This glamorous mini-chain of old-school Italians has satisfied hungry Londoners for years. The San Carlo group is known for delivering casual but effortlessly elegant all-day dining with great panache. The interiors are shiny with lots of gold and marble, the service is effortlessly charming and there’s little chance of leaving hungry – this place is Italian to the core. Seasonally changing menus feature a run of sharing plates: start with a creamy helping of buratta, served with parma ham and sprinkled with shavings of earthy truffle, before moving on to larger plates including intensely meaty Paccheri pasta stuffed with Tuscan pork sausage, and veal wrapped in parma ham. Continue the fun with a glass of Prosecco or an Aperol spritz, before choosing from the likes of tiramisu and panna cotta from the dessert menu, or if you can’t decide, opt for the dessert tray which serves you a little bit of everything.