This modern, neighbourhood Italian does what it does best right through the festive season. Eschewing gimmicky themes, it delivers three courses in a classically Mediterranean style. Groups can enjoy them at social tables within the elegant, ground-floor main space, or more formal long tables can be set up in front of the bar. Alternatively, you can take over the Dog House. With its own terrace, this darkly handsome cocktail bar is as well set up for sit-down celebrations as it is standing receptions, and brings a cosy atmosphere to winter events. If none of that persuades you, there’s a late licence that just might.