Marco Pierre White is no wallflower and this branch of his eponymous steakhouses reflects his strong personality, with a flamboyant location at the top of The Cube, boasting gorgeous panoramic views and a year-round terrace with a retractable roof.
However, the MPW effect is tempered by swathes of white table linen and tasteful decor more in tune with the group's elegant persona. The menu offers cheffy versions of British classics, with the odd European interloper – from baked camembert with roasted vine tomatoes and warm baked sourdough, to confit duck leg served with béarnaise sauce, pommes frites and salad with a truffle dressing.
Elsewhere, 35-day dry-aged steaks are the star attraction (perhaps served with peppercorn sauce or mushroom-infused garlic butter), while nostalgic puddings might bring Cambridge burnt cream, sticky toffee pudding with hot butterscotch sauce, or baked vanilla cheesecake. Beefy reds naturally dominate the well-spread wine list, from Malbecs to Old World Pinot Noirs.