10 Best London restaurants amazing value lunch offers

It can often be expensive to dine at London’s top restaurants, but an excellent way to try the best restaurants at a fraction of the cost is by visiting for lunch. With special offers and great value set menus, lunch reservations will give you a taste of the best food that won’t break the bank. Read our guide to the best restaurants for a set lunch in London, including a host of Michelin starred restaurants at surprisingly good value.

Whether you want to try both of London's three Michelin starred restaurants - Gordon Ramsay at Royal Hospital Road or Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester - or a handful of the city's best 2 Michelin starred restaurants - Marcus Wareing's restaurant at The Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge or The square in Mayfair - the selection of excellent value set lunch menus is impressive. You can dine at a restaurant that would normally cost over £100 for around £40 per person - while this is still not cheap, it is excellent vale for world class cuisine.

I have also included some favourite lunch spots including L'Anima in The City, one of the best Italian restaurants in London and The Delaunay, a place to sit and people watch in glamorous surroundings.

Fresh flowers, modern art, soothing burgundy walls, and candlelight serve only to enhance Philip Howard's artistically presented French cuisine at The Square. Dishes show a light, contemporary touch, and the tasting menu is the best way to...  Read More

Le Gavroche

This wood-wrapped dining room rests a flight of stairs down from street level, a setting which lends it a dark, quiet feel. The restaurant is known for classic French cooking, impeccable service, and London's finest selection of cheeses and...  Read More

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Established in 1998 and still the jewel of Gordon Ramsay's restaurant empire,Chef Patron Clare Smyth holds 3 Michelin stars with her elegant modern French cuisine. An intimate restaurant, lunch or dinner here is truly special. The lunch menu...  Read More

Pollen Street Social
Photo courtesy of Pollen Street Social

The man who kick started the craze for small share plates at Gordon Ramsay's Maze, Jason Atherton's chic, fashionable space in Mayfair is still popular today. Look out for dishes such as Cumbrian pork belly & cheek, Mrs Brown's black...  Read More

The Delaunay treats breakfast with continental reverence. And it's not just breakfast either, although it's great here. They're serving from 7am onwards until 11.30. Lunch is full of things like sauerkraut, hearty sausages and stews, and you...  Read More


White leather chairs and natural stone abound in this thoroughly chic, modern Italian restaurant. The organic materials and austere geometric shapes echo chef Francesco Mazzei's incorporation of luxurious, flavorful ingredients into simple but...  Read More

The Ledbury is considered by many to be the best restaurant in London - it has two Michelin stars and features in the San Pellegrino world's 50 best restaurant list. Australian chef Brett Graham heads the kitchen where the menu is...  Read More

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
Photo courtesy of Marcus Wareing

It's a lunchtime destination of the Knightsbridge power brokers at The Berkeley. Marcus Wareing relaunched the restaurants in February 2014 with a more modern look to match the evolution of his cooking over the last 10 years. New to their menus...  Read More

Dinner By Heston
Photo courtesy of Dinner By Heston

All hail Heston Blumenthal and his latest London venture Dinner by Heston at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It's all in the details of custom made cutlery and inventive cuisine by the man himself and Chef Ashley Palmer Watts, who cooks up in the...  Read More

Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester has come highly recommended. The book "Foodie Top 100 Restaurants: Worldwide" sings the restaurant's praises very highly saying that the chef 's roast chicken has an "almost frothy texture" and a "fragant" truffle...  Read More


Meet Emyr Thomas

Emyr founded London-based luxury travel and concierge service Bon Vivant in 2009 and it’s his business to know London inside out: the city’s best hotels, restaurants, bars, sights and activities...  More About Emyr

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