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Where To Eat Truffle in London

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Nothing says autumn like the unmistakable waft of truffle. Fragrant, rich and pricey, it’s one of the most luxurious ingredients out there. The ancient Greeks called it the food of the Gods – a title upheld today by its legions of fans. With truffle season in full swing, we’ve rounded up the best places to eat it across the capital…

Theo Randall at the InterContinental Park Lane

Theo Randall truffle

Commonly referred to as tartufo, Italian truffles are one of the country’s most prized and coveted ingredients – which is why Theo Randall imports them from Umbria. The new limited edition menu at his restaurant at the InterContinental Park Lane perfectly demonstrates their beauty. All dishes are made using 5gr of Périgordblack truffles, including a fresh taglierini pasta, a baked cheese soufflé, a beef tartare and a risotto with broccoli and parmesan. theorandall.com

Bocca Di Lupo

Bocca di Lupo

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A charming Italian trattoria in the heart of Soho, Bocca di Lupo has won numerous accolades since opening in 2008. It’s ever-changing menu brings the best of Italy’s distinctive regional specialties to London, so of course they bring out the goods come truffle season. This year’s menu was inspired the Piemonte region, often referred to as ‘the white truffle capital of the world’ – with white truffles the focus until December and black truffles for the months of January and February. Dishes include Tarjarin: fine egg pasta with duck and parmesan, Pernice: whole roast partridge with polenta and anchovy, and Agnolotti Dal Plin: veal and cabbage filled tiny pasta with bone marrow and sage sauce. If all that truffle leaves you wanting more, pop into sister site Gelupo afterwards, which offers truffles and truffle products to enjoy at home. boccadilupo.com

Kitchen W8

Head Chef Mark Kempson has been working his magic at Kitchen W8 since it launched back in 2009, earning the restaurant its first Michelin star after two years. Though undoubtedly a fine dining restaurant, there’s a neighbourhood feel to this Kensington hotspot, which serves up modern English food with French soul. Their soon to launch truffle menu includes four courses, each using different varieties of the much-coveted ingredient: autumn black, Perigord, White Alba and Honey. 18 November-1 December. £105pp. kitchenw8.com

Sette

Sette

The London outpost of New York’s Scarpetta Restaurants, Sette is located on the ground floor of the Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. Go here for truffle tasting amid glamorous surroundings: the dedicated menu includes traditional risotto and homemade taglioni, both served with white truffle.

Moncks of Dover Street

Truffle Mac & Cheese Moncks

Mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food – made all the more tasty when infused with truffle. Moncks of Dover Street’s version has fast become a menu favourite: rigatoni brimming with truffled cheese sauce, topped with cheese and freshly shaved Périgord truffle: heaven on a plate. moncksbrasserie.com

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Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont De la Tour

Celebrate the beginning of cosy season with a trip to Le Pont de la Tour’s famous Truffle Hut, a rustic riverside retreat decked out with faux fur, hanging lights and seasonal greenery. Seating just two diners, the romantic hut serves up a five-course tasting menu, with each dish featuring truffle in a creative way. Highlights include wild mushrooms egg cocotte with truffle sabayon, roasted turbot with champagne sauce and truffle shavings, and breast of Poulet noir with baby leeks, suprême sauce and black truffle – all washed down with a bottle of Moët. lepontdelatour.com

Gloria

Befitting of the larger than life Italian restaurant, Gloria’s truffle offering is beautifully decadent. The Pasta al Tartufo is their house dish, featuring fresh malfadine pasta cooked with marscapone and flecked with black Molise truffle shavings and and button mushrooms. bigmammagroup.com

Angler

Angler truffle

Fish may be the prime focus at South Place Hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get in on the truffle fun. This season diners at Angler can enjoy both a hand-rolled spaghetti dish with parmesan and white truffle, and wild boar agnolotti with fermented barley, ceps and white truffle. anglerrestaurant.com

Orasay

Orasay

Jackson Boxer’s Notting Hill eatery celebrates truffle season with some of the world’s most exquisite market price Alba truffles. A special menu featuring the superlative ingredient has been created, available exclusively in the restaurant’s private dining room, with dishes including hand cut noodles with mushroom butter and deep fried gnocchi with Taleggio – each topped with shaved truffle. On top of this, guests will have the option to add 10g of white truffle to the menu. Menus from £45pp, plus 10g truffle each at market price. orasay.london

Gelupo

Truffle Gelupo

Deliveroo’s answer to truffle comes from Gelupo, Jacob Kennedy’s artisanal gelateria in Soho, which offers a dedicated truffle delivery service straight to your door. They’ve also created a limited edition truffle gelato, made with white Alba truffles and combines with ricotta – but you’ll have to leave the house for this one, as it’s available exclusively in store on Saturdays throughout the season. gelupo.com

Trinity

Adam Byatt’s Michelin-starred Trinity in Clapham is offering a menu focused around white truffle, available for two weeks only this November. Feast on dishes like potato and white truffle tartlet, Dover Sole baked in white truffle butter, and a truffle and white chocolate Paris Brest, or go all out at their special wine pairing six-course dinner, taking place on 25 November. Menu available 11-24 November, £160pp. White Truffle Wine Pairing Dinner, 25 November, £196pp. trinityrestaurant.co.uk

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