Flack: (saving) on expenses - Flemings Hotel, Mayfair, W1

Reviewer: Jo Hartley, PR senior account manager, Hills Balfour

- What is it good for?

Set in a peaceful residential street, this four-star luxury hotel offers superb service in a convivial atmosphere. The decor is quirky and colourful, and the lunch menu guarantees you to eat within the hour, so perfect for time-poor journalists.

- Signature dishes

Simon Henbery has recently been appointed head chef at The Grill and joins from Jamie Oliver's Fifteen. Henbery's culinary philosophy is heavily influenced by fresh, locally sourced produce. The menu defines modern European grill cuisine with big, robust flavours and the best in seasonal ingredients.

- Who's the boss?

Darren McGarry is the food and beverage manager.

- Tips please?

Look in The Front Room on your way in or out of The Grill, for wall-to-wall comfy sofas and old-fashioned bookcases. Ideal for a digestif.

- What's the damage?

The express lunch menu offers a choice of three mains including a glass of wine for £10.

Flemings, 8-12 Half Moon Street, London W1J 7BH. 020 7499 2964.

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