Gorge yourself on London’s best restaurants for cheaper than chips (kind of) with the hottest deals in town
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Strand & Covent Garden
From Monday to Friday, L’Atelier’s pre-theatre offer includes three courses for £36 – last orders 6.15pm. Go wild and enjoy matching wines for £55. Go even wilder and enjoy four courses for £41.
Another amazing pre-theatre deal here, three courses for £20.95. Just get down there for 6.30pm. Can’t argue with that really.
This Spanish tapas bar (and Soho institution), is perfect for a light supper that will blow your mind but not your wallet. Try the grilled quail with aioli for £7.50 and classic tortilla for £8. You’ll never look at eggs the same way.
Hakkasan Hanway Place, Bloomsbury
Screw the Sunday roast and get yourself down to Hakkasan for Dim Sum Sundays. For under 50 quid you can enjoy six courses, a cocktail and a posh tea. Yes please.
Harwood Arms, Fulham
From Tuesday to Friday enjoy three courses of Michelin-starred food for a mere £25 at this west-London pub. That’s probably cheaper than the chain pub down the road. Dinner isn’t bad value either, at £39.50 for three courses.
The River Café, Hammersmith
The institution that is The River Café does a two-course lunch deal for £28 from Monday to Friday, as well as three courses for £34 and four courses for £42. Plus part of the bill goes to charity. Boom.
Hook yourself (sorry) an absurdly good deal at the fish restaurant, Angler. Hidden away at the top of South Place Hotel, this lesser known eatery currently serves a three-course lunch with a glass of Chandon for £30. (The deal includes non-fishy options too.)
St John Bar and Restaurant Clerkenwell
My personal favourite, at St John you can skip the restaurant tab altogether and feast on Michelin-starred food by sitting in the delightful bar. Think devilled kidneys and roast bone marrow with parsley salad for around seven quid a pop.
Kitchen W8, Kensington
Kitchen W8 does a blindingly good lunch deal on the weekend as well as mid-week, with two courses for £20 and three courses for £23 from Monday to Saturday. That’s a Michelin-starred three-course lunch in Kensington for £23. Indeed. Or head down Monday to Friday between 6 and 7pm and take up the £25 for three courses option. Absolute bargain.
Galvin la Chapelle, Spitalfields
This insanely romantic church-turned-restaurant (this is where Giles Coren got married after all), does two courses for £24 and three courses for £29. And at the weekend too. Just get your order in by 7pm. Thank the lord for that.
Chez Bruce, Wandsworth
This proud to be old-school French restaurant is offering a corkage deal for the entire month of February. For £5 per bottle, diners can bring their own plonk and feast on Chez Bruce’s full menu of £47.50 for three courses.
Amaya Belgravia, Belgravia
This upmarket Indian restaurant is perfect for groups of diners looking for a bargain. The weekend a la carte lunch menu includes a platter of six items and a desert for £22.50, or go for the special weekend set menu of seven items plus naan for £28 per person.
Another stunning Indian restaurant, Benares does a set menu of £29 for two courses or £35 for three. (It’s worth mentioning that Benares’ cocktails are devilishly good too.)
Part of the Gordon Ramsey empire, Maze offers a four-course lunch for just £33 from Monday to Sunday, and the same deal for dinner from Sunday to Thursday. Just get your dinner order in by 7pm.
Pollen Street Social
Jason Atherton’s trendy Mayfair joint does a two-course deal for £28.50 and a three-course option for £33.50. All week long.
Tamarind has a whole section of its website devoted to offers. We like Tamarind. Early birds can enjoy a three course menu with a Bellini on arrival and tea/coffee and petit fours to finish for the bargain price of £35.00. Just book your table from Monday to Friday between 5.30 and 7pm.
City Social, EC2
As with St John, at City Social you can skip the supper bill altogether and gorge on bar snacks. And with goat’s cheese churros with London truffle honey for £6, and a crab salad with avocado, citrus mayo and toast for £12.50, you won’t miss out.
Sister restaurant to Chez Bruce is La Trompette in Chiswick. Head down and choose from the full lunch menu for £29.50 for three courses, or from the dinner menu for £47.50 for three courses.
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