Michelin Starred Lunches That Don’t Break the Bank

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Michelin Starred Lunches That Don’t Break the Bank

Michelin Starred Lunches That Don’t Break the Bank


We often think of Michelin quality food as being the preserve of the rich and famous and a jaunt to one of these award-blessed eateries costing more than a small bungalow in the New Forest. But think again as there are some wonderful lunchtime bargains to be had at Michelin starred restaurants the length and breadth of the UK.

Lyle’s – Shoreditch, London

Located in the Tea Building on the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road, the stripped back, almost stark decor contrasts with the sumptuous British menu in this popular East End eatery.

With lunchtime dishes ranging from about £6 – £20, a two course lunch of this standard is more than reasonable and the menu promises some serious taste sensations including the enchanted-sounding “Blackface Hogget” and the contrasting “Pheasant Skewer with Aleppo Chilli”.

Where: Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ
How to Book: Contact your Keys Lifestyle Manager

Mackerel & burnt tomato ? @akaltinsoy

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Carters of Moseley – Birmingham

The fifth Birmingham restaurant to have gained the coveted Michelin star, Carters of Mosley prides itself on its devotion to clean flavours and seasonal ingredients. Their philosophy is one of cooking with restraint and they meet their clientele’s penchant for healthy eating with a judicious approach both to seasoning and to the use of ingredients such as butter and cream.

That’s not to say that their dishes aren’t richly packed with goodness – the lunch menu showcases gastronomic opulence with offerings such as “Red Legged Partridge”, “Pheasant Dumpling” and the majestic sounding “Mayan Gold Mash with Bone Marrow Gravy”. £35 will buy you a two course lunch and the warmest of welcomes.

Where: 2c Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EZ
How to Book: Contact your Keys Lifestyle Manager

Mushroom dinner dessert @cartersofmoseley

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Gravetye Manor – East Grinstead

This hotel restaurant is the jewel in the crown of the historical Gravetye Manor and specialises in featuring seasonal, home grown produce from its own kitchen gardens.

Whilst relaxed about dress code, the restaurant relays a sense of occasion and pays homage to classical cuisine with a lunch menu that can feature “Marinated Hand Dived Scallops”, “Seared Breast of Wood Pigeon” and “Braised Rib of Aged Beef”. If you have something to celebrate then a two course lunch at Gravetye Manor will fit the bill for as little as £28 a head.

Where: Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, Sussex, RH19 4LJ
How to Book: Contact your Keys Lifestyle Manager

John’s House – Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

This cosy farmhouse restaurant is in fact the family home of Head Chef John Duffin. After years spent working in some of the country’s most famous Michelin star eateries he returned to Leicestershire to open a fine dining restaurant on his home turf.

His “farm to plate” philosophy, combined with a deft modern touch, sees high quality ingredients transformed into a splendid lunch menu with two courses for just £24. Highlights include “Lightly Cured Loch Duart Salmon” and the mouth-watering “Stonehurst Gloucester Old Spot Pork Belly”.

Where: 139 – 141 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, LE12 7AR
How to Book: Contact your Keys Lifestyle Manager


House of Tides – Newcastle

This elegantly decorated restaurant is located in a Grade 1 listed, 16th century building on the historical Newcastle quayside and serves up an eclectic European menu in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The eight course lunchtime tasting menu – which comes in at £45 and also features a vegetarian version – is a kaleidoscope of tastes created by bold and imaginative Head Chef Kenny Atkinson who like many of his contemporaries champions the fresh, seasonal produce of his own local region.

Where: 28-30 The Close, Tyne & Wear, NE1 3RF
How to Book: Contact your Keys Lifestyle Manager

Kitchen W8 – London

The philosophy at this West London eatery is to provide a genuinely relaxed, fine dining experience that is suitable for all budgets and occasions. There are à la carte and tasting menus as well as the lunch menu which, at £22 for two courses, is a total bargain in this part of the world.

Since opening in 2009, the restaurant’s kitchen has been run by the exceptional Head Chef Mark Kempson whose creative brilliance won them their first Michelin star in 2011. Informal, fun and serving up top quality cuisine – seriously, you need to try the “Poached Monkfish Cheek with Seaweed” – Kitchen W8 looks set to be a firm Kensington favourite for years to come.

Where: 11-13 Abingdon Road, London, W8 6AH
How to Book: Contact your Keys Lifestyle Manager