There comes a time, really unnervingly early in a new relationship, when you have to emerge from the romantic cocoon and start meeting each other’s friends and family. As a single Mum of long standing, the most important of these would be bringing the two most important men in my life together and having dinner with my son. Gulp!
An occasion like this demands surroundings with a certain gravitas, but not too off-puttingly starchy. Luckily Browns of Covent Garden is just perfect. We met for a drink in the bar, which is vast but with plenty of little alcoves so that you never feel too exposed. Dinner was a treat, and luckily the two men go on swimmingly (phew!). We had Sea Bass, Steak Pie and Fish & Chips – all fairly reasonably priced (for London), well presented and with generous portion sizes. Good hearty food to fuel the very best of family get-togethers.
PMC Rating (loos): ★★★★☆
Browns 82-84 St. Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London,