Grandeur and Great Food in Central London
Northumberland Avenue used to be something of a no-man's land. Running south from Trafalgar Square, it might be hoped London would do better. Finally, it seems to be making it's mark on the Foodie scene. <br> <br>The Corinthia offers a great range of high quality, high price dining options - from a formal sea food restaurant to a comfortably lobby lounge where you can take afternoon tea. The Clarence offers a high standard of pub food.<br> <br>Somewhere in-between the two, recently re-opened Boyds Grill and Wine Bar focusses on simple dishes made from great ingredients. Sourcing is predominantly British - think Trealy Farm charcuterie for example.<br> <br>Despite the grandeur of the restaurant decor, it's an informal place and you won't feel out of place in casual clothing.<br> <br>And, the price is reasonable - £5 for a small plate or starter portion and £15 for mains.<br> <br>I suspect it will get a lot busier soon!