Long associated with those of advanced years, we think the early bird dinner sometimes gets a bit of a bad rep, so we’re here to reclaim it by teaming up with a host of great London restaurants to get you lot 50% OFF food when you take an early table if you are a LOTI member. Yes, you can slash your food bill in half just by eating a little earlier than usual and as well as getting a great deal on a lovely dinner, you can be out of the restaurant still with plenty of evening left ahead of you. Knowing your bill is going to be halved also provides the perfect opportunity to try something you might not ordinarily go for, and to paraphrase a famous supermarket, every little helps when it comes to keeping money in your pockets.
So whether you like to be in bed by 9 or you just can’t pass up a bargain, you need somewhere for a chill catch-up meal or a spontaneous dinner out, we’ve got a few places for you below where LOTI members can get a bangin’ early bird booking below.
Cora Pearl, the Covent Garden sister to Mayfair’s Kitty Fisher’s, is named after 19th-century courtesan Cora Pearl and the restaurant looks suitably beautiful with parquet floors, velvet banquettes and vintage style glassware and trinkets in the bathrooms. The food is just as good, with dishes like cod’s roe crumpets, Portland crab with Jerusalem artichoke, potato & parmesan gnocchi with shaved truffle, sugar pit bacon chop with cockles & apple cider, and some of the most epic chips in town. If you eat at Cora Pearl, you can get all that and more for 50% less when you book a table between 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Monday – Friday until the end of November.
From the Gladwin Brothers, Sussex in Soho brings countryside cooking right to the centre of the city. As with their other Local & Wild spots, the Gladwins source a lot of their food and some wine from the family farm in West Sussex for the menu here, with dishes like wild mushroom ravioli with truffle cream; Sussex chorizo with hung yoghurt & kale; and a great beef wellie for two. Feeling hungry? You can get 50% OFF food at Sussex when you dine between 5pm – 7pm, Monday – Friday until the end of October.
Brother Marcus is known for its take on Eastern Mediterranean food, with dishes like crispy calamari & vine leaves, za’atar lemon chicken with aubergine begendi, pan-fried halloumi with orange & thyme honey and baklava sandwich & pistachio ice cream on the menu. If that sounds up your street, all you early birds can get 50% OFF food at Brother Marcus in Angel, Spitalfields and South Kensington when you dine between 5pm – 6.30pm, Tuesday – Friday until the end of November.
If you’re after a warming bowl of ramen, Tonkotsu is the place to go. The menu includes the likes of tonkotsu ramen with a pork & lardo broth, a vegan mushroom miso ramen, and chilli chicken ramen, a chicken & sea salt broth pimped up with Tonkotsu’s addictive Eat the Bits Chilli Oil. And the fun doesn’t stop there with katsu curry, chicken kara-age, and Eat the Bits chilli cauliflower wings also on offer. You can get involved and get 50% OFF food at Tonkotsu in Walthamstow, Shoreditch, Mare Street, Finsbury Park and Peckham when you dine between 5pm – 7pm, Monday – Thursday until the end of November.