And the restaurant in question? Opera Tavern - just opposite the Drury Lane theatre in Covent Garden.
The restaurant is split over two storeys, the street level bar with an open grill and upstairs - the slightly 'less charming' and more formal dining area.
We each began with a simple aperitif ... an Aperol Spritz and a White Peach Martini.
With a bottle of cold, crisp white wine - naturally!
We started off with a few light dishes...
A tangy salad of Roasted Beetroot with Radish and Cumin Dressing.
The main event most definitely has to be the well renowned mini Iberico pork and foie gras burger - which has made multiple appearances on many of London's best burger polls.
They certainly lived up to expectation - so much so we ordered another round!!
You have to be very careful though here at Opera Tavern, it is easy to run up a big tab as portions are dainty - yet, there are so many great dishes on offer.
So after a few more glasses of wine we decided to head to Gelupo, an Italian ice-cream parlour in Soho - known for its unique flavour combinations. Open til late, Gelupo is a great way to finish of a warm summer's evening. My flavours of choice was raspberry sambuca and black forest. Adam had mint stracciatella.
With a belly full of food and a head full of booze it was time to head home.
Opera Tavern is part of the Salt Yard Group, along with Dehesa in Soho and Salt Yard in Fitzrovia.
23 Catherine St