'Tight Ass Tuesdays' may sound less cool in clipped British tones than in founder Scott Hallsworth's laid-back Aussie accent, but this is a tasting menu to excited about nonetheless. The 'Feed Me' menu brings together the best of Kurobuta's Japanese izakaya-style dining, so you get to scoff everything from salmon sashimi to those pork belly buns, with generous helpings of miso-smoked aubergine and sushi along the way. You'll also get to try the cocktails for £5 – including the infamous Green Bastard – fine wines from £15 and Kirin Frozen Head Pints for £4. The best bit? All this for £28. Yep, you read that right. You are more than welcome.
Holland Park's Flat Three blends Japanese cuisine with New Nordic flourishes, and they make a pretty good partnership: a sensitive way with ingredients is at the fore at the fusion restaurant – and, seeing as it was developed from a tiny test kitchen, it stands to reason that its chefs are pros when it comes to the tasting menu. You can create your own menu of seven courses with a selection of sashimi, greens, wood-oven and grilled dishes, each of them putting plants at the fore, and pair them with either wine and sake flights, or pressed juices packed full of earthy flavour and hearty spice, all developed by the kitchen staff.
Not only does Soho's Antidote have an extensive wine list featuring the best small wine producers of biodynamic and organic wines, but Mikael Jonsson, chef-patron of the Michelin-starred Hedone has just handed the reigns back to chef Michael Hazlewood. The best way to enjoy it, naturally, is the restaurant's daily changing tasting Menu du Marché – with the biodynamic wine pairing, of course.
Chef-patron Bryn Williams boasts impressive credentials: he earned his stripes under Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux, and worked at The Orrery and Galvin at Windows before opening neighbourhood restaurant Odette's in 2006. As such, his tasting menu is suitably refined, from Lincolnshire smoked eel to Denham Estate venison. There's a vegetarian menu, too, with baby beetroot, goat's cheese, hazelnut and clementine; and portobello mushroom with truffle.
Islington restaurant Almeida, located opposite the theatre of the same name, isn't the most well-known in D&D London's rather crowded stable, but its offering is impressive nonetheless. Chef Tommy Boland has worked at The Square, Paris' Le Cinq and Restaurant Tom Aikens, so he brings a wealth of experience to the table, visible in his seasonal, six-course tasting menu.
Fitzrovia's Bubbledogs hides a not-so-well-kept secret: at the back is the 19-cover, Michelin-starred Kitchen Table. This is the most expensive option on our list, but we can assure you it's worth every penny – and it's pretty good value for money, to boot. The menu typically consists of between 12 and 14 courses, and each is described according to the name of the main ingredient in the dish, so chicken, beef, oyster and so on.