Perfunctory Victorian decor is juxtaposed with the modernist building at this popular City wine bar-cum-restaurant. Having racked up over 150 years’ experience as wine merchants, Davy’s can be depended on to deliver. A selection of more than 50 by-the-glass tipples covers everything from frisky Chilean whites to sturdy French stalwarts – viscous, velvety Vacqueyras, say – as well as Champagne from £50 or so per bottle. Graze on tapas-sized savouries (black pudding Scotch egg, for instance, or mushrooms on toast with walnut pesto); alternatively, order sharing boards, burgers and steaks, fritto misto, or main course portions of bangers and mash with Madeira gravy, or mushroom and courgette risotto. There’s posset, tarts and cheeses for afters – and private rooms if a party’s on the cards.