Covent Garden & Holborn

Le Restaurant de Paul

Bakeries are my sanctuary, and I don’t think I’ve ever tried a PAUL’s that I didn’t immediately love, stealing away with a fresh loaf of olive bread and a circle of soft cheese.

Five Guys

The burgers are tepid – the meat is a passionless patty of miscellaneous cow, set in a wad of hardened processed cheese in a characterless white bun. Don’t do it.

Mabel’s

Try the Tarte Tatin cocktail of sugar laced Calvados and Sipsmith vodka, or the Rhubarb and Raspberry Martini with Chase Rhubarb Vodka, Chambord and a lick of lemon.

One Aldwych

A ruby red ‘Cocktail Charlie’, bubbling away under a cloud of smoking dry ice in a teapot, made up of a mixture of whisky, cherry marnier, chocolate bitters and champagne.

Holborn Dining Room

Holborn Dining Room provides the perfect foil for head chef Calum Franklin and owner Des McDonald, executive of the Caprice Group, to showcase British favourites.

Four to Eight

From the grill a leg of lamb is sliced laterally and charred, similar to a cut of steak but with the addition of a central, flavour-rich bone that is unusual but not unwelcome.