Tom Griffiths’ Top 5 Offal Restaurants in London

Chef Tom Griffiths of Flank, in Spitalfields’ The Kitchens, shares his top 5 places to find great offal dishes in London.

Lyle’s. Tom says, ‘Lyle’s, led by James Lowe – possibly the best chef in the UK. This guy’s knowledge and philosophy towards food is unreal. I ate the best partridge ever here and it was every part of the bird. Lyle’s constantly changes its menu so you can always find something with a hint of offal.’

Lyle’s, Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ 

Som Saa. Tom says, ‘This is next level Thai. J.C once did a dish with ox heart which blew my mind, clean and simple, but bloody hell did it pack heat.’

Som Saa, 43A Commercial Street, E1 6BD

Pitt Cue. Tom says ‘Back in the day I met Tom Adams and that man’s passion was super humbling, and still is. An old favourite dish of mine is his bone marrow, sourdough with black treacle, and some gravy. Good lord it’s sexual.’

Pitt Cue, 1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YP

Brunswick House. Tom says, ‘Andrew Clarke is old school and doesn’t really mess about. Pans and simplicity are key in his kitchen. A favourite dish I’ll always remember is the venison heart tartare, egg yolk, little brown butter and fine shallots – best start to a meal.’

Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LG  

St. John. Tom says, ‘Fergus Henderson is a huge inspiration to me; an absolute hero who does food he enjoys eating. Something that I go back for time and time again is the blood cake; you’ve never had anything like it. Soft, creamy and rich, it’s literally perfection. Also, the half-pig head I once shared over 5 bottles of wine was damn tasty. This place is the institution and always will be. Thanks Fergus.’

St. John, 26 St John Street, EC1M 4AY