Channel your best Ernest Hemingway before entering this place, designed to the hilt and a feast for the eyes with its library-meets-hunting lodge look. From its mounted trophies to the taxidermy specimens on loan from the Natural History Museum, this may not be the wisest pick for your PETA-supporting pal, but it definitely appeals to the trendy set.
The kitchen perfects contemporary comfort food and wood-fired dishes are a big deal. Flames work their magic on grilled oysters, smoked Duroc pork tenderloin with red mole as well as boar sausage with gnocchi. Even Brussels sprouts are amped up with thick chunks of rich pork belly. Finally, get a spoon for the cornbread, which is best eaten from its skillet with a dollop of honey-thyme butter.- MICHELIN guide inspectors