Seven places to enjoy a gourmet lunch in London
London is home to some of the UK’s top restaurants, but the problem is that these restaurants can be booked up well in advance, making it hard to get a table in the evenings. Dinner menu prices can also be beyond many people’s budgets. A solution to both of these problems is to go out for lunch. Not only do you stand a better chance at getting seated quickly, but there are some great deals on cuisine available too.
- The Square in Mayfair has two Michelin stars, but a two-course lunch can be enjoyed for just £35 per person, and three courses cost only £40 per person. Alternatively, indulge in a six-course tasting menu for £65. This deal is available Monday – Saturday.
- Hibiscus, just off Regent Street, is another restaurant with two Michelin stars where you can enjoy a bargain at lunchtime. Three courses, including a half-bottle of wine, coffee and petit fours, is just £49.50
- Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester has three Michelin stars and is normally a very pricey place to eat. But at lunch time on Tuesday – Friday, a three-course meal with two glasses of wine, mineral water and coffee or tea costs £60.
- At Typing Room in Bethnal Green, the lunch menu is available Monday – Saturday. Enjoy two courses for £24 or three courses for £29 at one of East London’s most highly rated restaurants.
- Alyn Williams at The Westbury is a Michelin-starred restaurant serving contemporary cuisine. A three-course lunch is £30 on Tuesday – Friday and £40 on Saturday.
- Story, Tom Sellers' Bermondsey Michelin-starred restaurant, can be a tricky place at which to get a reservation, but you have more of a chance at lunchtime. A three-course meal of sized-up dishes from the tasting menu is £39.
- Enjoy modern European cuisine at Aqua Shard for £31 for two courses or £34 for three, available Monday – Friday.