Hawksmoor Seven Dials
'This West End branch of the Shoreditch steakhouse is even better than the original,' says Ben. 'The bar touts good value cocktails matched to a terrific food menu, all in moody dark-wood surrounds.' Set in the old Watney Combe brewery, the Hawksmoor is a steakhouse first and foremost but the beautifully served bottle of Manhattan cocktail will have you coming back to the bar, time and time again.
Where 11 Langley St, London, WC2H 9JG (020-7856 2154; www.thehawksmoor.co.uk)