Tucked away on a pedestrian side street, this bustling, intimate bistro is the brainchild of Stuart and Emeline. Inspired by classic British dining and European cafés, Pocket Bistro is the perfect dining venue for all occasions. The inspiration for Pocket Bistro was a taverna in Bergerac – a kooky hidey-hole, hewn out of the rock. Stuart’s passion for all things French is evident – a dash of white wine here, a croquette there, but that’s not all: his Asian spiced duck and watercress salad is a favourite, and he cooks up a mean Moroccan lamb tagine. The inventive and ever-changing menu reflects his 20-year relationship with local farmers and foragers. My superb sea bass fillet came with wild garlic freshly picked by a friend in Fordham, and he lays on lunch for local shoots in exchange for game. You might struggle to leave this foodie haunt.