Geronimo Inns splashed out £1.5m on this brand-new space adjoining Goodman’s Fields, a mega-development of luxury flats. The result, Leman Street Tavern, is comfy, colourful and serviceable – if a somewhat generic example of London’s postmodern bar-brasserie-gastropubs and private dining rooms. Nevertheless, Redemption and Truman’s draught ales add some character, along with classic cocktails and juicy Mâcon-Lugny on a wine list where most bottles cost less than £30 and two dozen choices are offered by the glass. Savour them on the pavement terrace in fine weather. To eat, filling bar snacks such as black pudding sausage roll, baked Camembert with buttered soldiers, or potato and leek hotpot (£6) hit the spot. Otherwise, dine on crab gratin, hearty soups and superfood salads, followed by mains of pork faggot, greens and mash, fish & chips, or ox cheek and bone-marrow pie. Happily, there’s spotted dick with banana custard for pudding.