THE IVY SOHO BRASSERIE

What? Brasserie style British

Where? 26-28 Broadwick Street, W1F 8JB

When? Ladies who lunch.

Why? Bright, buzzy with a price tag you can pick what you actually want.

I would have? Yellow Fin tuna carpaccio with tomato, watermelon, ponzu dressing, miso mayonnaise and toasted sesame £9.95. The Ivy Soho shepherd’s pie, Slow braised lamb shoulder with beef and Wookey Hole Cheddar potato mash 13.50 

Inside track? The raw market salad.  Sounds severe, tastes tremendous.