Why try one dish when you can sample pretty much everything in the kitchen? Wave goodbye to FOMO, throw restraint out the window, and tuck into some of the capital’s finest multiple-course masterpieces. From some of the cheapest tasting menus in London, to some of the most lavish, trendy to sophisticated, French to Indian, we’ve got it covered.
The Clove Club, Shoreditch Book The Clove Club
9-course dinner menu; sparkling wine on arrival, signature amuse bouche, petits fours, coffee & digestif £145
Michelin-starred The Clove Club is a bright and blue informal gourmet dining room housed inside the grand Shoreditch Town Hall building. Dive into the restaurant’s extravagant 9-course tasting menu, which highlights British produce and vegetables, to craft creative, modern British dishes.
Roganic, Marylebone Book Roganic
Long tasting menu, an arrival glass of sparkling wine & a signed copy of Rogan: The Cookbook £115
From Simon Rogan, the man behind 2 Michelin-starred L’Enclume, Roganic showcases Simon’s innovative take on modern British cooking. The short tasting menu features 8 dishes including monkfish with mussels and seaweed, and caramelised apple with Douglas fir. The long tasting menu is even more indulgent, with 12 exquisite dishes served.
Bokan, Canary Wharf Book Bokan
6-course tasting menu, £70
With panoramic views over Greenwich from the 37th floor, Bokan serves up European cuisine overflowing with bold flavour and classic but creative presentation in a chic lounge setting. On the 6-course tasting menu, enjoy dishes like Portland crab meat with a blood orange jelly or a juniper berry-smoked venison cooked on the Josper grill and served with braised salsify. Add a wine pairing from an in-house sommelier to your tasting for a sumptuous experience and be sure to sip it on the 39th floor open-roof terrace.
Club Gascon, Farringdon Book Club Gascon
7-course tasting menu, paired wines, a glass of champagne & a signed menu £180
Michelin-starred Club Gascon takes diners on a journey across south west France. The tasting menu may begin with the likes of hibiscus and cabbage ‘dashi’ with snails and gladiola, before proceeding to wild halibut with coffee emulsion, via marbled duck with figs, and ending with caramelised rhubarb with mulled wine and frosted pink praline.
Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley, Knightsbridge Book Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley
5-course tasting menu & champagne £65
If music be the food of love, eat a tasting menu whilst listening to live jazz. Shakespeare may have had a slightly different meaning in mind, but there’s no denying the appeal of the Jazz Lounge tasting menu. It’s hard to leave a room in a 5-star hotel with a grand piano centrepiece, so it’s lucky that the Jazz Lounge’s 5 courses of Italian fine dining will ensure you’re in for the long haul.
Dysart Petersham, Richmond upon Thames Book Dysart Petersham
6 courses £70
On the edge of Richmond Park, The Dysart Petersham is a Michelin-starred family-run restaurant who responsibly source ingredients, with some harvested from the kitchen garden, which feature on the tasting menu. Dine on charred mackerel flavoured with ginger, champagne and radish, Longhorn beef with kombu-braised Swiss chard and served with a rich red wine jus, and for dessert, a roast white peach, pistachio and olive oil cake. Choose between beer or wine pairing to add onto the menu, thoughtfully matching dishes with each drink.
Galvin La Chappelle, Shoreditch Book Galvin La Chappelle
7-course Tasting menu £89
Another Michelin-starred favourite rounds off the list with Galvin La Chappelle in Spitalfields, from chef brothers Chris and Jeff. Seated inside a magnificent dining room with medieval chandeliers, lofty stone ceilings and statuesque pillars, diners can enjoy the French-inspired 7-course tasting menu. The menu changes frequently, serving the seasonal delights that the restaurant is known for alongside vegan and vegetarian options.