PIMLICO’S COOLEST HOTEL IS THE ARTIST’S RESIDENCE, A CHIC BACKSTREET TOWNHOUSE TO VICTORIA STATION. BELOW ITS TEN SHABBY-CHIC BEDROOMS SITS THE SMALL, BRIGHTLY BEDECKED CAMBRIDGE STREET KITCHEN RESTAURANT.

Championing British producers wherever possible, brightly bedecked Cambridge Street Kitchen is open all day, but dinners are best. Changing monthly, seasonal menus include treats like duck breast beside pickled cherries and gingerbread, or sirloin steak served with broccoli, malted shiitake mushrooms and smoked anchovy butter – plus a suggested wine or ale pairing in every case.

Before all that though, begin by sipping a Passport to Pimlico (gin, hibiscus, elderflower, dry Curacao, sparkling wine) in the low-lit, speakeasy-style Clarendon Cocktail Cellar, and enquire about this building’s history as a Victorian pub of, well, dubious character.

Cambridge Street Kitchen breakfast

52 Cambridge St, SW1V 4QQ
Tel: 020 3262 0501
www.cambridgestreet.co.uk