“Mains are fabulous: unctuous rigatoni with beef ragu, tender lamb shoulder with potent bagna cauda, delicate pumpkin ravioli in a buttery sauce with pistachios. ”

One of our all time favourites is La Goccia from Petersham Nurseries. Through the festoon clad courtyard, the recently refurbished bar looks like it has been there for at least 30 years – in a good way. The decor is wonderful: a big lone bloom on each table (in our case a Persian buttercup), artfully disheveled furnishing, bold contemporary art, worn leather chairs, rugs under tables like a Rolling Stones’ recording session. Read the article online: