Table Talk: Where Eloise Tooke eats ...

My favourite restaurant is Fino in Charlotte Street, London. It's a Spanish place, described as a tapas restaurant - but it's more structured than that, with bigger dishes. It strikes a very good balance: it's located in a funky basement, but there's a real formality to the dining room.

It has to be one of the best places in London.

My family had a restaurant in Paris for 15 years, and I then ran my own in Madrid for a while. So I tend to be quite a tough judge of food in Britain.

At Fino, the food isn't overly expensive if you choose right. It's run by two brothers who grew up in Majorca; they search out the best ingredients and cook seasonally too. They do jamon Iberico, from an Iberian pig fed on special acorns. It's the most delicious ham in the world. It's pricy - there are only a few of those pigs wandering around - but have that for a starter.

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