Un­der the ex­pe­ri­enced eye of Miche­lin-starred chef Mar­cus Ware­ing, it’s no won­der Tred­well’s has proved to be a hit, says Anna Frame.

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Just a stone’s throw from Seven Di­als, you’ll find an equally bustling diner that’s the brain­child of Miche­lin-win­ner Mar­cus Ware­ing. Tred­well’s − named after Agatha Christie’s but­ler in her fa­mous novel

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Spread over three floors, the dé­cor is warm and invit­ing − think white­washed brick walls, leather booths, low, in­ti­mate light­ing and sparkling splashes of brass.

The menu is just as re­laxed and in­for­mal. There are jars, pots and plates galore that are made for shar­ing and give you the chance to sam­ple lots from the menu. Even bet­ter, all are rea­son­ably priced, and din­ers with food in­tol­er­ances and al­ler­gies are well catered for.

Sip a cock­tail while you choose. We rec­om­mend the Down The Ap­ples & Pears, a zesty con­coc­tion of vodka, ap­ple, pear, el­der­flower and thyme; and the Collins, which blends gin, smoked le­mon and soda.

We fought over our starters: an Asian­in­flu­enced plate of char­grilled chicken, peanut sauce and cu­cum­ber chut­ney and some fluffy cour­gette and ri­cotta frit­ters. Main cour­ses: a con­fit of cod with vel­vety sweet potato, and per­fectly pink lamb chops with minty green beans.

Un­like Agatha Christie’s un­wit­ting vic­tims, Tred­well’s is truly alive and well. The only mys­tery that re­mains is how such great food can come at such a great price. 4a Up­per St. Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9NY. T: 0203764 08407. www.tread­wells-london.com

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