While neighbouring establishments pump up the volume & morph into clubs at night, Metro continues to be a happy, chilled & laid-back haven. This long-established, civilised bar-restaurant competes well with the many local eating & drinking venues. Its barmen are perfectly capable of making cocktails, but the emphasis is on wine & beer. Diners should walk through the slightly scruffy bar area into the all-weather twinkly garden for the most romantic tables, & order from a modern, globally influenced menu. For best results, don’t tax the chef too much – pan-fried salmon or steak is likely to be better than cauliflower, aubergine & bean korma; pizzas & salads are great fall-back options. The second, ‘secret’, garden, open to the elements, hosts grown-up barbecues & is ideal for private summer parties.