Sometimes it’s as simple as 1 + 1 = 2. Today’s lesson is Top Restaurants + toptable = Top Deals. Eat at London’s top restaurants and we help you keep your money in your pocket. Sounds appetising to us.
Diner Rated 8.9
Grab this one quick before it vanishes: Michelin-starred Chez Bruce in Wandsworth serving superb modern British cuisine with classic French underpinnings. Normally a lunch here costs £32.50, but with the toptable special offer — which ends 10 February — it’s just £19.95 for three courses from the a la carte menu all week. It’s a stunning bargain for really amazing food.
Diner Rated 8.7
Apsleys — A Heinz Beck Restaurant is a grand and glamorous restaurant at the Lanesborough Hotel on Hyde Park Corner that also has a terrific lunch offer: three courses with a glass of wine chosen by their expert sommelier for £35, as well as a dinner offer of three courses with a glass of champagne for £45. Triple Michelin-starred Heinz Beck is the boss, but it’s Massimiliano Blasone who has had a major influence on the Italian menu and the gorgeous Venetian-style dining room reflects that.
The fabulous new Roux at The Landau in Fitzrovia by the BBC has offers all day long to tempt you in. So far, virtually all reports have been positive on every front, from decor, food and wine to service — not a surprise when it comes to fine dining from Albert and Michel Roux Jr. At breakfast, normally £30, we have a great deal for 20% off the food bill. A three course lunch with a glass of Roux champagne is just £29.50. The dinner deal is amazingly comprehensive: three courses, a glass of champagne, half a bottle of wine, water, coffee and petit fours is £45 — you can’t beat that.
Drop everything and book this deal, because it ends 5 February: the triple Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is offering 15% off lunch and dinner from the tasting menu (7 courses: £115) or seasonal menu (7 courses: £180). And 15% off a lot of money is a lot of money itself, so if dining at the best restaurants is part of your life plan and you fancy saving a bit of dosh, this is your deal. This is a fine dining restaurant that manages to combine extreme professionalism and obsessive attention to detail with a sense of playful whimsy that makes the entire experience a delight.
Diner Rated 8.6
The story at Launceston Place in Kensington is chef Tristan Welch who creates absolutely divine cuisine in inventive classic British style and if that sounds like an oxymoron, you should trust us, jump on one of these special offers and try it for yourself. A three course lunch is £22 from a set menu, early evening supper is three courses for £38 and Sunday lunch is three courses for £26.
The Grill at The Dorchester in Mayfair has both baronial splendour and a glad sense of people
having a terrific time. The menu includes both British classics like Dover sole and chef Brian Hughson’s own inventions on a modern British theme using the finest seasonal ingredients. The deals are many: a two course lunch with a glass of wine is £23, two courses and a glass of artisanal champagne at dinner is £29, three course Sunday lunch is £38 and for Valentine’s weekend, five courses and a glass of artisanal champagne is £95.
Chef Antonin Bonnet has kept The Greenhouse restaurant in Mayfair in the top rank, where it has been for more than twenty-five years. The menu is French with all the classic techniques but Bonnet clearly lives in the 21st century where global flavours are no longer exotic and you see things like cinnamon couscous appearing on his menu. The deals: three course lunch including coffee £25, six courses supper with coffee £55 and on Valentine’s Day the tasting menu is £115 and at the end of the meal you’ll be given half a bottle of champagne to enjoy at home.
The toptable experience is all about dining well, saving money and enjoying life. With deals like these, you can do all three even more. Happy dining.