Foodies with their ear to the ground will have no doubt have already heard about London Stock, a smart, stylish restaurant sitting just steps away from Piccadilly Circus. The menu brings together modern European flavours with innovative global cooking techniques across a range of menus, including tasting, pre-theatre and set options.
In 2023, London Stock was awarded three AA Rosettes for its ultra-seasonal approach, after moving to Mayfair following three years in Wandsworth. With a change of location and a new set of accolades, there couldn't be a better time to check it out. It is the first restaurant from Le Cordon Bleu alumni Assem Abdel Hady and Andres Bernal, who have come together for this special venture. The kitchen is helmed by Head Chef Sebastian Rast, supported by a team which boast experience across Michelin-starred restaurants such as HIDE and Schwitzer’s Hotel am Park.
The best way to get a feel for London Stock's menu is by taking a look at its esteemed eight courses. Kicking off with smoked burrata served with beetroot, pistachio and dark balsamic, this is followed by native lobster with Tom yum, bok choy and lime, as well as glazed rabbit leg with prunes, olive and almonds. Next up, there's delicious-sounding cherry tomato risotto with basil, parmesan and white tomato foam, complemented by chalk stream trout with cucumber, buttermilk and dill and finished by barbecued beef fillet with black garlic, spiced carrot and mushroom.
Moving into desserts, and lucky diners are given the chance to taste calamansi with gin, lemongrass and kaffir leaves, followed by Granny Smith apple with buckwheat, walnuts and yogurt, which tops off the experience. In terms of drinks, expect an expertly curated selection of signature cocktails including the likes of the Bubbling Well with strawberry, Crème de Fraise des Bois and cava, alongside a wine flight and plenty of beers and spirits.