10 Great Tasting Menus of The UK - Luxury Restaurant Guide (2023)

Why settle for one amazing dish when you can sample ALL of them? And why have the stress of indecision when faced with an astonishing menu when all you need to do is let the chef send out course after course of his own excellent choice? Behold the delicious extravagance of The Tasting Menu – here is a curation of ten of our favourites.

1. Alyn Williams at The Westbury

1 Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes

The recipient of a Michelin star, Alyn Williams at The Westbury is an understated establishment with spotless presentations and superb service. Only the best seasonal ingredients are prepared with straightforward techniques and contemporary touches.

Sample Vegetarian Tasting Menu

  • Homemade feta- apple, kohl rabi, cucumber, grape
  • Wye valley asparagus – hazelnuts, crips potato
  • Tofu taco – chipotle mayo, dirty guacamole, green gazpacho
  • (As seen on Masterchef – £10 supplement)
  • Leek & onion tortellini – horseradish, toasted nigella seeds
  • Cauliflower cheese – sourdough croutons, Périgord truffle
  • Shitake & kale omelette – kombu, Japanese vegetable & pear salad
  • Cheese selection (Optional £15 supplement)
  • Passion fruit – espresso, white chocolate, saffron
  • English strawberries – pavlova, sweet cicely

£80 per person
With matching wines£140
With prestige selection£205
With matching beers£125

The Restaurant: The Westbury Hotel, Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2YF |www.alynwilliams.com|0207 183 6426

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2. Tudor Room at Great Fosters, Egham

One Michelin star and 3 AA Rosettes

Awarded a Michelin star and three AA Rosettes in October 2016, The Tudor Room at Great Fosters demonstrates a passion for simple cookery with intense flavours. The Kitchen garden at Great Fosters also plays a major part in providing fresh, organic ingredients for the menu.

Sample Tasting Menu

  • Canapes
  • Jerusalem Artichoke – tendon, onion, truffle
  • Scallop – broccoli, truffle, hazelnut
  • Langoustine tea
  • Himalayan salt aged Venison – turnip, chanterelles, blackberry
  • Cucumber, pineapple, lime
  • Valrhona Chocolate – caramel, tonka beans, feuilletine
  • Cheese – five British cheeses, truffled honey, fig chutney, apple, pecan

£65 per person

With additional wine flight £130 per person

The Restaurant: Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Virginia Water, Egham, Surrey |www.greatfosters.co.uk|01784 433822

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3. Pied a Terre, London

1 Michelin star

Since opening is doors in 1991, the restaurant has won some of the highest accolades possible and continues to impress diners with beautifully crafted culinary treats and Michelin star service. Pied a Terre offers no less than 5 tasting menus, including a vegan menu. We are showcasing the chefs menu which is a list of sheer culinary magic!

Chef’s Tasting Menu

  • Pembrokeshire Crab, Avocado, Tokyo Turnip, Ponzu
  • Seared and Poached Foie Gras in a Sauternes Consommé with Haricot Beans and Charred Onions
  • John Dory, Grapefruit, Miso, Black Quinoa, Brassicas
  • Richard Vaughan’s Suckling Pig, Carrot, Buckthorn, Walnut
  • Lavinton Lamb, “Ratatouille”
  • Cheese Board
  • Gariguette Strawberries, Buttermilk, Lemon, Vanilla
  • Chocolate, Mandarin, Honeycomb, Stem Ginger
  • Coffee and Petits Fours

£145 per person

With Sommeliers Wine Flight £244

The Restaurant: 34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NH |www.pied-a-terre.co.uk|0207 636 1178

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4. Lympstone Manor, Exmouth, Devon

Lympstone Manor is a newly opened contemporary country house hotel overlooking the Exe Estuary with acclaimed fine dining by two Michelin star Michael Caines. Able to fully express his vision of modern British cuisine that is fresh and seasonal, he freely utilises the bounty of the Exe Estuary, East Devon and the Southwest. Two tasting menus are offered, The Signature menu and the Estuary menu.

Tasting Menu – Taste of the Estuary

  • Warm salad of lobster mango and cardamom vinaigrette, curried mayonnaise
  • Brixham scallop tomato concassé with tapenade, tomato and aubergine caviar vinaigrette
  • Poached Lyme Bay lemon sole onion and lemon thyme confit, Wye Valley asparagus, white wine sauce and tarragon oil
  • Braised turbot River Exe mussels and cockles with tomato and basil sauce
  • Cornish sea bass roasted with anise spice, pan roasted langoustine and bouillabaisse
  • Apple mousse vanilla foam, green apple sorbet
  • Coconut panna cotta exotic fruit salad, coconut foam, passion fruit sorbet

£130 per person

The Restaurant: Lympstone Manor, Courtlands Lane, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 3NZ |lympstonemanor.co.uk|01395 200920

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5. Sketch – The Lecture Room & Library, Mayfair

2 Michelin stars, 5 AA Rosettes

The Lecture Room & Library are where the culmination of Pierre Gagnaire’s Paris experience is showcased in a sophisticated, exclusive and luxurious dining room. There is attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the intricate food through to the impressive wine list and professional service.



  • Garden Pea Cream with Verbena, ham and parmesan, sweet wine jelly, spring onions
  • Grilled green asparagus, Dorset crab with grapefruit
  • Rye bread toast with bone marrow and Oscietra caviar, smoked asparagus


  • Fera from ‘Lac Leman’ poached in Savagnin, Pascaline
  • Menuiere butter with fresh herbs, sorrel with raspberries


  • Pan-fried foie gras, red mullet, whelks, fennel,
  • Spring cabbage, cauliflower
  • Bouillbaisse


  • Spiky artichoke with mint, sea almonds and verni clams
  • New potato gnocchi, parmesan cream

Corn-fed Chicken

  • Fillet of free range chicken perfumed with sage and confit lemon, aubergine veloute with white miso
  • Broad beans, rocket, chorizo, green pepper

Pierre Gagnaire’s Grand Dessert

  • A combination of six minature desserts in two services
  • Petits Fours

£110 per person

The Restaurant: Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2XG |sketch.london/|0207 659 4500

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6. The Pass at South Lodge, Horsham, West Sussex

3 AA Rosettes

Taking the ‘Chef’s Table’ concept and exquisitely developing it, diners at the 26 cover 3AA Rosette restaurant are closely involved in the kitchen drama. Make your choice of tasting menus bursting with dishes of unique flavour combinations and ingredients before watching the creations of Head Chef, Ian Swainson unfold right in front of you.

Ten course tasting menu

  • Japanese painting – smoked eel, oyster pearl, dashi
  • Geometics – celeriac, tarragon mayonnaise, sherry, hazelnut
  • Black – black rice paella with aioli
  • Deer in the wood – venison tartare, shitake ketchup and woodland consomme
  • New Italian classic – gorgonzola spaghetti, truffle pasta water
  • Untitled no 2 – red mullet with harrissa, bisque and grapefruit
  • Seeing Red – boasted mallard breast, beetroot, red cabbage, duck liver
  • Cheeseboard (£12 supplement)
  • The sky is falling!… blueberry, passion fruit and rose
  • Aromas of the c-word – pine custard, cranberries, basil and pine granite
  • A little heaven in hell – walnut, muscovado, coffee, chocolate

£90 per person

Discover wine pairing additional £80

Prestige wine pairing additional £120

Juices for drivers and minders additional £37.50

The Restaurant: The Pass at South Lodge Hotel, Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PS |www.southlodgehotel.co.uk|01403 891711

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7. The Greenhouse, London

2 Michelin stars

One of only four restaurants in the world to win the Wine Spectator Grand Award, The Greenhouse in the heart of Mayfair is set in an oasis of calm. Arnaud Bignon’s exquisite French cuisine has won The Greenhouse a position as one of London’s most highly acclaimed restaurants. Along with the tasting menu, The Greenhouse also offers ‘Arnaud Bignon’s Discovery’ menu.

Tasting Menu Example

  • Dorset Crab, mint, cauliflower, Granny Smith apple, curry
  • Smoked eel, beetroot, dill pumpernickel
  • Foie gras ‘domaine de Rouilly’, seared, mara des bois strawberry, aloe vera, mizuna
  • Monkfish, onion, banana, Kaffir lime, dukkah
  • Welsh organic lamb ‘Rhug estate, aubergine, gomasio, harissa, soya
  • or
  • Veal, ossetra imperial caviar, Hispi cabbage, dulce seaweed (£20 supplement)
  • Wild strawberry, rhubarb, elderflower

£125 per person

The Restaurant: The Greenhouse, 27a Hays’s Mews, London W1J 5NY |greenhouserestaurant.co.uk|0207 499 3331

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8. Paris House, Woburn, Milton Keynes

3 AA Rosettes

Set in 22 acres of stunning parkland, Michelin recommended Paris House in Bedfordshire is located on the Duke of Bedford’s Estate in Woburn. The restaurant blends modern culinary techniques with the finest in seasonal produce. Offering three tasting menus VI, VIII and X showcasing the number of courses in the title, they are constructed with natural flavour combination.

Tasting Menu X

  • Leche de Tigre – Hamachi, Chilli & Sweet Potato
  • Asparagus – confit hens eggs, seasonal mushrooms and wild garlic
  • Mackerel – apple, horseradish and yuzu
  • Lamb and Pea – crispy lamb’s tongue, petits pois and oregano
  • Tom Khlong – braised octopus, kimchi, prawn har gow, and monks beard
  • Anjou pigeon – almond, tenderstem and black quinoa
  • Artisan cheese (£12 supplement)
  • Passion Fruit, sherbet and vanilla vodka
  • Lychee, rose and pistachio
  • Carrot, white chocolate, dill and mascarpone and ginger
  • Mandarin trifle, black bean, coriander and sake

£109 per person

8 glass wine flight £65 per person

10 glass wine flight £77 per person

The Restaurant: Paris House, Woburn Park, London Road, Woburn, Milton Keynes, MK17 9QP |www.parishouse.co.uk|01525 290692

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9. Vineet Bhatia London

Housed inside a splendid Georgian townhouse off the Kings Road, guests enjoy a tasting menu experience like no other: a freewheeling expedition into the culinary imagination of Vineet Bhatia, one of the world’s foremost chef restaurateurs. Inspired by his Mumbai heritage, global travels and British residence, Vineet Bhatia’s cuisine is as daring as it is thoughtful; precise as it is generous.

Sample Tasting Menu

  • Lime soup – smoked prawn chaat
  • Amritsari haddock – raan uttapam
  • Beef foie gras
  • Chilli cod
  • Duck korma
  • Patiala chicken
  • Glazed pork chop
  • Chocolate cure
  • Clementine kulfi
  • Ginger-rose jubub, coconut crisp, chai fudge
  • Chocomosa, almond shard, rose petal milk chocolate

£105 per person

£175 per person with wine flight

The Restaurant: Vineet Bhatia London, 10 Lincoln Street, London, SW3 2YS |www.vineetbhatia.london|0207 225 1881

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10. Hambleton Hall Restaurant, Rutland

The restaurant is proud to say that it has the longest-retained single Michelin star in the UK, celebrating 35 years in 2017, and offers exceptional dining experiences worthy of a journey to Hambleton. Michelin star Head Chef, Aaron Patterson and his highly skilled team use the best local produce for seasonal dishes, and is renowned for producing award-winning game dishes such as grouse, partridge and woodcock.

Sample Tasting Menu

  • A taste of mushroom, hen of the woods
  • Terrine of Heritage carrots, tarragon, spiced carrot ice cream
  • Ballotine of foie gras, kumquat and Seville orange marmalade, toasted sourdough
  • Fillet of turbot, clams, sea vegetables, wasabi and cucumber sauce
  • Fillet of Lavinton farm lamb, piperade, rosemary sauce
  • Coffee and walnut souffle, clotted cream ice cream
  • Coffee and chocolates

£92 per person

Five glass wine flight available for additional £50

The Restaurant: Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 8TH |www.hambletonhall.com|01572 756991

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What is a tasting menu at a Michelin star restaurant? ›

Typically called a tasting menu or the chef's menu, Michelin restaurants are famous for fixed menus typically ranging from 5-12 predetermined courses. A tasting menu is curated by the chef to highlight their style of cuisine and will typically include at least 2 starters, 2 entrees and one dessert.

Do tasting menus fill you up? ›

Tasting menu courses have inherently small portions, but heartier flavors can fill you up faster. If your guests are too full halfway through the tasting menu, you could end up with wasted ingredients and dissatisfied customers who felt like they didn't get their money's worth because they couldn't finish every course.

What is a tasting menu in a restaurant? ›

A tasting menu, or degustation menu, consists of several bite-sized dishes that are served to guests as a single meal. They were inspired by the French term degustation, which is defined as the careful tasting of various foods with a focus on the senses and culinary art.

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What chefs have more Michelin stars than Gordon Ramsay? ›

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Is there a difference between Michelin star and Michelin Guide? ›

What Michelin stars actually mean. Unlike other systems ranking luxury or quality in the hospitality industry (which typically use a scale of five stars), the Michelin Guide has only three.

Do you tip at a tasting menu? ›

Tip your tasting's servers as you would for a regular meal at a restaurant – a recommended 20%. This is important as it helps you build a connection with the staff.

How much does it cost to eat at Atelier Crenn? ›

Atelier Crenn's 14+ course tasting menu ranges between $365–490 (USD) per person, and prices can vary depending on the experience selected and the number of guests in your party. What is this? You can customize your dining experience at Atelier Crenn in different ways: Enjoy your dinner in the main restaurant.

Do professional chefs taste their food? ›

They're professionals, they taste, they know what I expect; micromanaging staff in those matters is extra-annoying behavior. Chefs learn very quickly to mentally assemble a flavor profile from tasting ingredients. For example, I taste my pasta water every once in a while. I taste the sauce.

What is a blind tasting menu? ›

It's a completely improvisational menu. I know a lot of restaurant chefs and people in this industry believe consistency is the key to success.

What do you wear to a tasting menu dinner? ›

1. Wear Your Fine Attire
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  • Formal: Women are expected to wear sophisticated evening dresses, while men should wear elegant jackets and ties.
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How much is a tasting menu Michelin star? ›

There are steep pricing differences between two- and three-starred restaurants. On average, the full tasting menu costs $252 (215 euros) for two-starred restaurants and a whopping $357 (304 euros) for three-starred restaurants. Or to put it another way, an extra Michelin star will cost you an additional $100.

What is the most expensive menu item in the world? ›

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  • Iberico Ham.
  • Bluefin Tuna.
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