THE HARWOOD ARMS
A collaboration between Brett Graham of the ultra-smart Ledbury restaurant and game specialist Mike Robinson of Berkshire’s much loved Pot Kiln country pub, the Harwood Arms is the possessor of a brand new Michelin star for its elevated version of rustic English grub. Walham Grove, Fulham, SW6 1QP.
THE CANTON ARMS
You wouldn’t expect to find gastro heaven in Stockwell, but this place has recently been relaunched by the team behind Waterloo’s Anchor & Hope, and it’s superb. We particularly recommend the seven-hour-roasted leg of lamb for four, served with a vast pot of gorgeous potato dauphinoise. 177 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1XP.
THE PRINCESS OF SHOREDITCH
Downstairs this is a supremely comfortable and welcoming East London pub – as it has been for more than a couple of centuries – with a menu of classy pub grub, while the little restaurant upstairs offers more refined dining in a buzzy, enjoyable atmosphere. 76 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE.