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London’s Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Looking for top notch service and high quality food without booking through a ‘deal’ site?

The restaurants listed below have been recommended by Alex Wijeratna, Fordor’s leading restaurant critic exclusively for Tastour.
Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Here’s a list of the best lunch deals in London right now:

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Sartoria – £25-£30, 2/3 courses

Italian, glam but relaxed place on Savile Row run by celeb chef Francesco Mazzei

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Le Gavroche, £56, 3 courses with half bottle of wine

Classic French haute cuisine, Mayfair, old school plush basement time warp

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences#

Koffmann’s, £26, 3 courses

Knightsbridge, classic regional French cuisine by legend chef Pierre Koffmann, due to close in December

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Bar Boulud – £18-21, 2/3 courses

Modern US/French, great value and wide ranging gourmet French/US brasserie joint in the Mandarin Oriental

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

45 Jermyn St, £25.50-£29, 3 course

pre & post theatre menus, off Piccadilly, high class brasserie

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Spring – £27.50-£31.50, 2/3 courses

in grand setting in Somerset House, Modern British/Italian, highly seasonal


Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Bernardi’s – £18-£22, 2/3 courses

Marble Arch, Italian, fashionable and unfussy food

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Corrigan’s Mayfair – £25-£29, 2/3 courses

Mayfair, top end game and seafood salon

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Gymkhana – £25-£30, 2/3 courses

Mayfair, award-winning atmospheric and posh new wave Indian

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

The Ivy - £23.50-£27.50, 2/3 courses

Covent Garden, charming old school celeb haunt


Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Newman Arms – £19, 3 courses

Fitzrovia, amazing value, modern British food in tiny 1st floor dining in a Georgian pub

 

Londons Best Valued Lunch Experiences

Hereford Road, £13.50-£15.50, 2/3 courses

Queensway, modern British, best value set lunch in town
spices in a curry shop

Cooking Easy Curries – Get Clever with Spices

Sunday February 26, 2012 at 10:15

Cooking Easy Curries – Get Clever with SpicesMap and Directions

Ever wondered what it is that makes an Indian curry taste so good?  Well let us share the simple secrets! Fool your friends into thinking you’ve spent hours in the kitchen with a these simple tips from our multi award-winning curry expert – Monisha.  You’ll be taken on a leisurely, guided stroll  through the shops to learn where all the best places for buying only the finest ingredients for your curry. You’ll also learn all of the coveted cooking techniques used by this leading expert and food writer on Indian cookery.  By the end of this 3 hour cookery class, not only will you be able to enjoy a fantastic, freshly prepared meal, but you’ll be equipped with the necessary skills to prepare a range of deliciously easy curries in the comfort of your own home.

Time:

10:30 -13:30

Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 departure

 

Location:

Ealing West London, Piccadilly Line and trains from Paddington (location will be sent to paid attendees)

Dress:

Comfortable walking shoes, a penny/apron

Dress: Smart casual: comfortable walking shoes

About the Instructor:

Monisha has been recognized by the Guild of Food Writers & Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards, to name just a few.

Online Booking is required: www.tastour.com

For all Tastour award-winning events, pre-booking early on www.tastour.com is advised due to high demand.

Group discount: Purchase 5 tickets get 1 free (emailinfo@tastour.co.uk for details)

What’s included:

Hands-on cookery Instruction by the multi-award-winning Monisha, as well as a delicious curry meal

Non Members

£80 secures your spot, if pre-paid on-line 1 week prior to the event

£85 is the standard price, if pre-paid within 7 days of the event

Bon Vivant Members

Only £75, if pre-paid on-line 1 week prior to the event

£80 is the standard price for members, if pre-paid within 7 days of the event

So, why not join today?

Membership Information:

Tastour’s Bon Vivant membership is a fast track to becoming one of the Capital’s arbiters of taste.

As a Bon Vivant Member, you are entitled to:

-        Attend ALL monthly social drinks and miniTASTINGS for FREE (worth £300)

-       Receive exclusive invites to ‘members only’ events and social gatherings

-       Save up to 70% off pay-as-you-go events.  A total savings of over £500 per year!

-       Meet and mingle regularly with other members at exclusive events in and around London

Register

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