Expect a boisterous best-of-British foodie crowd at one of Covent Garden's leading gastropubs, one that showcases retro-British dishes. Not far from the Royal Opera House, the ground floor open kitchen eaterie is done up with burgundy walls and bare-oak floors and tables. Unadulterated wine-fueled diners dive into nostalgic offerings like pressed tongue, pickled herrings, chicken pie, or smoked mackerel with rhubarb. You'll find other vintage British dishes from a bygone
age, like brown crab on toast, plus great roasts for the table—think seven-hour shoulder of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes (£68 for 4). Salads and green veggies are few and far between.
32 Great Queen St., London, WC2B 5AA, England