A WELL-EARNED lunch for four City lawyers also provided a boost to Friday’s Red Nose Day, when the hungry fundraisers matched the amount of their bill at Vivat Bacchus with a donation to the Comic Relief appeal.

Fresh from a sponsored five-mile run around the City, which raised more than £3,000, the lawyers descended on the Farringdon branch to replenish their energy reserves with a late lunch. Dining on main courses including guinea fowl and Springbok, they ensured hydration levels were topped up with a £600 bottle of Château Latour ’95. The meal was finished off with a round of the restaurant’s special Red Nose Day desserts – a delicate praline mousse topped with caramelised nasturtium flowers – with profits from the dish going straight to the Comic Relief appeal.