London’s culinary scene thrives on innovation, and its dessert offerings are no exception. From the basil oil-infused panna cotta at Prawn on the Lawn to the unconventional goat’s cheese ice cream served at Sabor, the city’s eateries redefine the boundaries of sweet and savoury. Grab your spoon – here’s 6 of our favourite savoury desserts in the capital:

1. Zaatar Ice Cream at akub

The Lowdown: Located in the picturesque streets of Notting Hill, akub is a modern Palestinian restaurant by chef Fadi Kattan that celebrates the rich culture of Palestine. After indulging in a selection of its much-loved dishes, end on a sweet note with their Zaatar ice cream – a homemade ice cream topped with a traditional Middle-Eastern spice mix consisting of toasted sesame seeds, dried sumac and cumin. The subtle yet aromatic and rich flavours of this creamy delicacy make it the perfect way to finish off your Palestinian feast.

Where: 27 Uxbridge St, London W8 7TQ

2. Scottish Cep, Banana and Crème Fraîche at Brooklands

The Lowdown: ‘The proof is in the pudding’ writes Claude Bosi, Chef Director of Brooklands by Claude Bosi, on his signature Scottish cep, banana and crème fraîche dessert. In an unusual turn of events, Bosi uses the umami notes of cep to contrast with the sweet banana and white chocolate in his cleverly balanced dessert. Something of a classic, the dessert has been a long-standing favourite at Bibendum and now finds its rightful place on the Brooklands menu in a more modern iteration.

Where: 1 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7HJ

3. Stinking Bishop Cheese Soufflé at Bob Bob Ricard

The Lowdown: Known for its iconic ‘Press for Champagne’ button, Bob Bob Ricard offers timeless glamour and a sense of fun in the heart of Soho as well as in the City of London. A twist on the French classic soufflé, the team serve a Stinking bishop cheese soufflé, which is double-baked with hazelnuts and comté sauce and served with a pear, apple and ginger chutney – deliciously warm and comforting.

Where: 1 Upper James St, London W1F 9DF

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

4. Panna Cotta with Basil Oil at Prawn on The Lawn

The Lowdown: Islington’s favourite neighbourhood seafood restaurant, Prawn On The Lawn, serves up a seasonal and flavourful Panna cotta with basil oil. Irresistibly delicious, this dessert offers the ideal ending to a slap-up seafood feast. Elevating the classic panna cotta, the infusion of basil oil introduces a grassy sharpness, harmonising with the creamy texture of the dessert. Ideal for those craving something both sweet and savoury.

Where: 292 – 294 St Paul’s Rd, London N1 2LH

5. Goat’s Cheese Ice Cream at Sabor

The Lowdown: London’s only Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant, Sabor, features a moreish Goat’s cheese ice cream on its dessert menu. This dessert’s perfectly balanced creamy yet tart and tangy profile has a unique grainy texture deliciously paired with a liquorice sauce for pouring over. This dessert is an ideal palette cleanse after a feast of classic Spanish dishes.

Where: 35-37 Heddon St, London W1B 4BR

6. Siloaf Ice Cream at Silo

The Lowdown: The Siloaf ice cream sandwich is made using surplus cuts from the Silo bread and butter course, therefore bookending the entire menu. The bread is left to soak in water for two days until it begins to ferment into a Marmite-like substance, added to sugars to produce a salty-sweet, umami-filled caramel. Following this, buttermilk taken as a by-product of Silo’s home-churned butter is caramelised into a Dulce de leche ice cream, before it is sandwiched in between two wafers made from remnant bran, a by-product of the flour milled in the restaurant.

Where: First floor, Unit 7 Queens Yard, White Post Lane E9 5EN