What is it? Chef Florence Knight’s achingly elegant British-Mediterranean restaurant, set in a Grade II-listed former courthouse.
Why go? Arched doorways and windows, ornate ceilings, patchwork walls, stripped-back wooden floors, brushed velvet, flickering candles: Sessions Arts Club is the epitome of shabby chic, with an aesthetic that interweaves a traditional Palermo townhouse and the set of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The modern, seasonal dishes here are for sharing, though you could easily finish off the much-hyped eel-and-potato dish and squid-and-tomato calamarata (thick, ring-like pasta) solo. For pud, do as you would if you were actually in Sicily and order the blood-orange granita, which comes perfectly encased in a whole frozen orange.
24 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0NA.