3 & 7 Maddox Street, W1 020 7499 6008 Open lunch & dinner daily The handful of London branches of this upmarket Thai restaurant group offer an impressively authentic overview of one of Asia’s most versatile cuisines. Enjoy dishes such as black cod broth with ginger, or chicken and pork dumplings, against a restful backdrop of greenery and Thai antiques. Moderate Restaurants Al Sultan Middle Eastern delicacies 51-52 Hertford Street, W1 020 7408 1155/1166 www.alsultan.co.uk Open noon-midnight daily For a taste of just how good high-class Lebanese cuisine can be, head for this discreet Mayfair restaurant near Hyde Park Corner. The chargrilled meats are superb, while the magnificent meze is thoroughly authentic, right down to the range of offal offered. Beidghanam – lamb’s testicles – anyone? Moderate Momo/Mo Moroccan restaurant/tearoo 23 Heddon Street, W1 020 7434 4040 www.momoresto.com Restaurant open lunch & dinner Mon-Sat, dinner only Sun; tearoom open all day Mon-Sat Mourad Mazouz’s fabulously theatrical restaurant, Momo, is an expensive treat, but you can also enjoy a similar ambience next door in a tearoom-cum-bazaar. Sip a mint tea or a fresh fruit juice while nibbling on excellent sandwiches and meze.