A handsome gastropub in Portman Village, Marylebone. Leather banquettes, suede chesterfields, crisp linen and gleaming glassware give it a bit of class but - pleasingly - there are plenty of nods to the traditional old boozer this once was. There's even a good selection of real ale on tap.
It's mostly about the food here, though. Its gastropub credentials come through on a menu ranging from crispy squid, burgers and poshed-up fish and chips to a pan-fried fillet of hake with salsa verde, roast Cornish cod, with crushed parsley potatoes, wild spinach and a brown crabmeat sauce, and a char-grilled côte de bœuf with pomme dauphinoise, green beans, horseradish and a red wine jus.
Breakfast and brunch options prove popular here too. There's a solid selection on offer, from pastries and continental options to boiled eggs with soldiers, eggs benedict, Loch Fyne smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, buttermilk waffles with bacon and maple syrup, and a good-old traditional English breakfast. It's available every day of the year, too.