Make sure to head to Barrafina as your first port of call when in Soho. Packed to the brim on a daily basis with media types, the sharing plate trend continues featuring grilled quail with aioli, jamón and spinach tortilla, salt cod and octopus. Make sure one of your party tastes the milk-fed lamb. It’s sublime. Perfect for dates or a bite pre-theatre, it’s a no-reservations joint and no groups larger than 4. Founded by brothers Sam and Eddie Hart in 2003, this restaurant has established itself as one of the Spanish heavyweights. Remind her of those impromptu road trips to the Spanish coast, order in the octopus and let reminiscing take hold.