Occupying a prime spot by the Thames – & a dazzler in the sunshine – this confident, upscale newcomer really has got everything right. There’s plenty of ability & ambition on show in the kitchen, where fresh seasonal ingredients are deployed in imaginative ways. The keenly priced lunch menu (£12.95 for two courses) might feature lemon sole roasted on the bone with delicate sorrel linguine & shrimp beurre noisette, while the carte could offer roast rump of salt marsh lamb with slow-roasted aubergine, black olive & confit garlic. You could begin by savouring the delicate flavours of artichoke velouté & finish off with perfect raspberry soufflé. If you’re after something more casual, the Terrace Bar offers easy options such as cod & chips or Caesar salad, while the first-floor terrace is a lovely spot for taking in the magnificent river vistas with something from the international wine list.