Padella Pasta Pici Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Best recipes from UK restaurants

Recreate restaurant dishes at home with the help of the country's best chefs, from José Pizarro to Tommy Banks. Try Padella's epic cacio e pepe pasta, Dishoom's gunpowder potatoes and Four Legs's indulgent miso crême brûlée

Tommy Banks’ tomato salad with shaved goat’s cheese, Black Swan at Oldstead, Yorkshire

Try Tommy Banks’ Great British Menu tomato starter topped with shaved goat’s cheese. This vegetarian recipe is deliciously refreshing and gluten free, inspired by the celebration of midsummer.

Tommy Banks' Tomato Starter with Frozen Goat's Cheese

Spiced aubergine and tomatoes with yogurt, Westerns Laundry, Islington

This spiced aubergine and tomatoes dish comes from Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell’s seafood-focussed restaurant in Islington. This vegetarian recipe is easy to make at home and packed with punchy flavours.

Spiced aubergine and tomatoes with yogurt

Pici cacio e pepe, Padella, Borough Market

Three of the most comforting words you’ll read: pasta, butter, cheese. This is one of the most queued-for dishes in London, from Borough Market’s Padella.

Padella Pasta Pici Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Spiced cauliflower shawarma, Berber and Q, Haggerston

This recipe for cauliflower shawarma, pomegranate, tahini and pine nuts comes from Josh Katz’s BBQ joint in east London. Serve cauliflower whole, fresh from the BBQ and smothered in shawarma butter, as a vegetarian main or side dish.

Cauliflower Shawarma Recipe With Pomegranate, Tahini and Pine Nuts

Lamb ragu pappardelle, Bancone, Covent Garden

Check out chef Louis Korovilas’s melt-in-the-mouth pappardelle with indulgent lamb ragu. This easy yet impressive recipe comes from Italian restaurant Bancone in Covent Garden.

Lamb Ragu Pappardelle Recipe

Banana bread, Snackbar, Dalston

Oat milk, tahini and super-ripe bananas keep this egg-free, dairy-free banana bread moist and moreish. Freddie Janssen of Dalston restaurant Snackbar says: “We like to serve our banana bread toasted with a slab of butter and some Maldon salt, which un-vegans it but it tastes great as is, or vegan butter would work, too.”

Vegan Banana Loaf Recipe from Restaurant Snackbar

Chicken curry, Kolamba, Soho

Make this your go-to special chicken curry. Straight from the kitchen of London’s Kolamba restaurant, this Sri Lankan recipe uses oodles of fresh spices and a homemade roasted curry powder.

Kolamba Sri Lankan Chicken Curry Recipe

Sweet potato gnudi, 27 Elliots, Edinburgh

Check out this pillowy sweet potato gnudi recipe with lemony cavolo nero and super-crispy sage.
This impressive dish comes from chef Jess Elliott Dennison’s Edinburgh restaurant, 27 Elliott’s.

Sweet Potato Gnudi Recipe with Cavolo Nero and Crispy Sage

Sardine katsu sandwich, Two Lights, Dalston

Check out this twist on the Japanese katsu sandwich, packed with breaded sardines. This moreish recipe comes from chef Chase Lovecky of Two lights in east London.

Katsu Sandwich Recipe with Sardines

Miso crème brûlée, Four Legs, Islington

Recreate modern pub food in the comfort of your own home with this easy dessert recipe from Islington’s Four Legs.

Easy Crème Brûlée Recipe with White Miso Paste

Kid goat stew, José Pizarro, various UK locations

Slow cook kid goat with peppers, paprika and sherry for tender, flavour-packed meat. Serve with a salad or crisp roast potatoes.

Goat Stew Recipe

House dal, Brigadiers, the City

Check out this authentic dal recipe from chef Karam Sethi at Indian restaurant Brigadiers for an impressive vegetarian entertaining idea.

Easy Dal Recipe with Yellow Lentils

Heritage potato terrina with caviar lentils, Pilgrm, Liverpool

Get a taste of the Spanish Camino with this smart potato and lentil dish from My Million Pound Menu winner, Pilgrim.

Pilgrim Restaurant Recipe For Potato Terrina With Lentils

Roast cod with slow-cooked English peas and shoots, Gold, Notting Hill

Recreate simple yet delicious sharing plates in your own home with this easy cod recipe from Notting Hill’s Gold.

Roast Cod Recipe with Slow-Cooked English Peas and Shoots

Omelette Irani, Berenjak, Soho

Reflecting the food of Tehran’s hole-in-the-wall kabab houses, Berenjak’s convivial cooking is ideal to recreate at home. Try this simple omelette as part of a meze feast.

Persian Omelette Recipe

Cafe liegois, littlefrench, Bristol

Sumptuous regional French cookery takes centre stage at this intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol. The coffee cuts through the rich ice cream in this simple recipe, and the crunchy bits of ice are wonderfully refreshing.

Coffee Ice Cream Recipe (Café Liégeois)

Gunpowder potatoes, Dishoom, various UK locations

Dishoom’s gunpowder potatoes, using deggi mirch chilli powder, make a spicy yet comforting dish to cook at home.