The pinnacle of fine dining and the last word in gastronomic greatness, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Michelin star goes hand in hand with empty wallet. You’d be wrong.
From lunch in a 5-star hotel to dinner 28 floors up, the stars needn’t be out of reach. Impress for less, with our selection of Michelin-starred deals for under £40…
Galvin La Chapelle Book Galvin La Chapelle
3 courses & a glass of brut £38
A Michelin-starred French meal in a Grade II-listed former church sounds pricey. Thankfully it’s not, with Galvin La Chapelle‘s £34.50 menu offering up dishes as impressive as the setting. The likes of grilled sea bass with basil gnocchi or apricot and almond cake with rosemary custard are sure to leave you converted.
City Social Book City Social
3 courses & a cocktail £38
Another member of the Jason Atherton empire, City Social offers Michelin-starred dining with a view, sitting atop Tower 42 in the City. Modern British cuisine is the order of the day here, with dishes like line-caught cod with Morecambe Bay shrimps, and Saddleback pork fillet and cheek with violet artichokes leading the menu.
Outlaw’s at The Capital Book Outlaw’s at The Capital
3-course lunch £39
Nathan Outlaw brings his love of British seafood to the 5-star Capital Hotel, with the perhaps unimaginatively named Outlaw’s at The Capital. However, with the likes of beer-cured salmon with seaweed salad cream, and hake with roast chicken and mushroom dressing on offer, there is nothing unimaginative about the menu.
Galvin at Windows Book Galvin at Windows
3 courses & a bellini £33
From the acclaimed Galvin brothers, and with stunning views 28 floors up, Galvin at Windows does what it says on the tin. Served up alongside the 360° views over London is a menu of fine French haute cuisine, packed with the finest British produce. When it comes to showstopping dining, Galvin at Windows ticks every box.
Céleste at The Lanesborough Book Céleste
3 courses, a glass of champagne, coffee or tea & petits fours £39
One of London’s most stunning dining rooms, Céleste showcases French fine dining at its finest. Flavour-rich, inventive dishes include salmon smoked with juniper wood served with a lentil stew, celeriac with crushed black truffle, Comté cheese and mushroom emulsion, and Colombian roasted coffee ice cream, served with caramelized pecan meringues and fudge.