From budget dishes to blowout dinners, chefs across London are chasing their suppliers to get their hands on truffles. Here’s our guide on where you can find them in restaurants across London this autumn.
Inside a cheese toastie
45 Jermyn St., London SW1 6DN
In St James, the white truffle menu at this restaurant includes malt ice-cream wth honey and truffle, Champagne risotto and tagliatelle. But, for our money, it's the toasted truffle cheese sarnie you really want to order.
Shaved over porridge
Claridge’s, Brook St, London W1K 4HR
Over at Daniel Humm’s restaurant at Claridge’s their broken rice porridge with celeriac is served up with shavings of rich black truffle. And one of their set-pieces is the roasted chicken, stuffed with black truffle, foie gras and brioche.
All over a pizza
54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR
All three of the Big Mamma Group restaurants are going big on truffles this season, including truffle churros at Circolo Popolare. But our suggestion would be to try the Brexitalia Truffle pizza at Gloria which comes loaded with fresh black truffle, fior di latte mozzarella from Naples and mushroom carpaccio.
Stuffed in a chicken
182 Gray's Inn Road London, WC1X 8EW
There are a lot of dishes at Otto's that come with truffle, from the Challans Duck Liver with Madeira and Seared Foie Gras on Brioche with Truffle Sauce and Morels to the fresh pasta with ceps and truffles. But the one you really want is Otto's 'Poularde de Bresse Demi-Deuil en Vessie. That's a whole Bresse chicken for two with black truffles stuffed under the skin before being slow-poached in stock and Madeira.
Somerset House, Lancaster Pl, London WC2R 1LA
Head to Skye Gyngell’s restaurant in the New Wing of Somerset House if you want to enjoy super white truffle fresh from Italy this season. Gyngell's team are serving it up on handmade Taglioni with creme fraiche and white truffle butter.
Soho, King's Cross, Bank
Vegan truffle lovers should order Lina Stores' vegan, gluten-free buckwheat fresh pasta - go for the tagliolini with black truffle for a vegan treat.
Poured on waffles for brunch
1 Upper James St, London W1F 9DF
There's a double truffle whammy if you head to Bob Bob Ricard Soho for their waffle hour between 11am and 12pm every day. Their truffle waffles also come with truffle honey - and smell AMAZING.
Covering autumn's bounty
31 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2EU
You can always rely on chef Jackson Boxer to showcase truffles in his regularly changing Autumnal menus. Right now he's got Wiltshire truffles shaved all over a dish of Delica Pumpkin, Ogleshield Cheese and Pickled Walnuts.
Added to risotto
30-34 James Street, London W1U 1EU
There's a special truffle menu for the white truffle season which features everything from pizza to risotto with white truffle shaved over everything.
As part of a tasting menu
1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
The Truffle tasting menu at this rooftop restaurant in the City comes in at six courses for £110 per person with wine pairing add-ons. It includes leek and chervil risotto with shaved Alba white truffle, rose veal rump with black truffled mashed potatoes and a dark chocolate fondant with black truffle ice cream.
17-28 November 2021 - the Kitchen W8 special menu roams Europe for truffles, featuring those from Wiltshire, Alba and Périgord.
Not only will Bocca di Lupo allow you to buy a white truffle next door at Gelupo and bring it to the restaurant to have it shaved over any dish you like, but they also have a load of delivery options that include Alba truffles, including ossobucco with Milanese risotto and truffle and risotto with porcini and truffle.
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