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.
1. The Clove Club, Shoreditch Book The Clove Club
6 courses £95
Coming in at number 1 is Michelin-starred The Clove Club, a bright and blue informal gourmet dining room housed inside the grand Shoreditch Town Hall building. Dive into the restaurant’s elegant 6-course tasting menu, which highlights British produce and vegetables, and includes dishes like raw Orkney scallop with truffle and hazelnut or blood orange with sheep’s milk yoghurt. Splash out on the luxurious 9-course for £145, while if you are feeling extra fancy, add on an ambient-brew tea pairing.
2. Roganic, Marylebone Book Roganic
Short tasting menu, £65
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. For £95, the long tasting menu is even more indulgent, with 12 exquisite dishes served.
3. Bokan, Canary Wharf Book Bokan
6-course tasting menu & 1/2 house wine £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 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.
4. sketch – Lecture Room, Mayfair Book sketch Lecture Room
7-course tasting menu £120
Well at home in the upper echelons of the London fine dining scene, the 3 Michelin-starred sketch‘s tasting menu is certainly a little special. Once you’ve stopped marvelling at the exquisite decor, expect course after course of 3 Michelin star food, including Scottish scallops with tumeric butter and quinoa, and roasted grouse flavoured with a prune and whisky jus and served with potatoes, salsify and apple, and liver pâté on toast.
5. Club Gascon, Farringdon Book Club Gascon
5-course tasting menu £85
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.
6. Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley, Knightsbridge Book Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley
5-course tasting menu £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.
7. The Square, Mayfair Book The Square
8-course tasting menu £110/£190 with paired wine
Situated in affluent Mayfair, The Square is known for its unforgettable and innovative haute cuisine, awarding the restaurant a Michelin star. Try exquisite dishes from the 8-course tasting menu such as rock oyster from Dorset with bone marrow pot au feu, lobster risotto, or the unique foie gras in beeswax with a melon and lemon balm, before finishing on a sweet potato and grapefruit dessert. For an extra £80, choose to pair the menu with wines.
8. Dysart Petersham, Richmond upon Thames Book Dysart Petersham
6 courses £70
Boarding on 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.
Serving both a longer and shorter tasting menu, Craft is an innovative project in Greenwich which builds creative menus using produce from its own gardens, smoke house and bee hives. Tuck into 4 or 6 courses of modern British cooking, all whilst looking out at Greenwich Peninsula Gardens, the Thames and Canary Wharf.
10. Galvin La Chappelle, Shoreditch Book Galvin La Chappelle
7-course Tasting menu £85
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 and sends guests off with a gifted Galvin La Chappelle cookbook.