Housed in a Grade II-listed building and stretching over four floors, this East London institution is often abuzz with after-work revelry and cocktail swilling. But it’s The Grill on the third floor we were here for, with its intimate booths and large city-facing windows. The menu will leave you ripe with indecision – particularly the starters. Think seared scallops with smoked bacon loin crumb and lobster sauce, and a shallot and nettle tarte tatin. Both tasted as good as they sound. Oh, and the bone marrow and wild garlic butter that came with our perfectly cooked steaks wasn’t bad either – so much so we had to ask for more!
Smiths of Smithfield
67-77 Charterhouse Street, EC1M 6HJ