- What is it good for?
It's a great place to meet up, as most people in London know of St John Street. The staff are very friendly and helpful and it has free Wi-Fi, which is great if you are discussing websites. You can have a quiet table or be more in the hub of the action and there are some tables outside, which are lovely on a sunny day.
- Signature dishes
The food is an Asian-fusion mix, which works well when you are talking to a client - lots of easy to eat, delicious dishes, with some unusual combinations.
- Who's the boss?
Owned by Ricker Restaurants, which also owns E&O, Eight Over Eight, XO and Great Eastern Dining Room.
- Tips please?
Go for a wide selection from the menu or ask the waiter to put together a set meal. Dishes will just keep turning up when you have finished one. There are also great cocktails and the venue has a gentle buzz in the early evening.
- What's the damage?
Lunch for two with wine is about £60.
Cicada, 132-136 St John Street, London EC1V 4JT, 020 7608 1550.