I’ve been to other Michelin starred restaurants in London – Chez Bruce and Pied a Terre – but River Cafe is the one that I’d go to all the time if I had money. El Grump and I went there for our anniversary in July and absolutely loved it. The room has been redecorated after a fire and is now bright, roomy and airy. The service is friendly and relaxed and there’s nothing snooty about it at all. The atmosphere is great, almost like a big house party – no dull banker types but interesting looking media types and – hurrah – a glimpse of Jade Jagger having a ciggie outside. Next time I’d like to try the wood fired oven for pigeon or pizza, but instead had a wonderfully simple and tasty Tuscan style meal of pasta to start and fish as a main. Basic delicious food like you’d get in a local restaurant in Florence, although with booze included its obviously not a cheap night.