Every time a new season comes around, you can be sure that the capital’s restaurants update their menus with the freshest seasonal ingredients. Now that we’ve finally made it to spring (with summer sunshine hopefully here soon) we’ve scoured London to bring you the best new seasonal dishes being offered up in the capital.

asparagus tart

45 Jermyn St, St James’s

What: 45 Jermyn St is celebrating the start of spring by introducing five new asparagus dishes to its menu. We like the look of the asparagus tart, which combines smoked haddock and parmesan with a rich béchamel and hollandaise sauce.
How much: Asparagus tart, £14.50
Where: 45 Jermyn Street, SW1 6DN
Food-porn factor: 7/10

asparagus caviar

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Mayfair

What: Alain Ducasse is also getting in on the asparagus action, with its new Menu De Printemps. The seven-course tasting menu will be available throughout spring and features veg-centric dishes such as this green asparagus (sourced from Provence) paired with caviar.
How much: Menu De Printemps, £180
Where:
The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, W1K 1QA
Food-porn factor:
7/10

scallops

Angler, City

What: Sleek City spot Angler has just launched a new three-course spring menu which comes with a glass of Moët & Chandon. The dish catching our eye though is the roast Orkney scallop, served with wild garlic pesto, crispy pig’s trotter and truffled pork fat.
How much: Taste of Spring menu, £45
Where:
South Place Hotel, EC2M 2AF
Food-porn factor:
8/10

carrot cake

Céleste at The Lanesborough, Belgravia

What: After polishing off most of its Menu du Jour, guests at Céleste can end their meal with a helping of pimped-up carrot cake, complete with orange zest and a lemon and carrot sorbet. Pairing it with a glass of 2013 Muscat Beaumes de Venise is the cherry on top.
How much: Three courses with wine, £69
Where:
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA
Food-porn factor:
8/10

crab lasagne

Galvin La Chapelle, City

What: The stunning surrounds of this converted Victorian chapel are enough reason to visit, but the spring menu is just as enticing. Take the indulgent crab lasagne served with pea shoots, part of a rather good-value tasting menu. 
How much:
Four courses, £38.50
Where:
St Botolph’s Hall, 35 Spital Square, E1 6DY
Food-porn factor:
7/10

veal pasta

Meraki, Fitzrovia

What: We’re suckers for a good pasta dish at SquareMeal and this one from Meraki has us head over heels: a plate of handmade gluten-free hilopites pasta served with slow-cooked veal cheek. A decadent treat to kick off spring, you can fret about the summer body later.
How much: £22
Where:
80-82 Great Titchfield Street, W1W 7QT
Food-porn factor:
9/10

oxo tower

OXO Tower Brasserie, South Bank

What: Make the most of the sunshine (when it’s actually out) by enjoying the views from Oxo Tower. The food’s great too, with the new menu including the likes of this roasted cod with Romano pepper, caramelised onions, chorizo and broad bean aioli.
How much:
£23.50
Where:
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, SE1 9PH
Food-porn factor:
9/10

salmon

Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia

What: Polished and sprawling, this vast space in what was once the Middlesex Hospital (although you wouldn’t know it) serves up tasty seasonal plates. On the menu, you’ll find dishes including citrus-cured sea trout with beetroot relish, horseradish cream and rye crisp.
How much: £11 
Where: 1 Pearson Square, W1W 7EY
Food-porn factor: 7/10

buttermlik pudding

Plum + Spilt Milk, King’s Cross

What: Using springtime produce as his inspiration, Plum + Spilt Milk’s executive chef Mike Denman has created an enviable menu, including this fresh and light dessert of stem ginger buttermilk pudding, with spiced poached rhubarb and ginger biscuit.
How much: £9
Where: Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Road, King’s Cross, N1C 4TB
Food-porn factor:
8/10

If you only ever want to eat from the very latest menus hitting London, you’ll love our list of new restaurants coming soon to the capital.