Introducing the high-end set lunches that cost the price of a very generous tip

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Image: Best Michelin-starred menus for under £50

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Not being loaded doesn’t mean you can’t eat Michelin-starred food.

 

Those in the know head to the high-end restaurants at lunchtime, where the prices are lower and booking easier but the taste is still pretty amazing.

 

These are the lunches worth skipping out of work for.

 

Arbutus, London

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Anthony Demetre
Full evening price: from £30
The lunch offer: £23 for 2 courses at weekends
Dishes like: crisp ox tongue with salsa verde and lemon; roast leg of rabbit with artisanal black pudding, carrot and cauliflower; Yorkshire rhubarb, custard and meringue

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The Harwood Arms, London

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Alex Harper
Full evening price: £39.50 - £50
The lunch offer: £25 for 3 courses
Dishes like: buttered Cornish crab on English muffins with coastal herbs; Tamworth pork with apple, burnt onion, cabbage and bacon; eggy bread with marmalade, earl grey and brown bread ice cream

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Bohemia restaurant, Jersey

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Steve Smith
Full evening price: £49- £85
The lunch offer: £19.95 for 3 courses on Saturdays
Dishes like: duck egg with garlic cassonade and wild mushroom tea; Bresse chicken leg with endives, pear, spinach and red wine; pineapple with coconut and lime

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Galvin at Windows, London

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Joo Won
Full evening price: £70-£99
The lunch offer: £26 for 2 courses, £30 for 3 courses
Dishes like: confit leg of Gresingham duck with slow-cooked egg, bacon and mushroom purée; truffled leek, potato gnocchi with cauliflower purée and parmesan; citrus crème caramel with orange sponge and muscovado ice cream 

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The Terrace at The Montagu Arms, Hampshire

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Matthew Tomkinson
Full evening price: £75
The lunch offer: £25 for 2 courses
Dishes like: braised beef croquette with smoked garden beetroot, grilled radicchio and celeriac cream; roasted chicken wrapped in Parma ham with butter basted cauliflower, sautéed greens, pommes dauphine and cauliflower salad

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London

Michelin stars: 2
Chef: Ashley Palmer-Watts
Full evening price: starters from £16.50, mains from £28 and dessert from £12
The lunch offer: £38 for 3 courses
Dishes like: ragoo of pig's ear on toast with anchovy, onions and parsley; roast pollack with confit parsnips, buttermilk, sea beet and lemon balm; millionaire shortbread with crystallised chocolate and vanilla ice cream

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Wild Honey, London

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Anthony Demetre
Full evening price: from £41
The lunch offer: £25 for 3 courses
Dishes like: hand-rolled fresh macaroni with slow-cooked hare; Welsh lamb with sheep's ricotta, crushed peas and spinach leaves; wild honey ice cream and honeycomb

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The Ledbury, London

Michelin stars: 2
Chef: Brett Graham
Full evening price: £95 for 4 courses, £115 for the tasting menu
The lunch offer: £50 for 4 courses
Dishes like: wild salmon with tomato butter, crayfish and basil; jowl of pork, fennel, mousserons and elderflower honey; baked meringue, mango, citrus and vanilla

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The Pass, Sussex

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Matt Gillian
Full evening price: £65-£95
The lunch offer: £27.50 for 4 courses Wed-Fri
Dishes like: trout, ox tongue and gooseberry; hogget with gnocchi and hispi; strawberry with basil and balsamic

 

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Murano, London

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Pip Lacey
Full evening price: £50 - £85
The lunch offer: £28 for 2 courses
Dishes like: smoked ham hock with green beans, scorched baby gem and grain mustard; beef taliata with rocket, parmesan and pickled red onions; carrot cake with raisin purée and mascarpone ice cream

 

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The Box Tree, West Yorkshire

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Simon Gueller
Full evening price: £60 - £75
The lunch offer: £30 for 3 courses
Dishes like: salmon ballotine with horseradish and blue potato salad; daube of beef with green beans, pomme purée and red wine sauce; apricot soufflé with apricot sauce

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Pollen Street Social, London

Michelin stars: 1
Chef: Jason Atherton
Full evening price: starters from £14.50, mains from £29.50 and desserts from £9.50
The lunch offer: £28.50 for 2 courses, £33.50 for 3 (Mon-Sat)
Dishes like: white bean soup with confit rabbit croquette, tarragon and wholegrain mustard; roasted breast of Ribble valley guinea fowl, salt-baked celeriac and calcot onions; poached rhubarb, caramelised white chocolate mousse and ginger beer granita

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The Black Rat, Winchester

Michelin stars: 2
Chef: Ollie Moore
Full evening price: £46
The lunch offer: £28.95 for a 3 courses at weekends
Dishes like: wild rabbit pressing, girolle, lovage emulsion, elderberry capers, torched gems; ragu of Jersey beef hearts and tongue, burnt leek pasta, radicchio, shallot rings, foraged pesto; sea buckthorn posset, chocolate aero, milk ice cream

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