As with everything London’s new favourite Italian restaurant Gloria does, its truffle offering is decadent, fun and a little over the top. The Pasta al Tartufo is the house special, with fresh Mafalda twists tossed with a moreish combination of mascarpone, button mushrooms and black Molise truffle. Buon appetito!
54-56 Great Eastern St, Hackney, London EC2A 3QR
Those with a sweet tooth can also indulge in truffle season at everyone’s favourite luxury gelateria, Gelupo, which is selling scoops of white truffle ice cream at their usual scoop price.
7 Archer St, Soho, London W1D 7AU
Famous in pasta-lover circles, we could write love songs about the truffle Tagliolini at Harry’s Bar. Hearty portions of truffle, parmesan and cream are stirred into the pasta, making for a deliciously cheesy bowl. So good, we’re petitioning for it to be added to the mains section of the menu as well as the anti-pasti.
30 -34 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1ER
The grandson of former Tatler editor Mark Boxer, chef Jackson Boxer has been dubbed London’s coolest new restaurateur, earning praise for his neighbourhood eatery Orsay amongst others. He’s celebrating the truffle season with some of the world’s most exquisite Alba truffles, giving guests the opportunity to add 10 grams of the speciality to any dish on a new menu created for the occasion.
31 Kensington Park Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2EU
Former Great British Menu contestant James Cochran’s trend Angel restaurant serves up an edited list of inventive dishes, influenced by both the British seaside and Cochran’s native St Vincent, but it still has room for truffle. Added to sourdough with warm leaks, Montgomery cheddar and beer, consider it cheese on toast with a super luxe twist.
107 Upper St, The Angel, London N1 1QN
Pollen Street Social
Jason Atherton is the master when it comes to adding a frisson of umami to his dishes with truffle. His flagship, Pollen Street Social has a plethora of options to choose from, including the wild mushrooms with roasted hazelnut and pear, and our favourite, the John Dory wth crayfish and garlic, which comes with a shaving of truffle on top.
8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ
Mac & Wild
If you prefer your flavours on the rich side, then head to Mac and Wild, which is showing off its big, bold Scottish personality with its haggis mac and cheese topped with truffle. The oaty, earthy taste of the haggis mixes perfectly with the strong cheese, while the mushroom topping undercuts them both, making for the perfect accoutrement.
5 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PS
Bob Bob Cité
It will come as no surprise that glitzy Russian eatery Bob Bob Cité – the younger sibling of Bob Bob Ricard – has a handful of dishes served with truffle. The MVP of the funghi offering though is undoubtedly the truffle mash: a creamy, rich and velvety blend that makes for the perfect accompaniment to one of the restaurants famous pies.
Level 3, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4AB