Andrew Lloyd Webber is such a fan of Naughty Piglets in Brixton that he’s invited the owners to open a restaurant in his theatre, The Other Palace, close to Buckingham Palace. Step into The Other Naughty Piglet and enjoy some of London’s finest small plates with natural wine from the exclusively organic wine list. Expect sublime flavour combinations, such as Devon crab with white cabbage and peanut, and beef rump with roasted bone marrow and Madeira (above). This little piggy will go far. 12 Palace St, SW1E 5JA. T: 020-7592 0322. www.theothernaughtypiglet.co.uk. Station: St James’s Park/Victoria
Pan-Asian cuisine in the department store Debenhams, with a superb setting – see the chefs at work in an open-plan dining space, and visit its Champagne bar (p. 64). ££. Daily B,L & D. www.chikitchen.co.uk. 334-348 Oxford St, W1C 1JG. T: 020-3841 6888. D6. Station: Oxford Circus.
House of Ho
Four-storey townhouse serving great Vietnamese cuisine. Try the seafood pho. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.houseofho.co.uk. 1 Percy St, W1T 1DB. T: 020-7323 9130. D7. Station: Goodge Street.
Elegant fine dining near Buckingham Palace, with cuisine from all regions of Thailand, such as red duck curry and sea bass wrapped in banana leaf. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.mangotree.org.uk. 46 Grosvenor Place, SW1X 7EQ. T: 020-7823 1888. F6. Station: Victoria.
This popular, informal spot offers a huge range of good-value Thai dishes, and has stylish décor. £. Mon-Sat L & D. www.thaipot.biz. 1 Bedfordbury, WC2N 4BP. T: 020-7379 4580. D8. Station: Covent Garden.