You know you’re on to a winner when you realise you haven’t spoken to your dining companion for a full five minutes as you’ve both been so focused on the food. Park’s Edge is that winner. A bar and modern British restaurant with views over Brockwell Park, this Herne Hill newcomer has bucked the trend for a pared-back aesthetic, instead embracing a saturated colour palette, with a little bare brick and more than a touch of glamour. The result is a cosy space where you can eat well, linger long and chat without raising your voice. We began with flavour-packed perfectly cooked scallops with crisp chicken skin, charred corn and a roe sauce, before tucking into succulent chicken breast, heavenly with brown-butter toasted hazelnuts, Jerusalem artichoke and parsnip crisps. A devilishly good dish of onglet, bone marrow, wild mushrooms and truffle mash nearly had us skipping pud, but we somehow managed a classic, beautifully light black treacle pudding with proper custard. To drink, choose from an inventive menu of cocktails and mocktails, wines or craft beers. In short, a welcoming mix of old and new, where the food never falters.