Cigalon's five course tasting menu, 'Test Drive' showcases the finest flavours that the restaurant has to offer. While dishes are switched up month on month, past plates have included veal head terrice, rocket and Tomme risotto and flourless chocolate cake.
Best Tasting Menus In London
There are people that love food and then there are people that Love. Food. If you fall into the latter camp you've probably found yourself ogling fancy restaurant websites dreaming up the perfect order of plates you'd order there. Many restaurants now are taking the torture of decision-making away with dining experiences that showcase the full spectrum of flavour and finesse these talented chefs are able to create, so we've rounded up our top London tasting menus that any foodie worth their salt will be dying to check out.
A true restaurant icon, Nobu's Shoreditch venture brings an omakase menu to the table - a multi-course tasting menu of chef's choice dishes designed to highlight exactly what continues to make Nobu the dining institution it is today.
Another titan of omakase dining, St Katherine Docks' Dokke brings British and Asian fusion tapas to the fore with its unique small plates. The choice of dishes is at the will of the chef, but you could find yourself getting stuck into everything from mini eel burgers to Sriracha tempura.
One of Mayfair's swankiest Indian eateries, Matsya's tasting menus come in vegetarian and non-vegetarian with a mixture of decadent dishes from stuffed puris and tandoori mushroom to paneer croquettes and mango trifle.
With a choice of either the Lima or Cuzco menus, Covent Garden's Floral by LIMA brings you a feast of authentic Peruvian cuisine, from the like of ceviche and Nikkei rice to beef tartare causa and traditional alfajores.
Great British Menu winner James Cochran's Islington eatery has made waves across the London dining scene since its 2018 opening. With a tasting menu that include rock oysters with buttermilk and sea herbs, slow brasied short rib and hibiscus and white peach sorbet, it's not hard to see why.
M Restaurant's Wagyu Experience Menu offers an eclectic taster of Japan's iconic beef breed over seven courses. Curated by M Restaurant's executive head chef Michael Reid, you'll be treated to everything from sirloin sashimi to wagyu biltong.
The best bit about tasting menus? You get to sample a little bit of eeeeeverything. On the list at this Knightsbridge favourite? A selection of plates from acclaimed chef Marcus Wareing; from veal tartare with chicken liver parfait through to agnolotti with artichoke, pickled Trompette and burrata.
Stevie Parle's Greenwich haunt is a one-stop-shop of stunning plates. Whether you're opting for the short or long tasting menu, you'll be experiencing some of the finest in modern British cuisine, including confit pork belly and Cornish hake.
One of London's most sought-after tasting menus, Marylebone's Xier offers a unique ten courses of modern European cuisine, from gnocchi in a beurre noisette to beef cheek and bone marrow with wild hops and nettle puree.
If it's sushi and Japanese grill plates you're in the market for, Roka's Charlotte Street location boasts an extensive tasting menu that brings you a little taste of everything they do so well, from scallop tartare to wagyu tempura.
Adam Handling's Hoxton Square restaurant offers one of East London's most compelling dining experiences. Enjoy seven courses of sublime feasting, including an exceptional chicken butter, with your choice of either a wine or beer pairing.