“You will always meet cool people here” observes a regular visitor to Tom and Ed Martin’s über-popular Sloane Square haunt – part perpetually rammed bar, part sleek, zippy bistro. Expect to see well-to-do drinkers spilling out onto the pavement, Champagne cocktails in hand, while the equally raucous dining room next door is a handsome mix of art-deco
chandeliers, backlit botanical prints and Scandi furniture. The menu whizzes around the globe, showcasing top British produce along the way – our steak tartare was a tangy mound of well-aged meat, while a medley of scallop, crayfish and chorizo was a meaty, paprika-tinged success. However, the kitchen doesn’t always nail it – witness a dense, stodgy rendition of crab and chilli linguine. Finish with a helping of banana split before heading back to the defiantly glitzy bar for more cocktails.
Square Meal is proud to be supporting homeless charity StreetSmart in their 2015 campaign, for the seventh year running.
StreetSmart works with over 500 restaurants nationwide by adding £1 to every bill throughout November and December, which is donated to local homeless charities.