The best London restaurants with set lunch menu deals

Now that business lunches (or even a long lunch with friends) are back on the menu - here's where to try London's best establishments with entry-level set lunch offers. And remember: 

  • 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
  • And if you want to stick to the budget, tread lightly around the wine list.


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. And yes, there's one of the best views in town to enjoy while you're there. So that's a bonus. 

The offer: Three courses for £34
Available: Monday to Friday

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St James's Market, 1 Carlton Street, London SW1Y 4QQ

St James isn't the first, second or even third place you'd look to for a bargain meal out in London but two courses for under £25 is a bit of a steal in these here parts. Expect a bit of Nordic action here.

The offer: Two courses, £29, three courses £32
Available: Tuesday to Friday

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Arros QDArros QD

64 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8NQ

This restaurant is top Spanish chef Quique Dacosta's London outpost and the main attraction is their paella, created with state of the art equipment. And they do have a paella dish included in the set menu. 

The offer: £29 lunch, £39 including paella
Available: Noon to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

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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 at the time of writing included such treats as vitello tonnato and grilled quail with lemon sauce.

The offer:  £25 for two courses, £29.50 for three
Available: Monday to Saturday lunch and dinner

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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 £48
Available: Thursday & Friday

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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 offer: Two courses, £32, three courses £38
Available: Tuesday - Saturday

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Notting Hill - 209 Westbourne Park Road, London W11 1EA

The latest generation of the Roux family has entered the restaurant business as Emily Roux teamed up with her husband (the head chef) Diego Ferrari opening this Notting Hill restaurant. The tasting menu is split into five sections and you can choose one of your courses from those. 

The offer: Three courses for £39 (or £50 with a bottle of wine)
Available: Thursday - Saturday 

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Clove ClubThe Clove Club

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

It’s one of the best restaurants in the country (and on the World's 50 Best list too), so what better way to try it out than with their set lunch offer?

The offer: 4 courses for £65

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Da TerraDa Terra

Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London E2 9NF

This Latin American and Italian inspired restaurant in Bethnal Green won a deserved Michelin star in its first year for its truly inspired tasting menus. Lunchtime sees them offering a cut-down version. 

The offer: £78 for 5 courses
The choice:
Tasting menu
Available: Friday - Saturday

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dinnerDinner by Heston Blumenthal

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Heston's Mandarin Oriental restaurant is always one of the most popular restaurants in London. The good news is you get both the Tipsy Cake and Meat Fruit in the set lunch price.

The offer: Four courses for £85
Available: Monday to Thursday

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Dysart PetershamDysart Petersham

Richmond - 135 Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AA

Work your way up to a lovely lunch at the Michelin-starred Dysart with a bracing walk in Richmond Park. You won’t feel hard done by opting for the set lunch as it also includes canapes to start and petit fours to finish.

The offer:  3 courses for £55

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Elystan StreetElystan Street

Chelsea - 43 Elystan St, London SW3 3NT

This is chef Phil Howard's 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 while dinner at Elystan Street can end up being pretty punchy, this makes their set lunch deal an even bigger draw. 

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

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Covent Garden - 16 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH

This Parisian import quickly got a lot of positive buzz, showing that it is possible to make a very successful move from Paris to London. The set menu at lunch is an ideal chance to try it out, and you should add a bacon scone on top. 

The offer: Two courses for £32 and three for £37
Available: Thursday - Sunday

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The Game BirdThe Game Bird

Mayfair - The Stafford London, 16-18 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NJ

This is the main restaurant at the Stafford Hotel, where the food is looked after by Lisa Allen (who also runs the well-renowned Northcote). Expect an emphasis on British cooking and game in the main restaurant. 

The offer: Two courses for £25, three for £30
Monday - Saturday

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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 £38.50, 3 courses: £42.50
Friday - Saturday

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The Grill at the DorchesterThe Grill at the Dorchester

53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

Head Chef Tom Booton has brought a new lease of life to The Grill and quite a few plaudits along the way with his modern approach. The set lunch includes a few of his signature dishes so it's well worth trying.

The offer: Two courses for £31 or three for £38. 
Available: Wednesday - Saturday

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42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JH

One of the best Indian restaurants to open in London for years, Gymkhana has a great entry-level set lunch menu making this Mayfair spot even more of an attractive proposition.

The offer: 2 courses for £35, 3 for £40 (add a carafe of wine for £19 or house punch for £9)
Available: Friday - Saturday

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Hakkasan MayfairHakkasan Mayfair

Mayfair - 17 Bruton St, London W1J 6AE

It would be all too easy to rack up quite a bill at Hakkasan so you’ve got to be grateful for the usefulness of a budget lunch offering there. Best of all, this one even includes a glass of Champagne. 

The offer:  2 courses £34, 3 courses £39 (both include glass of Champagne)

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Harwood ArmsHarwood Arms

Fulham - Walham Grove, London SW6 1QP

With an ex-Ledbury chef in the kitchen, this Michelin-starred spot isn’t your average pub experience and usually has prices to match so the set lunch option can be a great way to try it out for the first time.

The offer:  3 courses £55.00, 2 courses £42.00

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Hawksmoor Hawksmoor

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

Famed 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 offer: Two courses for £22 or three for £25.
The choice:
3-4 choices per course, including rump steak
Available: Check with venue

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Helene Darroze at The Connaught  Helene Darroze at The Connaught

The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL

One of the main restaurants at prestigious London hotel The Connaught, this is run by French Chef Helene Darroze. Expect high-end French dining that has won the restaurant three Michelin stars.

The offer: Three courses for £85
Available: Tuesday to Friday

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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 £15.50 or three for £18.50. 
Available: Monday to Friday

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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: Five courses for £48
Available: Wednesday - Sunday

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

This restaurant in St James's Market really adds something new to the London restaurant scene (and earned a Michelin star in double-quick time). The set lunch is an ideal opportunity to try out Jeremy Chan's inventive cooking. 

The offer: Set menu for £60
Available: Thursday - Saturday

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Kerridge's Bar and GrillKerridge's Bar and Grill

Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2BD

Tom Kerridge earned two Michelin stars at the Hand and Flowers in Marlow and this sees him setting up shop at the Corinthia hotel for his London debut. The main dinner menu isn't on the cheap side (the fish and chips is pricey) so this is an ideal way to give the restaurant a whirl. 

The offer: Two courses for £29.50 or three for £34.50.
Available: Monday - Friday

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BehindKudu Grill

Peckham - 57 Nunhead Ln, London SE15 3TR

Peckham locals love the Kudu group and their latest restaurant in the area is all about South African grilled food. 

The offer:  £28 per person 2 courses & dessert – £34 per person

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Leroy  Leroy

Shoreditch - 18 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4NU

Small plates, sharers and snacks are on the menu at this Michelin-starred 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 £24, 3 for £27.
Available: Thursday - Friday

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The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RL 

Marcus Wareing's flagship restaurant (and the only one where you'll find him in the kitchen) is Michelin-starred but the service is modern and unfussy. If it's on the menu, order the custard tart as an added extra. 

The offer: 4 courses for £60

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74 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T

This is the first solo restaurant from ex-Le Gavroche chef Monica Galetti, with her husband David Galetti in charge of the wine. So you'll want a quick pit-stop in their bar before dining here. 

The offer: Two courses for £30 and three for £36 (cheese for a £6.50 supplement).
Available: Tuesday - Friday

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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.

The offer: Two courses for £40 and three for £45

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38 Groom Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 7BA

This is Tom Aikens restaurant in London, set across two floors of a Belgravia townhouse. Expect a range of dishes with extreme attention to detail in the creation, all reflecting on Aikens' life. 

The offer: Five courses for £75
Available: Thursday - Saturday

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Noble RotNoble Rot (Holborn & Soho)

51 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3NB and 2 Greek St Soho London W1D 4NB

Both 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 - and you could always spend the money you've saved on more wine.

The offer: Two courses for £18, three courses for £22
The choice:
Set menu

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Park RowPark Row

Soho - 77 Brewer St, London W1F 9ZN

Better known as "The Batman restaurant", Park Row is situated in an enormous lower ground setting. The best thing is that the set lunch includes the restaurant’s signature dessert dish Kiss from a Rose which is frozen in liquid nitrogen…

The offer:  2 courses £24, 3 courses £28

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The PemThe Pem

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

This is Sally Abe's main 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 £39.50, 3 courses £49.50

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Pied a TerrePied a Terre

34 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NH

Expect exquisitely sourced and prepared ingredients from David Moore's Michelin-starred kitchen where Asimakis Chaniotis is now running the kitchen.

The offer: Three courses for £65 (many more options available)
The choice:
Set menu

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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 his flagship and the one where you may well see him in the kitchen too. 

The offer: Three courses for £65
Available: Tuesday - Saturday

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Areal- Address

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

The offer:  £45 for 3 courses

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Quality Chop HouseQuality Chop House

92–94 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3EA

There has been a Quality Chop House in London for 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 £25

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Savoy GrillSavoy Grill

Savoy Hotel, London WC2R 0EU

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

The offer: Two courses for £39, three courses for £45
Monday - Sunday

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77-82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, London E1 7QX

Set within the Whitechapel Gallery, this restaurant from Nick Gilkinson and Joe Fox (ex Petersham Nurseries) serves up modern British food with an ever-changing seasonal menu. 

The offer: Two courses for £19, three courses for £24
Tuesday - Friday

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Wild Honey St JameWild Honey St James

8 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5NG 

Anthony Demetre's famed restaurant left its original Mayfair location to re-open in a much swankier space on Pall Mall. Here, he's combining French techniques with British ingredients and you'll see many of the old favourites on the menu.

The offer: Three courses for £35
Available: Tuesday - Saturday

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If you're wondering why London's best known set lunch deal - the one at Le Gavroche - isn't on here, it's because they're currently shut for lunch due to staff shortages.


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