Cork & Bottle
The Leicester Square fave Cork & Bottle was set up way back when trousers were wide (1971) by a man called Don Hewitson. It's a very traditional sort of place, without being in the slightest bit pretentious. Almost 40 years later this Hampstead version was born a short walk from the heath. The decor has more of a pub vibe with ornate ceilings, red booth seating and lots of dark wood. It's a tidy spot for lunch, dinner or a casual drink at the bar (complete with charcut'-heavy sharing platters that go hand-in-hand with drinking wine). There are 300 bottles to choose from, some you won't be able to afford, but ask for help if you're stuck as staff really know their stuff. Catch you there for a ham and cheese pie post-brisk walk on the heath, eh?