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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Recreate modern pub food in the comfort of your own home with this easy dessert recipe from Islington’s Four Legs.
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.
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.
Get a taste of the Spanish Camino with this smart potato and lentil dish from My Million Pound Menu winner, Pilgrim.
Recreate simple yet delicious sharing plates in your own home with this easy cod recipe from Notting Hill’s Gold.
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.
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.
Dishoom’s gunpowder potatoes, using deggi mirch chilli powder, make a spicy yet comforting dish to cook at home.