Despite its two Michelin stars, this old-school powerhouse actually feels more like a neighbourhood destination than anything. Exquisite design matches exquisite food. The former comes in the form of luxe leather chairs, stunning chandeliers and clean lines. The latter presents itself in inventive, palate-challenging cuisine, best captured in the always-rewarding tasting menu. Cumbrian veal tartare, say, dressed in a grilled artichoke oil, horseradish or truffle-sprinkled beef fat on toast are fantastic. The monkfish, teamed with orange and a pumpkin and shellfish puree doesn’t disappoint, either, and we highly recommend you get your mitts on the smoked eel served with clay-baked beetroot and English caviar.