Flack: On Expenses - Bincho Yakitori, London SE1

Reviewer: Liz Alexander, associate director, Clarke Mulder Purdie.

- What's it good for?

Set in the Oxo Tower with views overlooking the Thames, Bincho is perfect for clients, journalists, or even colleagues. Offering authentic Japanese yakitori (an age-old tradition of cooking skewers over charcoal), the restaurant offers well-priced and delicious food in a relaxed but stylish setting.

- Signature dishes

The pork belly (buta) is a must, as is the buttered rice with garlic (ninniku chahan). Their piece de resistance is the baked chocolate pudding with mirin ice cream.

- Who's the boss?

Bincho Yakitori is co-owned by London restaurateur Dominic Ford, David Miney and Ronnie Truss. The kitchen is run by head chef Leandro De Faria Dos Santos, with Hidenori Ohata as group executive chef. There is also a new site on Old Compton Street in Soho.

- Tips please?

It's worth putting in a request for a table near to the window, although being near the open kitchen is also an experience.

- What's the damage?

A lunchtime set menu is £10.

2nd Floor, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, SE1 NPH 020 7803 0858.

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