What's the draw

Chef John Christie has an inventive and sensitive way with seasonal British ingredients at the Town Hall hotel's second restaurant.

What to drink

Head to the hotel's Peg + Patriot bar for a pre- or post-prandial cocktail or a local beer (in a can, obviously, this being East London).

What to eat

Our squirrel terrine (yep, you heard us) was delicately spiced and subtle in flavour, while a fillet of red deer – served with slivers of maple-smoked pear and gem lettuce – was so tender you could cut it with a sideways glance.

Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, E2 9NF; townhallhotel.com