The sign outside declares, "Life is too short to drink bad wine." Accordingly, the wine list here is designed to prevent such a mishap, with a vast selection by the glass and the bottle. Unlike many high-end restaurants, Number 5 is happy to serve just a small dish with a glass of wine. The menu is imaginative and accessible, not too eclectic, and the food, whether meat, fish or vegetables, is cooked with flair and finesse. Regulars here are foodies who are prepared to
pay for it, but aren't interested in the latest fad in dining.