Kitty Fisher’s | Mayfair | London

Kitty Fisher’s is named after an infamous British courtesan who, though she died young, managed to cultivate her image to become a kind of 18th century It Girl. The establishment maintains an ideal of intimate, exclusive dining, fine wines, cocktails and private events.

It is an acclaimed restaurant in Shepherds Market, Mayfair, where courtesans used to spend their time long before restaurants moved in. All food is cooked on a wood grill. With only 27 covers, the place is unapologetically small, and due to its long lasting reputation is booked out months in advance. The food is exquisite, a mainstay of the food critics and many a Londoner’s top pick.

I liked the unfussy interior, which gave off a very British understated confidence.