Sure, home-cooked dishes are great but sometimes you just have to hand it to the experts. The winter menu here is a good place to start, with well-prepared, hearty British classics that will be worth your while to emulate. There’s a tender, glazed beef shortrib with walnut-coated beetroot to provide a satisfying, crunchy point of difference. If you’re lucky enough to land plaice as the Catch of the Day, savour it neatly rolled up with capers and zingy bursts of lemon. On that note, you might as well finish with the lemon and raspberry posset which has just enough sharpness to reenergise the palate.
Reform Social & Grill, Mandeville Hotel, Mandeville Place, Mayfair, London W1U 2BE. reformsocialgrill.co.uk