THESE six successful property tycoons hit Boyd’s Brasserie near the Embankment last week to continue celebrating a big deal after a night out on the town the evening before.

Coffees were ordered all round as tonic for the sore heads, along with full English breakfasts – Lincolnshire sausage, grilled bacon, mushrooms, tomato, scrambled eggs, baked beans and black pudding.

Add to that three bottles of hair-of-the-dog Cristal champagne – that most quintessential of hangover cures for the City set – and our diners arrived back at the office feeling heartened in spirit, if a little light of pocket.