Be sure to book ahead. You’ll struggle to get a table at short notice.
Oriole is the latest venture from the team behind Nightjar, and has the same 21st-century-speakeasy feel to it. Hidden away in a basement in Smithfield Market, the jungle-inspired interiors have a touch of Great Gatsby glamour about them. There’s live music every night, some novel cocktails – whisky with espresso and clarified octopus milk, anyone? – and a good selection of wines and spirits for those who don’t want a tentacle in their drink.