You could linger all day in this sophisticated eatery on the corner of the Circus. There's always a good crowd for morning coffee, elevenses (brunch), afternoon tea, and cocktails, not to mention lunch and dinner, all of which are dispensed with efficient cordiality. If you can take your attention off the crumpets with Marmite, the Jerusalem artichoke soup, or the Lady Llanover's duck (duck breast cooked from a 19th-century recipe), you can discuss the colorful modern
art on the walls. Desserts include rice pudding with honey and cumin-glazed figs. Ingredients are locally sourced and wines come from small growers.