There's a reason why the Hot Dinners team could NEVER stick to a low-carb diet. For us it's all about the bread that begins a meal and, just as importantly, the butter that goes with it. London's chefs have been getting every more adventurous and creative with their butters this year. We pick some of our recent favourites you need to put on your list
The Dairy's sourdough with smoked bone marrow butter, chicken liver mousse and cellar salumi (comes with the £48 tasting menu). More about the Dairy.
Selin's Extra Baharat Bread & Medjool Date Butter £2 at Oklava (you can now buy it at Selfridges). More about Oklava.
Sourdough with whipped yeast butter - £3.50 at Anglo. Photo courtesy of LondonEater. More about Anglo.
Dripping bread with home churned butter at Pitt Cue £6. More about Pitt Cue.
Bread with chicken butter - £4 at The Frog. More about The Frog.
Chargrilled Ibérico Presa with Whipped Jamón Butter - £10.50 at Ember Yard More about Ember Yard.