The room is beautifully light, even on a crappy November day. It's got to be one of the most elegant dining rooms in London at mid-price.
In number six of the BSSH podcast in association with the IHR I talk to Dr Michael John Law of the University of Westminster about twentieth century British social history, working collaboratively with other academics and the experience of returning to higher education as a mature student.
Vague memories of eating soup, spuds and fish. D for effort.
Good fish at The Wharf on the South Bank plus Vanessa Redgrave getting agitated over a self-inflicted mic problem.
To be honest I was flagging by the time the steak turned up and it was with less of a bang than a whimper that I consumed the last meal of 2017.
It might just have been an off night for the resto but for over forty quid a head I expect a bit better.
In the very bowels of Somerset House it's Spring all year round. Possibly the prettiest room in London with food to match.
Trad English doesn't get better than this. There's a reason why it's still going strong.
Set menu, Gothic room, good for a celebration.
Good lunch at a price in the eaves of Borough Market's Floral Hall.