Cream leather sofas, dark mushroom tones & booths signal a bold, modern departure from Davy’s time-honoured house style at the Woolgate Exchange. Upstairs is an airy bar, fronted by a broad, colonnaded terrace that looks out on lawns & fountains & is sheltered from the rain; downstairs is given over to a smart brasserie, plus a handsome boardroom for private dining. Lunch might kick off with crispy duck & coriander salad or potted pork cheek with toasted sourdough before courgette & lemon risotto cakes or spiced lamb cutlets with couscous & roast pepper hoummos. The evening menu is shorter, but still features a varied assortment of mains & grills. Drinkers can depend on the Davy’s wine list, which offers ample choice by the bottle or glass.