Since consolidating and dove-tailing its fine-dining restaurant and brasserie, the smart-casual London Carriage Works feels like a more focused operation. The pared-back interior has an easy-going, contemporary feel with its sweeping glass frontage, exposed brickwork, chunky oak flooring and well-spaced tables. This resolutely understated approach carries through to the pleasant but laid-back service and the modern Euro-accented menu. Well-judged dishes might range from king scallops with braised pork cheek, morcilla and cauliflower purée to thyme-scented sirloin of aged Lakeland beef with carrot purée and baby leeks or a ‘rich, comforting and cuddly’ smoked haddock risotto. Otherwise, sharing platters and deli sandwiches suit lighter appetites. In all, this is a confident operation, prices are very reasonable for this level of cooking (set lunches are ‘really good value’), and the spacious room works well for larger groups.