1. Devonshire Club

Number Five Devonshire Club

The newest restaurant from Devonshire Club, Number Five, has unveiled its new menu with chef Adam Gray at the helm. Roasted octopus, pressed duck liver and beef short rib are all tempting us from the new menu, and with non-members welcome on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we recommend getting down there pretty sharpish and trying it out; devonshireclub.com

2. Vijay’s Bar & Lounge

Vijay's Bar & Lounge

Vijay’s Bar & Lounge, just opened in central London, is set to be a hit with the after-work crowd. There’s an extensive drinks menu – think everything from innovative cocktails to Japanese whiskies – and delicious Indian-style bar snacks, which should hit the spot after a rowdy Friday night; lokhandwala.co.uk

3. Level 9

Level 9 restaurant Tate Modern

After a bit of culture with your grub? The Tate Modern has launched a new menu at the Level 9 restaurant to run alongside its Picasso exhibit. Taking inspiration from the regions and restaurants the artist visited in his lifetime, it includes such delights as bacon crapiaux and roasted rabbit leg. It will run until September; tate.org.uk

4. Evans & Peel

Chelsea’s Evans & Peel Detective Agency cocktail bar

The new Smokehouse menu at Chelsea’s Evans & Peel Detective Agency cocktail bar is good enough to travel across town for. There’s everything from Carolina-style pulled pork to St Louis spare ribs and Texas-style brisket. A must-visit for the meat lovers; evansandpeel.com

5. The Coral Bar at the Bloomsbury

The Coral Bar at the Bloomsbury

Apparently London doesn’t have enough swanky hotel cocktail bars, at least if The Bloomsbury has any say in the matter. Their grand Martin Brudnizki Studio refurb of their classical watering hole is an ode to the 1930s. The newly-christened Coral Room certainly lives up to its name with walls just shy of the painful end of bright. Chandeliers like giant shining pearls and plenty of dark wood complete the effect – as does a list of cocktails ripped straight out of the hangover of the roaring Twenties. Seconds from Oxford Street, it’s a big opening for anyone in need of both fizz and nostalgia; www.doylecollection.com

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