10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

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10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

Oysters at BRAT, London

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


a taste of what’s in season

BRAT, SHOREDITCH

Brat joined Smoking Goat and Andina on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Redchurch Street in 2018 and quickly made a serious name for itself. Since the restaurant won a Michelin star within a year of opening, it has become difficult to secure a table – so our trick? Book in for lunch for a chance to taste Tomos Parry’s (ex-Kitty Fisher’s) Basque-style flavours, slow-grilled over charcoal or roasted in a wood oven. There is no set lunch here but it’s easy to order a satisfying seasonal feast for less than £35. We suggest the doughy grilled bread with salty anchovy and the blood pudding, peppers and almost soup-like beans for starters; followed by the grilled leeks, Mooreland beef tartare or zingy crab salad – all ideal for sharing. If you just want to splurge on the raved-about whole turbot, opt for one side of smoked potatoes to share your budget between two. By Katharine Sohn

Address: Brat, 4 Redchurch St, Hackney, London E1 6JL


Telephone: No telephone


Website: bratrestaurant.com

10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

Head Barman Johnny Brissenden at Leroy bar, Shoreditch, London



Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


an A+ wine-bar menu

LEROY, SHOREDITCH

A wordplay on its former life as Ellory in Hackney, this elevated wine bar won a Michelin star within seven months. This is a place with a serious love for ingredients – it’s easy to come for ‘one drink and some small plates’ and end up with a larger bill than you had planned. But for a three-course taste of what’s in season, there is a chance to sample brilliant Michelin-star dishes for less than £30 a head. The lunch menu changes daily but might start with a thick and creamy Vichyssoise, followed by flavourful steak haché with crispy fried potatoes and spicy peppercorn sauce for £19. Those who have more time to spare can stay for the zingy strawberry sorbet. Come for the atmosphere of a Parisian cave, but stay for the bargain top-notch food. By Katharine Sohn

Address: Leroy, 18 Phipp St, Hackney, London EC2A 4NU


Telephone: +44 20 7739 4443


Website: leroyshoreditch.com


Price: £30 for three courses

Rabbit tortellini with sage, lemon and cooking juices at Murano restaurant, London

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


a meeting

Murano

The plush leather upholstery and extremely attentive waiters at Angela Hartnett’s Murano make it an impressive spot for winning over clients — as does its excellent-value lunch menu. This is traditional Italian fare put through a gourmet filter: think potato gnocchi with San Daniele ham, hispi cabbage, gorgonzola or linguine, mussels, garlic, chilli and green olive pesto.

Address: Murano, 20-22 Queen Street, Mayfair, London


Telephone: +44 20 7495 1127


Website: muranolondon.com


Price: £33 for three courses

Scallops Tiradito with cactus, rocoto pepper and tigers milk at Lima restaurant, London

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


Peruvian flavours

Lima

It seems like you can get ceviche at a heap of London restaurants these days, but few places rival Lima for a truly authentic taste of the Peruvian delicacy. Order the sea bream ceviche, or lamb seco and finish up with the super-sweet alfajores which comes with Dulce de Leche ice cream and bee pollen. This express menu is also available for an early supper between 5.30pm and 6.15pm, Monday to Friday.

Address: Lima, 31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London


Telephone: +44 20 3002 2640


Website: limalondon.com


Price: £19 for two courses, £24 for three courses

10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


a quick lunch break

Alyn Williams at The Westbury

You’d think you were in Paris at this long-standing London establishment. Just off the lobby at The Westbury, this fine-dining temple promises three courses in just one hour. Two options are provided for each course and the menu changes weekly depending on what ingredients the team feel are best in season. Say yes to the charcoal dusted loaf of nigella-seed sourdough that comes with both cultured and goats milk butter. Other dishes include Norfolk chicken with sweetcorn, girolles and lemon thyme and Cornish cod with Trombetta courgettes.

Address: Alyn Williams at The Westbury, 37 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London


Website: alynwilliams.com


Price: £35 for three courses

10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

A dish at Social Eating House restaurant, London

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


a celebration

For a cheaper meal than sister restaurant Pollen Street Social, head to Jason Atherton’s even more democratic, Social Eating House in Soho, where Michelin-approved fare is presented around a tiny eight-seat bar. Try the inventive salt-baked Jerusalem artichoke with pickled hazelnuts and cured egg yolks. Read the full review, featured in our list of the best restaurants in London.

Address: Social Eating House, 58 Poland Street, Soho, London


Telephone: +44 207 993 3251


Website: socialeatinghouse.com


Price: £26.50 for three courses (without cocktail)

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


no-fuss Indian

Veeraswamy

With views of bustling Regents and Swallow Streets below, Veeraswamy dishes out some of London’s best Indian food in an opulent and smart setting. For their lunch special, be sure to divulge in their deliciously melty paneer that comes in an onion and tomato sauce and the patiala shahi raan, a slow-cooked lamb shoulder in a smooth bone marrow sauce.

Address: Veeraswamy, Victory House, 99-101 Regent Street, Mayfair, London


Website: veeraswamy.com


Price: £26 for two courses

10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

Cauliflower at Texture restaurant, London

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


the experience

Texture

Theatricality, playfulness, and of course texture are the stars of the show at this Marylebone favourite since ’07. With a heavy Nordic influence, Icelandic chef Agnar Sverrisson, who was head chef at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, brings a relaxed and imaginative approach to this fine-dining spot. Expect your Icelandic lamb to come served on a twig and over a smoking ‘boat’ of hot charcoal and a moss-strewn wooden board. They also have a vegan menu which some may say is just as good.

Address: Texture, 34 Portman Street, London


Telephone: +44 20 7224 0028


Website: texture-restaurant.co.uk


Price: £29 for two courses

10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

Venison puffs at Yauatcha

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


Chinese

Yauatcha

Although a slightly late lunch, dim sum favourite Yauatcha — from the same stable as Hakkasan — offers a set menu (for just £19 a head) between 2pm and 5:45pm from Monday to Friday. On offer is a selection of their signature dishes, including the moreish Venison puff and delicate prawn shiu mai. It’s also just a five-minute walk from Regent Street.

Address: 15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London


Telephone: +44 20 7494 8888


Website: yauatcha.com


Price: £19 per guest, minimum two guests

10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35

Pied À Terre restaurant, London

Best Michelin-starred lunch for:


a quiet retreat from the bustling streets

Pied Á Terre

As an old-school classic in the heart of Fitzrovia, Pied á Terre has been a London staple since 1991. Perfect for a tête-à-tête with a friend or professional business get together, the understated intimate dining room serves incredibly detailed dishes and also offers vegan and vegetarian options for the good-for-value set lunch. Be careful not to fill up on the unlimited freshly baked bread and opt for the poached duck egg with Italian green asparagus and tendril peashoots to start and the Cornish cod with red wine sauce, Porthilly oysters, and baby carrots to follow.

Address: Pied Á Terre, 34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London


Telephone: +44 207 636 1178


Website: pied-a-terre.co.uk


Price: £29.50 for two courses

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