Top 10 Single Dish Restaurants in London


Super-Niche restaurants are dominating the London food scene and have been causing quite a stir over the past year or so. The concept itself is pretty self-explanatory; the restaurant will specialize in a certain ingredient or a single dish. With now over 25 mono restaurants in London they must be getting something right, so what is their secret? The appeal of single dish restaurants is three fold. Firstly, a limited menu ensures good quality, with only one or two dishes to offer you have nowhere to hide. Secondly, food envy is erased, you know what you want and you get what you’re wanting. Finally, they are simply different and fun, we live in a generation that craves the unconventional whilst wanting to be on top of the trend and these restaurants feed our appetite for this. So, you better start trying them out… here is our list of the best single dish restaurants in London;

Le Relais de Venise

Food: Trimmed Entrecôte Steak “Porte Maillot” with a ‘special sauce’, French fries and Green salad with walnuts
Price: £24
Location: Marylebone, The City, Canary Wharf

Burger and Lobster

Food: 10 oz Steak beef burger served plain from the grill or with bacon and/or cheese | Lobster meat dressed in a light Japanese Mayonnaise, served in toasted brioche bun | 1.5lb Lobster, steamed or grilled, with lemon or garlic butter | (All served with salad and fries)
Price: £20
Location: Mayfair, Soho, Farringdon, Bread St, Kinghtsbridge, Oxford Circus, Threadneedle St, Bond St, Old Bailey


Food: 16 different Hotdogs and an extensive list of Champagne
Price: £6-£8 per hotdog, £6-£9 per glass of champagne
Location: 70 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QG

The Melt Room 

Food: Over 15 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Price: £4-£7
Location: 26 Noel St, London, W1F 8GY

The Potato Project 

Food: Baked Potatoes (Chilli Beef Ragu & Blue Cheese is definitely one to try)
Price: £4-£6
Location: 27 Noel St, London, W1F 8GZ

Ma’ Plucker

Food: Build it yourself chicken
Base – Freshly plucked salad | House bun | Maple waffle
Sauce – MP chicken skin gravy | Chipotle chilli sauce Kansas BBQ | Herb dressing | Maple chilli glaze
Chicken – Roast Chipotle|Crispy and Coated in Buttermilk | Hickory Spiced Pulled Chicken | (OR… a Crispy Coated Ball of Halloumi Cheese)
Price: £6 – £20
Location: 75 Beak St, London, W1F 9SS

Balls & Company 

Food: Build it yourself balls
Balls – Wagyu | Pork |Chicken | Salmon | Quinoa
Sauce – Tomato | Bechamel creamy ricotta & parmesan | Romesco red pepper, tomato, almond, hazelnuts & garlic | Basil, lemon, garlic, cashew nuts
Company – Thick Cut Chips | Spaghetti | Market Greens | Mash | House Salad
Price: £9 Balls, £5 Company
Location: 58 Greek St, Soho, London,W1D 3DY

La Polentaria 

Food: Polenta based dishes
Price: £6-£25
Location: 64 Old Compton Street London W1D 4UQ

Tartufi & Friends

Food: Truffle based dishes
Price: £20-£38
Location: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London, SW1X 7XL

Mussel Men 

Food: Mussels – Classic Mariniere | Tomato | Pesto | Chervil Beurre Blanc | Cider and Chorizo | (All served with skinny fries)
Price: £13
Location: 584 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AH

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