'A taste of East London in East Dupont' is Duke's tagline, and that means black pudding for brunch, curried chicken for lunch, and the famed burgers and cocktails anytime. Set over two floors in a snug row house, Duke's genial vibe invites lingering, so sometimes it's hard to score a table among the groups of chit-chatty friends and couples on low-maintenance dates.

Menu items change – and most fall into the creative, globally inspired category rather than being straight-up British – but there's usually a few vegetarian options.