A slick refurb earns the Chesterfield its place on this list. Formerly the Shepherd’s Tavern, the old place has been a pub since the late 18th century and, incredibly, some original features are still intact. Regular events – including sports screenings with limited menus – take place in the main dining room, and there’s a quiz on Wednesday nights. The kitchen turns out British classics like battered haddock and chips, and steak and mushroom pie, alongside more elevated dishes including confit belly of pork with chorizo ketchup, and glazed duck breast with confit leg croquets. Sunday roasts are a hearty affair, with lashings of gravy and all the trimmings, while the craft beer menu changes regularly so there’s always a new IPA or lager to explore.
50 Hertford Street, Mayfair, W1J 7SS