bosi's main two-Michelin-starred London restaurant, set within the Bibendum (aka Michelin Man) building. The lunch is more expensive than some on this list, but the seasonal Market Menu is a big saving on the normal lunch here. 

The offerThree courses £75

Book Claude Bosi

 

BibiBibi

Mayfair - 42 North Audley Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZR

Bibi comes from chef Chet Sharma and the restaurant takes its influences from across India "from roadside cafés from Punjab in the north, to Kerala in the south" while also applying the techniques the chef has picked up in various Michelin-starred restaurants. 

The offerThree courses and snacks £45 (Teja lunch menu)

Book Bibi

 

SoccaSocca

Mayfair - 41 S Audley St, London W1K 2PS

Socca is a French bistro from chef Claude Bosi and Samyukta Nair (Koyn, MiMi MeiFair and Jamavar). It takes inspiration from the French Riviera - it's a culinary love story to the food you'll find in the coastal towns of Marseilles, Cannes and Nice. 

The offerTwo courses £28, three courses £39

Book Socca

 

The NinthThe Ninth

Fitzrovia - 22 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NB

Recently reopened after a refurb, Jun Tanaka's Fitzrovia venture is a French/Mediterranean neighbourhood-style restaurant which uses fine dining cheffing techniques but with a more casual feel. 

The offerTwo courses, £30, three courses £35

Book The Ninth

 

ApricityApricity

Mayfair - 68 Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JU

Apricity is the latest restaurant from Chantelle Nicholson and it has a plant-forward menu (but is not exclusively vegetarian) along with a big focus on no waste and sustainability. 

The offerFive courses for £59
Available: Tuesday - Saturday

Book Apricity

 

FallowFallow

St James - 2 St James’s Market, London SW1Y 4RP

Now in a permanent space, Fallow runs big on sustainability, so they use interesting cuts and everything is super seasonal and focuses mainly on British and Irish produce. One of their signatures, mushroom parfait, is on the set menu too. 

The offerThree courses for £42
Available: Monday - Friday

Book Fallow

 

PlanquePlanque

Haggerston - 322-324 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

Making a name for itself in Haggerston is Planque, a wine-focused restaurant with a much-praised menu by Seb Myers. The set lunch is only available on Saturday and it's a great deal if you want to try out the food.

The offerThree courses for £39
Available: Saturday only

Book Planque

 

SucreSucre

Soho - 47b Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7JP.

This Soho restaurant is by top Latin American chef Fernando Trocca, set in one of London's most beautiful new dining rooms.

The offerTwo courses £29, three courses £35
Available: All week

Book Sucre

 

Aqua ShardAqua Shard

The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY

Dinner in any of the Shard's restaurants can be hard on the wallet, but head up there for lunch and you can take advantage of Aqua Shard's set-price lunch. Plus, there's one of the best views in town to enjoy while you're there, so that's a bonus. 

The offer: Two courses £39, Three courses for £49
Available: Monday to Friday

Book Aqua Shard

 

bellamy's set lunchBellamy's

Mayfair - 518 Bruton Pl, London W1J 6LY

The Table d'Hote set lunch menu at Bellamy's is a complete steal for Mayfair and very useful to know about as it's available at both lunch and dinner. The menu changes weekly and features all manner of classic treats.

The offer £30.50 for two courses, £38 for three
Available: Monday to Saturday lunch and dinner

Book Bellamy's

 

BehindBehind

London Fields - 20 Sidworth St, London E8 3SD

The long lunch at this cutting-edge East London restaurant all takes place around a single counter and serves up a fish-focused menu that changes seasonally. 

The offer 6 courses for £64
Available: Thursday & Friday

Book Behind

 

Benares  Benares

Mayfair - 12A Berkeley Square House, Berkely Square, London W1J 6BS

Benares on Berkeley Square features an upscale menu featuring modern Indian cuisine with a British twist. It recently regained its Michelin star and remains one of the best Indian restaurants in London. 

The offerTwo courses, £43, three courses, £49
Available: Tuesday - Saturday

Book Benares

 

Elystan StreetElystan Street

Chelsea - 43 Elystan St, London SW3 3NT

This is chef Phil Howard and Rebecca Mascarenhas' main restaurant in Chelsea, so if you're a fan of his cooking, this is the place to come. It's earned him a Michelin star and as dinner at Elystan Street can end up being pretty punchy, this makes their set lunch deal an even bigger draw. 

The offer: Three courses for £35
Available: Monday to Saturday

Book Elystan Street

 

Galvin La Chapelle  Galvin La Chapelle

City - 35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

One of a few London restaurants by the Galvins, this also comes with a Michelin star, set in the frankly stunning St Botolph's Hall. Think fine, French, Michelin-starred food in historic surroundings.

The offer: 2 courses £44, 3 courses: £49
Available:
Monday - Saturday

Book Galvin La Chapelle

 

Hawksmoor Hawksmoor

Spitalfields, Borough, City, Mayfair, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge, Canary Wharf

Famous for serving some of the best steaks in town, Hawksmoor also offer a very good deal on their Express Menu at lunchtimes across almost all of their restaurants (and early evening as well).

The offerTwo courses for £29 or three for £33.
The choice:
3-4 choices per course, including steak

Book Hawksmoor

 

Hereford RoadHereford Road

3 Hereford Rd, Bayswater, London W2 4AB

Hereford Road has a regularly changing menu of seasonal British classics, led by chef/co-founder Tom Pemberton. The set lunch changes daily and is a pretty damned good deal.

The offer: Two courses for £16.50 or three for £19.50. 
Available: Monday to Friday

Book Hereford Road

 

HIDE  HIDE

Mayfair - 85 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NB

Ollie Dabbous' Mayfair restaurant is a three-storey affair, which includes a Michelin-starred fine dining tasting menu upstairs - and you'll find the set menu there. It's pretty impressive looking throughout too.

The offer: Three courses for £54
Available: Monday - Sunday

Book HIDE

 

KuduKudu

Peckham - 119 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2EZ

Peckham locals love the Kudu group and this is their original signature restaurant offering an ever-changing menu with a touch of South African influence. 

The offer 2 courses: £26, 3 courses: £29
Available: Friday only

Book Kudu

 

Leroy  Leroy

Shoreditch - 18 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4NU

Small plates, sharers and snacks are on the menu at this Shoreditch restaurant, with a strong focus on their eclectic wine list. They have an "ethos of simplicity and flavour, food that is thoughtful but not showy."

The offer: 2 courses for £32, 3 for £35.
Available: Tuesday - Friday

Book Leroy

 

MuranoMurano

Queen St, Mayfair, London W1J 5PP

Angela Hartnett's flagship, Michelin-starred restaurant serves up exquisite Italian food but at a price. Happily, the set menu brings it down to most people's budgets. A vegan set lunch is available too. 

The offerTwo courses for £50 and three for £55

Book Murano

 

The PemThe Pem

St James - 22-28 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH

This is Sally Abe's London restaurant in Westminster, where you can expect excellent British produce. That’s no different when you opt for the set lunch menu which features the best of Cornish seafood along with seasonal veg too.

The offer 2 courses £35

Book The Pem

 

Pollen Street SocialPollen Street Social

Mayfair - 8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ

Jason Atherton has a mini restaurant empire across London, but this is the chef's flagship restaurant and the one where you may well see him in the kitchen too. 

The offer: Three courses £58
Available: Tuesday - Saturday

Book Pollen Street Social

 

PortlandPortland

Fitzrovia - 113 Great Portland St, London W1W 6QQ

This is from the same group as Quality Chop House and while it may be billed as a neighbourhood restaurant Portland’s equally a great spot for a leisurely business lunch, with a regularly changing seasonal menu. 

The offer£59 for 3 courses

Book Portland

 

Savoy GrillSavoy Grill

Savoy Hotel, London WC2R 0EU

This iconic British venue is one of Gordon Ramsay's group of restaurants - and remains one of London's classic dining institutions.

The offer: Two courses for £55, three courses for £62
Available:
Monday - Sunday

Book the Savoy Grill

 

 

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