At one of London’s first gastropubs, enjoy superior dishes such as roast pork belly and grilled scallops. ££. Mon-Sat L& D; Sun L. www.theeagle farringdon.co.uk. 159 Farringdon Rd, EC1R 3AL. T: 020-7837 1353. D9. Station: Farringdon.
Fox & Anchor
A traditional British pub with cosy corners and a seasonal menu. £££. Daily B,L & D. www.foxand anchor.com. 115 Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AA. T: 020-7250 1300. D9. Station: Barbican.
The Grazing Goat
All-day dining in the bright dining room, with seasonal produce and dishes such as braised venison fillet with port jus. £££. Daily B,L & D. www.thegrazinggoat.co.uk. 6 New Quebec St, W1H 7RQ. T: 020-7724 7243. D5. Station: Marble Arch.
The Thomas Cubitt
Classic dining room above a traditional bar, serving top-quality British produce. Try the beef sirloin Sunday roast. £££. Daily L & D. www.thethomas cubitt.co.uk. 44 Elizabeth St, SW1W 9PA. T: 020-7730 6060. G6. Station: Victoria.
This bright and airy pub near leafy Hampstead Heath serves top-quality, seasonal British cuisine in a friendly, sophisticated environment. ££. Daily L & D. www.thewellshampstead.co.uk. 30 Well Walk, NW3 1BX. T: 020-7794 3785. Off map. Station: Hampstead.