Originally opened in 1955, the Connaught Grill was once one of London’s most celebrated restaurants, but it eventually fell out of fashion and closed in 2000. It’s now been bought back to life in an entirely new guise, reborn as a smart, modern restaurant overseen by Jean Georges Vongerichten. When you think of a ‘grill’ restaurant you might imagine a grand open dining room with lots of tables, noise and bustle, but The Connaught Grill is an altogether different proposition. Having taken over what was previously an events space (rather than its original location), the Connaught Grill 2.0 feels almost like a smart speakeasy, reached via an unmarked door and with a small, intimate feel. Just as the interiors are a modern interpretation of the classic grill, so is the food menu – familiar but with enough contemporary flair to keep things interesting. The menu features everything from oysters and beef tartare to whole chicken on the rotisserie grill and Dover sole, with dessert trolleys for tableside preparation of crepes suzette being wheeled out regularly.