Diner reviews highlight top autumn menus and trending seasonal ingredients

SpicesIt’s that time of year when we all begin to crave the seasonal taste of winter. Lucky for diners, menus have transitioned to reflect the bounty of autumn and winter vegetables such as squash, kale, pumpkin and cabbage. And trending throughout toptable diner reviews is the hearty butternut squash. The diverse ingredient – of which a wide variety grows across down the UK – is turning up in soups, purees, risottos, raviolis, gyoza and even desserts. toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK, has compiled a list of top ten restaurants serving up the best of autumn and winter flavours,
as identified by reviews from recent diners.



Trending right now – Butternut Squash:

Aubaine Heddon Street (French, Oxford Circus)
“The roasted butternut squash is worth the visit here. The tastiest squash you can have.”
Brasserie Joel (Contemporary French, Waterloo)
“I had the butternut squash soup which was delicious.”
Coq d’Argent (French, Bank)
“A tasty butternut squash risotto.”
Piccolino (Italian, Oxford Circus)
“I would highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli.”
XO (Asian, Belsize Park)
“The appetizer butternut squash gyoza was delicious.”

Autumn menu highlights:
Apsley’s (Italian, Belgravia)
“We very much enjoyed the Autumn tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was lovely and the different wines all very enjoyable.”
Gauthier (French, Soho)
“The autumn set lunch menu was divine.”
L’ortolan (contemporary French, Reading)
“The seasonal set menu was a wonderful combination of ingredients and flavours and a real fine dining experience. An imaginative use of autumn vegetables in particular.”
Roux at the Landau (Modern European, Oxford Circus)
“The pumpkin soup as simple as it sounds was as smooth as velvet and a delicious autumn treat that reflected the love and finesse that went into every dish.”
Wild Honey (Modern European, Mayfair)
“We took advantage of their Autumn Supper offer. Service, food, wine, atmosphere & with the offer value for money all hit the mark for an early evening supper.”

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