Aikens opened this sleek restaurant in 2003 and has been winning awards pretty much constantly ever since for French places to eat in London. On the menu: brilliant French-inspired food of global reach. At first glance, it appears simple, listing dishes under their principal ingredient - Pigeon, Veal, Raspberry, Cheese. But appearances can be deceptive. 'Piglet', for instance, translates as roast suckling pig with pork lasagne, baby squid and caramelised onions. Dark furniture and wooden screens in the windows create a fashionable frame for Aikens' culinary efforts, although given the high-end cooking, both the service and the setting manage to feel remarkably unstarchy. There's also a fantastic wine list, put together by sommelier Gearoid Devaney; as one diner puts it: 'It's an adventure playground for oenophiles.' In recent years Aikens has branched out from fine-dining to open Tom's Kitchen, a relaxed brasserie cheffed by his identical twin Robert (27 Cale Street, SW3; 020 7349 0202), and his latest venture, Tom's Place (pun intended), a modernist fish and chip shop, where all the catch comes from sustainable sources (1 Cale Street, SW3; 020 7351 1806).