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How to score a Michelin-starred meal for as little as £16.50

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Michelin-starred experiences are lovely treats, but when you factor in tasting menus, matching wines, aperitifs and postprandial sips, your gastronomic evening out can result in a rather painful ‘Are you sure this is our bill?’ moment.

However, there is a way to dine high-end for a fraction of the usual cost, and it’s simple: book in for a set lunch.

Several incredible restaurants offer daytime deals for the same quality cuisine at a much lower price. While the choice might be a little more limited, it’s often full of dishes you’d find on the dinner menu and there are usually options for two or three courses.


Read more: Industry insiders share their most-effective restaurant hacks


The team at Vouchercloud has handily put together a list of the UK restaurants in the Michelin guide offering lunch, ranking them from the most affordable to the most expensive. And nine come in under £20 a head – expanding to an incredible 24 options if you’re willing to spend another fiver per person.

The discount voucher website has created an infographic on the most affordable Michelin lunches in the UK (click here for the full list), but below we’ve listed the 10 cheapest, traversing the UK from Padstow to Birmingham to Belfast. And for those wanting more than three courses, check out our list of the UK’s top tasting menus under £50 a head. Enjoy.

The 10 most affordable Michelin experiences in the UK

  1. The Elephant, Torquay
    £16.50 (two courses)
     
  2. Turners at 69, Birmingham
    £18.50 (two courses)
     
  3. Bohemia, Jersey
    £19 (one course; three courses £27.50)
     
  4. The Ninth, London
    £19 (two courses)
     
  5. Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Padstow
    £19 (two courses)
     
  6. The Sir Charles Napier, Chinnor
    £19.50 (two courses)
     
  7. The Treby Arms, Plympton
    £20 (two courses)
     
  8. OX, Belfast
    £20 (two courses)
     
  9. The Star Inn, Harome
    £20 (two courses)
     
  10. Ormer by Shaun Rankin, Jersey
    £22 (two courses)

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