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The Set menu, traditionally reserved for the lunchtime lull or pre theatre rush has had something of an overhaul. Look carefully and you’ll discover a vast array of tasty possibility, anything from Michelin starred menus offered up at wallet friendly prices; to informal dining experiences packed with curious delights. We’ve done the hard work for you and have found a selection of restaurants that blow the cobwebs of the set menu concept and present something really worth getting hungry for….
Theo Randall at the Intercontinental
Theo Randall’s acclaimed Italian kitchen has decided to delve deep into the provenance of their dishes by launching a new tasting menu focusing on one region at a time. The menu will change each month giving diners the chance to literally eat their way round the Italian countryside. Next on the agenda guests will be invited to discover the delights of Sicilia followed by Liguaria in June. Priced at £50 per head it’s a fantastic way to experience Randall’s genius and if you don’t get to lie under the Tuscan sun this summer perhaps this will be the next best thing.
Set in an elegant 1839 South Kensington townhouse, hidden gem Launceston Place offers up a new set menu that explores the pleasures of spring. Head Chef Raphael Francois who has recently returned to the London culinary scene from New York, combines classical French cuisine with contemporary flavours and techniques. Priced at a very reasonable £30 for 3 courses, Raphael’s new menu showcases popular dishes from the restaurant’s A La Carte menu, including Hen’s Egg, green asparagus, prosciutto, duxelles for starter and the devilish Dark Chocolate Nemesis for dessert. Put a spring in your step and get down to South Ken to check it out. Book here.
Next up we have something very special to offer from the o so talented Romy Gill. Named as one of Tom Parker Bowles’s top ‘fabulous female chefs in the UK,’ Romy has collaborated with wine connoisseur Andy Clarke to bring their own ‘Food and Wine’ evening. Take a look at the incredibly delicious sounding menu below, and contact the restaurant directly to book…hurry!
Sunday sessions menu at Arabica Bar & Kitchen
Finally we bring you a new and exciting offer from Arabica Bar & Kitchen, the kitchen have put their heads together to curate an inspired Sunday only menu showcasing the best of the restaurant’s Levantine-inspired repertoire. With a choice between two courses for £20 or three courses for £25, guests can expect an abundance of authentic flavours inspired by the sun-drenched shores of the Eastern Mediterranean. Jumping off the menu for us is the 7-hour Jordanian style lamb mensaf, and sticky toffee pudding with spice date syrup…roll on Sunday!
If perhaps you had more of a liquid menu in mind, Arabica have just the thing, next Sunday (8th May) they’ll be hosting an afternoon of Lebanese wine, food and frolics. With 5000 years of wine production behind them, Lebanon consistently produce world-class wine. This opportunity isn’t to be missed, sample wines from six Lebanese wineries and share a sumptuous feast with friends. Book here.