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London Stock is fine dining with a difference. The newly-opened Mayfair spot, now residing on Sackville Street after originally being based in Wandsworth when it first opened in 2020, is aiming to redefine the fine dining experience with a accessibly-priced menu, a refreshing change given some of the prices in the area.


Founded by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Assem Abdel Hady and Andres Bernal, London Stock not only offers a highly seasonal 8-course tasting menu for just £85, but an à l carte lunch,  at £40 for three course and £50 for four, along with a three-course pre-theatre menu at £50 and four-course set menu in the evening at £60. The restaurant’s whole ethos is approachable yet luxurious fine dining and they certainly are nailing it so far.


Head Chef Sebastian Rast, is committed to cooking sustainably through striving towards a zero-waste kitchen. His menu focuses on high quality fresh produce, without compromising on seasonality, provenance of quality, using local suppliers, all accompanied by an expertly curated wine list from Head Sommelier Lazaros Engonopoulos.


We paid a visit recently and were genuinely blown away by the quality and creativity of the food for the price point; you could easily spend £60 on a decidedly average meal, so to have an indulgent feast in a beautiful setting for that was a real treat.


For the first starter, we share a delicately smoked, creamy burrata with beetroot, pistachio and dark balsamic, along with a marvellous beef tartare accompanied with fig, miso, and pearl onion; a highly unusual combination for this dish but a beautiful one. A plate of native lobster with tom yum, bok choi and lime was zesty and refreshing, while the glazed rabbit leg with girolles, plum and almond was a heartily autumnal offering. Already this meal was showing to draw flavour inspirations from across the globe and we were loving it. For the main event, a stunning cherry tomato risotto arrived with a unique white tomato foam, lovage and Parmesan, rich and creamy, deeply indulgent and oh so delicious. The chalk stream, accompanied with cucumber, buttermilk and dill was an altogether lighter offering. While the dessert of raspberry semifredo with fig leaf and honeycomb was lovely it was the  steaming dark chocolate and cherry soufflé with a blob of mascarpone that was the standout; quite the showstopper.


The elegant dining room and open kitchen adds a bit of contemporary flair to this fine dining joint, while downstairs features an intimate private dining room with a solid amethyst and quartz table seating 12 guests, with its own bar in the wine cellar, fo the ultimate private dining experience. With a fantastic menu of refined flavours and unique combinations, London Stock has just become one of our favourite places of this year.


6 Sackville Street, London, W1D 3D

Posted Date
Nov 26, 2023 in Love London by Laurel