New London restaurants to be enjoyed for less
Dining on gourmet cuisine in top London restaurants may be an expensive indulgence, but if you look carefully, you may well be able to enjoy fine dining for less. This is particularly true in new restaurants, which may offer very reasonable prices in order to encourage their new clientele.
- Frenchie, a French brasserie that opened in February in Covent Garden, has launched a new pre-theatre menu. Just £28 will get you a three-course meal, including foie gras royale and Cornish stone bass, with a glass of Le Grappin wine.
- Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine, but the real draw is the 250-strong wine list and 50-strong champagne list. Enjoy a lunchtime bargain of the Dish of the Day and a glass of wine for just £15. For a special treat, opt for the seafood summer special, including oysters and a glass of champagne, for only £30.
- Restaurant Ours in South Kensington has a new set lunch menu of £30 for two courses or £35 for three. Items on the menu include gazpacho, Tagliatelle al Vongoli and lemon, hazelnut and caramel ice cream.
- The Frog in Shoreditch has a Bohemian feel and is the creation of MasterChef finalist Adam Handling. Tasting menus are often quite expensive, but at The Frog, this menu is just £45. The best bargain is to be had with the bottomless brunch, which includes limitless prosecco or Bloody Mary for just £25.
- The Woodford in South Woodford was opened by former Young Chef of the Year Ben Murphy. It includes an oyster and seafood bar, a la carte menu, chef’s table and tasting menu. Eating here in the evening can be pricey, but a bargain can be had at lunchtime on Wednesdays and Fridays with a menu of two courses and coffee for £19 or three courses and coffee for £24.