The London Restaurant Festival — a month-long celebration of London's dining scene — is back for the whole of October. Over 250 restaurants have created special menus to mark the event, including heavyweights like Simon Rogan's Fera at Claridges, plus favourites such as steak house Hawksmoor.
This is a chance to sample lots of London's best restaurants at a reduced price. We took a glance over the deals and picked out a few of the best.
Michelin-starred Helene Darroze at The Connaught is offering three courses and a glass of champagne for £38pp. This glorious restaurant offers some of the best French classical cooking in London, combined with unstuffy service and a gorgeous wood paneled room. Enjoy dishes such as burrata with anchovy and basil and a chocolate dessert with cherries and kirsch.
On a similar, high end note, Fera at Claridge's is offering three courses and a glass of champagne for £42. Simon Rogan is one of the best cooks in the country and his sample menu includes caramelised pork belly with carrots, baby gem and tarragon for a main course and poached English blueberries, buttermilk and white chocolate for dessert.
Dim sum masters Yauatcha City are offering a nine-dish tasting menu plus a Cherry Chaser cocktail for £29pp, which looks lovely, with dishes including baked venison puff and sticky rice in lotus leaf with chicken and dried shrimp.
If Japanese is more your thing, then Sake No Hana have put together a five-course menu with half a bottle of wine per person for £35. It includes tempura, sushi, noodles and miso soup, plus one of their signature desserts.
High end Chinese Hutong is offering a three-course lunch at £35pp. It’s the best restaurant inside The Shard and its prices are usually punchy. That said, the food is very good indeed. The menu includes king crab dumplings and Jade tofu and halibut soup. Yum.
Steak lovers should head to Hawksmoor Knightsbridge, where you can enjoy a three-course menu including options for Brixham crab salad, a 250g rib eye and sticky toffee pudding with a glass of champagne for just £28pp.
Finally, there are plenty of afternoon tea deals, with Palm Court at The Langham offering a champagne cream tea for £25pp.
The London Restaurant Festival runs until 31 October. See the website for the full range of deals and events.