A traditional Thai grill with a refined twist, Patrie plies its trade in a painstakingly restored Grade II-listed building complete with thick stone walls and rugged oak beams – although there’s nothing archaic about its striped velvet seating, splashes of exotic colour and soft contemporary lighting. Specialities from the charcoal grill feature heavily on the main menu, with updated ideas ranging from spicy prawns with lemongrass and passion fruit to cinnamon-spiced boneless quails with oyster mushrooms. Other options might include a refreshing salad of scallops, shallots and Bramley apple with chilli, coriander and lime, Indonesian massaman curry or pork loin sautéed in roasted spices with palm sugar and coconut cream. Fixed-price ‘friends and family’ menus are designed for sharing around the table, and there are good-value set lunches too. Also check out Patrie’s adjoining delicatessen for authentic provisions.