1. Antipasto vegetariano at Olivelli, the Bloomsbury restaurant established in 1934, now owned by Sicilian brothers. Groucho Marx scrawled on his signed photo, “There’ll always be an England.”
2. Chill winds blow us off the roof terrace into the charming ground floor of Homerton’s Brooksby’s Walk, where Jarrod Cooke and Giorgio Ravelli, late of Upstairs at The Ten Bells, operate. Great Parmesan panna cotta with broad beans (pictured).
3. Jamon and manchego toastie at Social Wine & Tapasmasterminded by Laure Patry, she is as intense and elegant as the Savennières Roche aux Moines 1992.
4. Resourceful Belinda Harley scores us a table at Kitty Fisher’s, where gazpacho with crab and watermelon is unimpeachable.