At full throttle, this spacious, contemporary hotel dining room is everything a city brasserie should be: buzzy but civilised, with a classy, modern menu that’s versatile enough for such a sizeable
place. Diners can graze on the likes of leek and Rosary goats’ cheese tart with beetroot chutney or duck ballottine with rhubarb chutney and gingerbread, ahead of Finnan haddock and salmon fishcake
with lemon and chive butter sauce or roast fillet of lamb with a shepherd’s pie of braised shoulder, spring greens and white onion purée. If you’ve room for dessert, you might consider banana and
hazelnut Arctic roll with passion fruit. The market menu changes twice a week, there’s a good-value set lunch and the terrace overlooking Temple Gardens is a pleasant prospect on fine days.