36 Charlotte Road, EC2 (020 7060
5335; merchantstavern.co.uk) Angela Hartnett is one of the brains behind this classy space, but it’s her partner Neil Borthwick at the stove. Expect highly seasonal cooking — at
the moment, Gloucester Old Spot belly is served with roasted cauliflower and Savoy cabbage (£19.50), which is exactly the kind of thing you need on
a cold wintry day.
Best for dinner and a show