On any given day, the bar at Motcomb’s will be resounding to well-bred voices of a certain age, chatting and laughing together, with overspill around the pavement tables on warm summer evenings. Everyone seems to know each other here, an illusion reinforced by the “amazing” staff, who are sensitive enough to know when to chat and when to leave well alone. Old and new money rub along happily, drinking wine, Champagne and the odd cocktail from a “cracking” list and tucking into an “affordable” menu of pretty smart, user-friendly food such as a salad of scallops, prawn and crispy bacon, lobster linguine, chicken parmigiana and so on. The “half-price lobster and fries special on Friday is a delight, as are the eggs Benedict on any day”, exhorts one fan. In short, an “absolutely perfect gem” and an oasis of old-fashioned Anglo-Irish charm off very international Lowndes Square.