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Behind unmissable striped awnings, Aussie-inspired Dickie Fitz puts Sydney-born Matt Robinson’s country-hopping cuisine into a snazzy, laid-back setting. Mustard-yellow banquettes vie for attention with puff-ball chandeliers hung above well-spaced, gleaming marble tables. The menu choice is kept sensibly economical: Kangaroo tartare with beetroot, or lotus root crisps and confit egg yolk are surely must-orders for the adventurous, while Thai green chicken salad or a 150-day, robata-grilled sirloin appeal to tamer palates. Bills can escalate, especially if you choose sides of sambal-laced green beans or skinny fries in chicken salt with your chargrilled halibut and yuzu hollandaise, although the rib burger with house sauce and pickles is a bargain favourite among casual business-lunchers. Wines favour the New World and there’s saké too, while a bottle of Prancing Pony Sunshine Ale should brighten up the gloomiest of Fitzrovia days. Service captures the relaxed vibe without ever seeming tardy.