21 Incredible Set Menus You Need To Try

Food & Drink
By Erica O'Hara | 12th December 2023
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Forget about the difficult decision making process that comes with a la carte – open your palate to exciting dishes and new cuisines by putting your trust in a restaurant’s set menu, and treat yourself to a special lunch or dinner (without the sky-high price tag).

These are some of the best set menus in London for their value, from utterly extravagant Sunday lunches and set menus with incredible views, to extremely affordable cheap eats. Most importantly, they’re all completely delicious.

Bocconcino Soho

One of the newest additions to Soho’s dining scene, Bocconcino offers an excellent and affordable set lunch menu that, given the chic interiors and quality food, is incredible value for money. Expect creamy burrata with baby plum tomatoes and pesto; tagliolini with prawns and peas; classic Roman-Style pizzas; and for dessert, a delicious (and huge) tiramisù to end your meal in true Italian style. The set lunch menu comes in two courses for £26, or three-courses for £29 per person – ideal for a post-shopping feast near Oxford Street.

If you fancy booking dinner here instead, an evening spent tasting their cicchetti dishes is definitely worth your attention.

Where: 59 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JY

Website: www.bocconcinorestaurant.co.uk

Sloane Place

In the heart of Chelsea, Sloane Place Restaurant is the chic place to relax, unwind and enjoy a contemporary British-Asian menu celebrating flavour, quality, freshness (and a little bit of hedonism). 

This summer they’ve launched new set menus full of the season’s freshest ingredients – from burrata with marinated heritage tomatoes, basil pesto and balsamic glaze, to tamarind glazed crispy fried corn-fed chicken with vine tomatoes, peanuts and curry leaves. And make sure to leave room for dessert – there’s a roasted hazelnut chocolate sphere with Baileys ice cream and hot salted caramel sauce. Enjoy two courses for £29.50, and three courses for £34.50.

Where: 60 Lower Sloane St, London SW1W 8BP

Website: www.sloaneplace.com

Hutong

Located on floor 33 of The Shard, Hutong boasts breathtaking views of the capital. Of course, this usually comes with a price tag to match, but if you head up there for lunch on a weekday, you can dine on the delicious Flavours Of Hutong set menu for £39 per person. Menu highlights include salted egg yolk prawns, Iberico pork dumplings, and Sichuan shredded beef.

The perfect traditional Chinese lunch with unbeatable views.

 

 

Where: 33 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
Website: www.hutong.co.uk

 

 

The Lanesborough Grill

Forget Sunday lunch at your local pub. How about a three-course Sunday lunch in one of London’s most beautiful dining rooms instead? Think a domed glass roof, softly lit chandeliers, and the finest quality British beef, cooked to perfection. 

This isn’t your average Sunday lunch experience. Your meat will be carved at your table from an ornate, antique trolley alongside a selection of the very best trimmings, with produce from handpicked artisan suppliers from across the country.  There’s also a huge selection of dishes to choose from. Think Buttermilk fried quail, mushroom and spring onion; Jerusalem artichoke ravioli with winter greens, white wine and tarragon; Beef Wellington with caramelised Roscoff onion, Tunworth cheese potatoes, pale ale and honey; and Lemon tart with candied citrus fruit and Earl Grey meringue. Priced at £75 per person for three courses, it’s some of the best food in town.

 

 

Where: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Website: www.oetkercollection.com

 

 

Zahter

Looking for a lunch menu where veggies and vegans are well catered for? The Zahter Istanbulite lunch menu consists of nine dishes to choose from, and five of those are vegetarian or vegan (and trust us, meat eaters won’t complain).

Flavour-forward dishes include Odun Atesinde Patates (wood fire potatoes and gremolata); Fava (broad beans, dill, green chilies, and candied sunflower); and Kofte Piyaz (lamb and beef patties, cannellini beans, tomatoes and red onions). The set menu comes in at £29.50 per person for three courses.

 

 

Where: 30, 32 Foubert’s Pl, Carnaby, London W1F 7PS
Website: www.zahter.co.uk

 

 

Town House Kensington

For an elevated affair, The Kensington Hotel have curated an indulgent three-course set menu, seated in the opulent and smart setting of the Town House.

Divulge in dishes like Beef Carpaccio with Rocket & Parmesan salad and balsamic glaze to start; Summer Squash Risotto with Pine nuts, mascarpone & Pecorino shavings for mains; and Crème Brûlée with Strawberries & shortbread.

 

 

Where: 109-113 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5LP
Website: www.townhousekensington.com

 

 

Swan London

With its iconic river views, the Swan is ideal for dazzling a date. The two-for-£27.50 or three-for-£32 set menu focuses on the very best seasonal English produce and is available daily during lunch and dinner.

Dishes include cantaloupe melon carpaccio with Cobble Lane Coppa, cottage goat’s cheese and Port jelly; slow-cooked neck of Welsh lamb with aubergine, pine nut and basil oil puree and lamb gravy; and lemon posset with sorbet, blackberries and shortbread.

 

 

Where: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
Website: www.swanlondon.co.uk

 

 

Corrigan’s Mayfair

A set menu that never fails to be showstopping value, Corrigan’s Mayfair provides  the ultimate luxury dining on a budget. Whether dining for lunch or dinner, you can enjoy an exciting three-course meal with optional wine pairing. The menu changes from week to week to accommodate the freshest seasonal ingredients delivered, but options include the likes of Corrigan’s classic Game Terrine, a fantastic day-boat fish and a Salted Caramel Custard Tart.

For lunch expect to pay £36 for two courses and £44 for three. For dinner, it’s three courses for £58, and £35 on top if you opt for the wine pairing.

 

 

Where: 28 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 7EH
Website: www.corrigansmayfair.co.uk

 

 

Scott’s Richmond

If you’re on the hunt for a set menu with a stunning view, Scott’s Richmond is the glittering new riverside restaurant to turn to.

From tempura fried cod cheeks and chalkstream trout, to whole roasted plaice and grilled brie on toasted focaccia with honey and thyme, the set lunch menu is a top-notch shout at £29.50 for two courses and £34.50 for three. Add a Scott’s Rhubarb Kir for £11 and soak in the opulent interiors and unrivalled views.

 

 

Where: 4 Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TH
Website: www.scotts-richmond.com

 

 

Meraki

When you’re looking for a set menu for a big group, head to Meraki in Fitzrovia for a menu with the soul of Greece in mind.

Designed for groups of 9+ guests as a food sharing concept where all starters, main courses, desserts and sides are placed across the table, you’ve a choice of three different sharing menus priced from £65pp to £120pp, including seasonally changing sharing mezze dishes, chargrilled meats, and whole fish dishes.

 

 

Where: 80-82 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 7QT
Website: www.meraki-restaurant.com

 

 

Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill

This two-courses-for-£19.50, three-courses-for-£24 set menu is available at Gordon Ramsay’s Bar & Grill’s Chelsea location, and with the a la carte menu usually coming in at twice the price, there really is no contest.

Start with a Caesar salad; move on to grilled Cornish mackerel with escabeche, lemon and coriander; and end with a 70% chocolate brownie with hazelnut praline and vanilla ice cream.

 

 

Where: 79 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4AN
Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

 

 

Bread Street Kitchen

If you find yourself in Battersea, Southwark or Ealing on a weekday, you’re in luck. Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen serves up a special set menu with two courses priced at £19.50, three at £24, from a menu of restaurant favourites to indulge in.

Expect modern European cuisine and unfussy but delicious dishes, like mushroom soup, the Bread Street Kitchen burger, and sticky toffee pudding.

 

 

Where: Battersea / Ealing / Southwark
Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

 

 

Daffodil Mulligan

The set menu at Daffodil Mulligan provides the perfect opportunity to share a selection of delicious plates with a focus on seafood with subtle Irish influences.

An ever-changing menu with a chef’s selection of options, dine on two sharing plates for £19.50, or three for £25. The selection currently includes their legendary Salt Chilli Fried Chicken, Octopus and Chorizo Skewer, and Smoked Prawn Tea.

 

 

Where: 70-74 City Rd, London EC1Y 2BJ
Website: www.daffodilmulligan.com

 

 

River Restaurant

The River Restaurant by Gordon Ramsay is set inside The Savoy, one of London’s most iconic hotels, so the set lunch menu really couldn’t be better value for the surroundings.

Two courses is £35, three courses is £42, and for that there’s a great selection of dishes, including seabass ceviche, burrata, BBQ soy glazed aubergine, and sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream ice cream.

 

 

Where: The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

 

 

Indigo at One Aldwych

This London hotel restaurant has a lovely set pre-theatre menu for £38 for two courses, or £46 for three, including Suffolk pork rillette; confit potato with heritage carrot, preserved winter truffle and sea aster; Cornish monkfish baked in seaweed; and honey parfait with walnut sponge, poached pear and honeycomb.

 

 

Where: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
Website: www.onealdwych.com

 

 

Petrus

Feast in style for less at Michelin starred Petrus in the heart of Belgravia. Priced at £65 per person, the restaurant has a delightful weekday lunch menu with a tasty selection of dishes to choose from including Scottish cured salmon, duck liver parfait, Devon ray wing, and rhubarb tart.

 

 

Where: 1 Kinnerton St, London SW1X 8EA
Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

 

 

The Restaurant at St Martin’s Lane

An excellent spot for whiling away an afternoon, The Restaurant at St Martin’s Lane offers a sophisticated set menu with dishes ranging from spaghetti and corn-fed chicken, to Atlantic cod.

Finish off by choosing strawberry pavlova from the dessert menu. The set menu is priced at two courses for £29 and three for £34 – and both include a glass of house wine.

 

 

Where: 45 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4HX
Website: www.book.ennismore.com

 

 

The Game Bird at The Stafford

Get ready to impress as this charming restaurant inside five-star The Stafford hotel offers up a great value lunch menu at just £38 for two courses. The menu specials change weekly, but expect dishes like garden pea veloute with Tunworth cheese and white onion croque; and braised beef cheek with honey-glazed carrot and puffed grains. Wine pairings are also available for those who are looking to enjoy a tipple with their lunch.

Quality food and five-star surroundings at a super great value price.

 

 

Where: The Stafford, 16-18, St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
Website: www.thestaffordlondon.com

 

 

Miyako

Set within Andaz London Liverpool Street, Miyako is the authentic Japanese dining experience perfect for a lunch time pitstop.

And with busy city workers in mind, Head Chef Kosei Sakamoto has curated a three-course lunch time dining experience, priced at just £30 a person including a beverage of choice, and authentic Japanese dishes such as miso soup, gyoza, bento boxes and Japanese mochi.

 

 

Where: Andaz London, 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
Website: www.hyattrestaurants.com

 

 

Bill’s

Bill’s is the family-friendly restaurant that offers one of the most affordable set menus in town. At £15.95 for two courses, or £18.95 for three, you can choose from tasty dishes like crispy calamari, Bill’s classic burger, and a chocolate and salted caramel tart.

The set menu options change monthly, so you’ll always have the option of trying something new.

 

 

Where: Multiple Locations
Website: www.bills-website.co.uk

 

 

Dalloway Terrace

There’s no lack of restaurant options in Bloomsbury, but Dalloway Terrace is up there with the prettiest. The restaurant offers an express lunch with dishes like Red pepper gazpacho, roasted fillet of organic salmon, and Basque cheesecake with English strawberries ice cream.

The set menu comes in two courses for £29, or three-courses for £35 per person.

 

 

Where: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN
Website: www.dallowayterrace.com

 

 


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