It’s officially truffle season here in London when the fresh, rich, and more-ish truffle reaches its peak aroma and taste. Over the next few weeks, expect an abundance of seasonal fresh Italian truffles popping up at London’s finest restaurants, with bespoke truffle dishes spoiling you for choice across many of the city’s best menus.
Earthy, rich, and oh-so luxurious – here’s where to get your truffle fix this season.
The Best Truffle Menus In London
With locations in Mayfair and Soho, Bocconcino serves up some of the best authentic Italian food in the capital, and the truffle dishes are a huge draw for foodies, with standout dishes like beef fillet tartare served with homemade crisps and black truffle shavings; handmade tagliatelle with black truffle; and the restaurant’s signature wood-fired pizza con il tartufo with mozzarella, black truffle shavings and truffle oil.
There’s also the very tempting chance to add black truffle to any dish on the menu for £15 per 5 grams.
Where: Multiple Locations
This November The Goring is hosting three indulgent truffle-infused evenings in their Michelin-starred restaurant that’ll transport diners to the heart of Tuscany. Teaming up with Villa La Massa and Villa d’Este, leaders in Italian hospitality, the exclusive dining event will take place from 16th-18th November, combining Villa La Massa’s rich Italian heritage with The Goring’s Michelin-starred flair.
The menu boasts seasonal dishes, from crispy dry-aged beef fillet with ‘Peposo’ pumpkin and winter truffle, to Westcombe ricotta tart with black fig, wild honey and winter truffle. A can’t-miss opportunity for any foodie, and your last chance to book The Goring’s iconic Dining Room in 2023 as the restaurant prepares for an exciting refresh.
Where: 15 Beeston Pl, London SW1W 0JW
Made fresh to order, Cicchetti serves up freshly prepared regionally inspired plates for an authentic truffle experience.
On the menu is their signature Truffle and Pecorino Ravioli, a deliciously creamy dish topped with shavings of truffle, ready to be paired with a salad and crisp glass of wine.
A deliciously creamy dish topped with shavings of truffle.
If anyone knows about truffles it’s Richard Corrigan. So much that you can find plenty of it at his namesake restaurant.
Head down for delicious truffle options, whether it’s the Wild Shetland Halibut with Chervil Root, Autumn Truffle, and Cavolo Nero; or the Salt Aged Beef Wellington for Two with Foie Gras, Autumn Truffle, Pomme Purée, and Red Wine. The staff might even shave their fungi finds onto the rest of the menu’s dishes for you (if you ask nicely).
If anyone knows about truffles it’s Richard Corrigan.
Where: 28 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 7EH
Gaucho may be known for their juicy, sustainable steaks, but their sides are undoubtedly just as tasty.
Be sure to order the signature truffle mac and cheese, an indulgent blend of mozzarella, taleggio, gruyere and truffle binding together macaroni and topped with a refreshing lemon herb crumb. The perfect side to your steak.
The signature truffle mac and cheese is the perfect side to your steak.
It doesn’t get much more sumptuous than Sparrow Italia, a modern Italian restaurant in the heart of Mayfair. Spanning four floors and a rooftop terrace, the space is gorgeous, and the menu is unapologetically indulgent especially when it comes to truffle. Tuck into A5 Wagyu Carpaccio with pickled seasonal mushrooms, pine nut umami aioli ad shaved black truffles; Pane Al Tartufo – a grilled focaccia with truffle ricotta truffle honey and topped with fresh truffle; and Cacio e Pepe, served in a pecorino wheel and topped with shavings of fresh truffle.
You might even spot a VIP or two on your lavish evening – Cameron Diaz, Serena Williams and Alicia Keys have all been spotted dining here.
Where: 1-3 Avery Row, London W1K 4AJ
Meraki has got truffle breakfasts covered. The signature Rosti Greek Style has been quite the hit at the Fitzrovia-based restaurant, where truffle shavings are scattered over the dish alongside crunchy potatoes, sunny-side-up eggs, truffle and Cretan butter.
Later, for dinner, there’s also the Beef Cheek Tagliatelle with Black Truffle, and the chef’s special 28-day aged Tomahawk with padron pepper, winter truffle, and chimichurri.
Notting Hill’s coolest cocktail bar also offers a range of tasty dishes, embracing truffle season with open arms.
There’s Truffle Guacamole on Crispy Rice, as well as Falafelito, comprised of fried chickpeas, fresh herbs and truffle chilli goma. All to be washed down with their curated menu of innovative cocktails.
Where: 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ
Ginger Lily, the upscale cocktail bar in Pan Pacific London, is well known for its creative twists on cocktails. However, if you fancy trying something completely different this truffle season, their savoury Medimar cocktail is utterly unique.
A modern twist on a vodka martini, it features Broken Clock Infused Truffle Vodka, Del Professore Classico Infused Basil Vermouth, topped with a Parmesan crisp. A must-try amongst their curated cocktail menu of classic and contemporary Singaporean creations.
Where: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB
Los Mochis, the Mexican and Japanese fusion restaurants in the heart of Notting Hill, is celebrating this year’s truffle season with a line-up of delicious dishes.
There’s Masa Chicken Waffles with honey truffle chicken, and El Taco Rey served with eggs and fresh truffles for brunch. While for lunch, dinner or an afternoon snack, the Truffle Guacamole on Crispy Rice is seriously tasty.
El Taco Rey served with eggs and fresh truffles.
Where: 2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN
The clue’s in the name… Burger experts Truffle Burger celebrate all things truffle-infused, giving London some of the best truffle and parmesan fries around, and ladling truffle into their iconic burgers. Think succulent meats topped with truffle mayonnaise, truffle and parmesan glaze, truffle burger sauce, truffle honey and truffle butter.
The tasty eateries are the ideal place to escape to in search of affordable truffley goodness.
The Game Bird, the restaurant centrepiece of The Stafford, is a Handbook favourite, and the Autumn menu includes a must-try truffle-rich dish.
Slice the free-range Chicken Kyiv open and it oozes out an indulgent 120g of truffle butter (the restaurant even provides a leather bib to prevent any spillages), served with creamy pomme puree, topped with (yep, you guessed it) truffle shavings – just in case you didn’t get enough of it.
Where: The Stafford, 16-18, St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
Italian cuisine and the good life come together perfectly in the form of Harry’s Bar. The James Street restaurant oozes Venetian grandeur, European sophistication and, most importantly, exquisite truffle dishes.
Start with truffle arancini and Harry’s Taglionoli – a hearty delicious blend of truffle, parmesan and cream stirred into the pasta – before moving on to a mouthwatering Truffled Chicken served in a creamy mascarpone truffle sauce with sautéed mushrooms, parsley and garlic.
Or, indulge in a truffle-topped pizza with wild mushrooms, Gorgonzola cheese, garlic, baby spinach and flaked Parmesan.
Where: 30 -34 James St, London W1U 1ER
At innovative Chinese restaurant, Tattu, truffles are an all day affair, from the ‘Moon Stand Lunch’ Menu with Wild Mushroom Spring Rolls and indulgent truffle sour cream, to Seven Spiced Seared Tuna with truffle aioli and caviar for a lavish treat.
For dinner, the ‘Taste of Tattu’ Menu boasts of Prawn and Truffle Crackers, and Chicken Truffle Shumai with shaved truffle.
We’d be impressed with this restaurant purely for its stunning interiors – think Sicilian trattoria with string lights, pretty foliage, and thousands of bottles lining the walls – but we’re even more impressed by its dishes, especially when there’s truffle involved.
For an indulgent meal, order their signature Trufflepuff pizza with fresh black truffle, fior di latte mozzarella, black truffle cream, 22 month Parmigiano, and chives. Or for a dedadent pasta dish, order the Mafaldine Al Tartufo – house special fresh mafalda, black Molise truffle, indulgent truffle and mascarpone cream.
Indulge in the rich flavours of truffle season at Luci, Covent Garden’s new Italian Dining Bakery. Their new truffle season menu, features brand new dishes available until the end of December. Feast on homemade Gnocchi with Black Truffle and Grana Padano Cheese; Pizza Napoli Gorgonzola with Taleggio and Black Truffle; and Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle Risotto with “Imbriago Cheese.”
Enhance the experience with their signature Pink Truffle Sour cocktail, expertly crafted by Luci’s resident mixologist.
Where: 136 Long Acre, London WC2E 9AA
A Soho favourite of anyone who needs a ‘Press for Champagne’ button in their lives, Bob Bob Ricard not only boasts various indulgent caviar options but also does a pretty mean truffle dish. To start, there are the truffle, potato and mushroom vareniki dumplings with crispy shallots and forest mushroom velouté.
Meanwhile, the Truffle & Champagne Humble Pie with Jerusalem artichokes, mushrooms, celeriac, and baby onions under puff pastry is seriously tasty.
Where: Soho / City Of London
The Italian market hall at Liverpool Street is London’s go-to for truffle shopping, but you can also have it cooked for you the proper Italian way thanks to the restaurants at the venue. Discover a delicious Tonnarello Al Tartufo at Pasta e Pizza, with the very finest wines to accompany your dish.
Meanwhile, at Terra, treat yourself to the Diamante di Terra, a truffle-infused cocktail made with Taggiasco Extra Vir-Gin, Spelt Vodka, Cinzano 1757, smoked rosemary and finished with drops of the finest truffle oil.