Want to save the pennies without sacrificing everything you love about London? It’s still possible to maintain a thriving social life, eat the food and drink the cocktails without breaking the bank. To help with this, we’ve put together the top restaurant deals in London to bag yourself a bargain in the big city. The cost of living might be on the rise, but if you’re smart about it, the best of London’s dining scene can remain firmly on the menu.
The Best London Restaurant Deals For April
Three-Course Lunch Menu + Champagne For £25 at YOPO at The Mandrake
Us Londoners love discovering the city’s latest best-kept-secret dining deals – even more so when we find them at one of London’s most luxurious five-star hotels. That’s why you simply can’t miss out on YOPO at The Mandrake’s new set lunch menu, featuring many of the restaurant’s highlight dishes, influenced by South American and European cuisine. Star dishes include yellowtail, plantain and aji tiradito to start; pork belly with lentils and black mole; and chestnut and clementine cheesecake for dessert.
That’s not all though – all diners booking the set lunch menu will also receive a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to wash it all down with.
Where: 20-21 Newman Street YOPO, London W1T 1PG
2-for-1 Cocktails at La Goccia
Found in the heart of Covent Garden, La Goccia is one of the prettiest botanical restaurants in London. Head down between 4-6pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and grab yourself two of their beautiful botanical cocktails for the price of one.
Think Cuban Mojitos with dark rum, mint, citrus juice, sugar, angostura bitters and champagne; or the Pear-adise, made with homemade pear-infused vodka, lemon, sugar, and Petersham Prosecco, that you can enjoy over delicious cicchetti.
Where: 1 Floral St, London WC2E 9FB
One of the prettiest botanical restaurants in London.
£55 Three-Course Lunch Menu at Studio Frantzén
Inject a little Swedish chic into your life and head down to Studio Frantzén to try their new set lunch menu from £55. Set at the very top of Harrods with its own rooftop terrace, the luxurious restaurant serves up Nordic gastronomy with Asian influences from three-Michelin star chef Björn Frantzén.
The three-course set lunch menu allows you to taste his incredible dishes for less, featuring elevated cuisine like Burrata di Bufala with crushed beetroot, sansho pepper, grapefruit marmalade and Thai basil; grilled salmon from Loch Duart; and Yuzu sorbet with fennel marmalade, pomelo, sansho-pepper meringue and fennel pollen. A two-course option is also available for £45.
Where: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge Fifth Floor, Harrods, London SW1X 7XL
30% Off Cocktails And Live Jazz at One Aldwych
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych is one of Covent Garden’s most enticing drinking destinations, right in the centre of theatreland, and this April sees the introduction of their brand new jazz nights on Thursday evenings. Expect soulful sounds, swing, and jazzy take on contemporary songs from Victoria & The Foxes as you settle in with your favourite tipple.
Even better, they’re offering The Handbook readers 30% off their signature cocktails, crafted by a master mixologist at all April jazz sessions. Think the English Fashioned – a mix of whisky, cherry syrup and aromatic bitters; or the Mariachi Twist, bringing together tequila, mango juice, agave syrup, lime juice and Corona.
To redeem, just head down on a Thursday night between 6pm – 9pm, and show this article when you order.
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Food And Wine Pairing Experience for £40 at Hithe + Seek
Obsessed with wine? Join the club. Seekers Wine Club, that is. For their next session at Hithe + Seek on 27th April, they’ve partnered with Les Caves de Pyrene, an expert on natural wines. You’ll get to taste wines from small and independent winemakers with minimal chemical intervention and where the winemaking shows maximum respect for the environment. All paired with four dishes created by their Head Chef, that will tantalise your taste buds for the ultimate experience. Each dish has been crafted to complement and enhance the flavours of the wine and the dish itself.
With an interactive approach, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with expert hosts, ask questions, and be taken on a journey of discovery.
Where: 60 Upper Thames St., London EC4V 3AD
Three-Course Set Menu For £17.50 at Rick Stein’s Barnes
There’s something irresistible about a seafood feast, and Rick Stein is the man to go to when you’re looking for a riverside rendezvous over some quality seafood. Catch up with friends or organise a day date at the restaurant in the heart of Barnes, and indulge in a warming pea, lettuce and sorrel soup before moving onto the main event and one Rick’s favourite dishes, a sauteed sole spaghettini with Kashmiri chill and garlic.
Finish on a sweet note while taking in the fantastic views over the Thames with a lemon tart. The best bit? It’ll set you back just £17.50 for three courses. Simple dishes, done well.
Where: Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High St, London SW14 8SW
£2 Negronis at Padella Shoreditch
£2 Negroni’s? Um, yes please! Fans of this classic Italian aperitif will be glad to know they can grab one for just £2 with every plate of pasta purchased at Padella Shoreditch.
Padella’s Negroni is a twist on the original cocktail, blending together three vermouths to give it some added sweetness. Pair your negroni it with their iconic Pici cacio e pepe, or Pappardelle with 8-hour Dexter beef shin ragu for the perfect meal out.
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£15 Cheeky Lunch at Cocotte
As if Cocotte’s farm-to-table rotisserie chickens weren’t an excellent choice any time of day, their lunch menu is really something worth shouting about.
From 12pm-5pm Monday-Friday, their Cheeky Lunch deal is just £15. Choose from a quarter free range chicken, picked chicken (off the bone), or plant-based popcorn chicken; two sides or salads, and two sauces – a brilliant price to chow down on some of the most delicious chicken in town.
30% Off Food At Riviera
Keen to try out one of London’s hottest new restaurant openings for less? Riviera, the new Southern French Dining Concept, is opening its doors in Mayfair on April 21st and as part of the soft launch, Riviera will be offering a 30% discount to all diners from 21st April to 5th May.
Taking over the iconic old Sake no Hana site on St James’s Street, expect quintessentially French flavours that’ll transport you straight to the shores of Cote d’Azur – from the Sea Bass Papillote or the Chateau Briand.
Where: 23 St James St, London SW1A 1HA
Unlimited Chicken Wings For £15 at Dirty Bones
Craving comfort food? Dirty Bones are giving you even more reason to get excited about your midweek meal out. Every Wednesday, you can get a platter of Dirty Bones favourites like mac balls, corn ribs, fries, slaw and (here’s the best bit) unlimited chicken wings – all for just £15pp.
The Carnaby site is located on Kingly Court’s bottom floor, in full view of the alfresco courtyard, it’s the perfect spot for NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktails to a playlist of old-school hip hop, funk and soul.
Where: 13, 8 Kingly Ct, Carnaby, London W1B 5PP
NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktails.
Family-Friendly ‘All Day Dreamers’ Set Menu at The Ivy for £22.95
Just in time for Easter dining with the kids, The Ivy have launched an All Day Dreamers set menu, brimming with dishes dreams are made of – from pan-fried haddock and chargrilled rumpsteak with chunky chips, to spicy jackfruit and toasted peanut bang bang salad.
There’s also a Little Dreamers menu for the little ones, including linguine pasta with tomato sauce, grilled chicken escalope with sprouting broccoli, and a hamburger and chips. For dessert, kids can create their Dream Sundae with vanilla ice cream and a range of toppings to choose from, including strawberries, marshmallows, honeycomb, and chocolate flakes.
For the adults, add a Champagne Dream Cocktail for £9.95, a blend of Scapegrace Black gin poured over cotton candy and topped with Ivy Champagne. Three courses start from £22.95.
Where: Multiple Locations