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Belsize Park resident Andy Kent is behind this celebration of British farming and organic produce, which provides a menu of classic, pub-style dishes overseen by Vincent Millet. With previous experience as head chef at Highgate’s The Red Lion & Sun pub, Millet cooks up a seasonal menu which might include game terrine with pear and saffron chutney or native oysters, followed by mains such as beef shin, chestnut mushroom and ale pie. There’s also traditional roast chicken with all the trimmings, while desserts range from sticky toffee and date pudding to a selection of British cheeses. Spread over two floors, the modern, neutral look of the ground floor is juxtaposed with a sleeker, more intimate basement dining room, which includes a table overlooking the pass. If mature, quality neighbourhood restaurants are your thing, Juniper Tree is aiming to be your go-to Hampstead option.