The hottest pub launch we can remember in a long time, The Devonshire is brought to you by landlord Oisín Rogers (ex-Guinea Grill), Charlie Carrol (founder of Flat Iron) and Michelin-starred chef Ashley Palmer-Watts. Downstairs, The Devonshire is your classic London pub – warm, welcoming and serving up bar food from the team’s in-house butcher and bakery – just with famously perfect pints of Guinness. Upstairs is the smart Grill Room, specialising in Scottish beef – dry-aged and butchered on site – creel-caught langoustines from Oban, day-boat fish, lobster and hand-dived scallops from Devon. Highlights on a recent menu included brawn toast, white crab salad, lamb hotpot, and beef cheek and Guinness suet pudding. The restaurant is currently fully booked for the rest of the year, so consider this your nudge to get a table booked in for the new year. Unless you’re happy just elbowing your way to the bar for a pint (which, if we’re honest, is exactly what we’re planning to do over the festive break).