Forge Forge Lands At Former Abacus Site
24 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND
Happily Affordable ££

What they say:

The former Abacaus Bar makes way for this swish new city restaurant and cocktail bar. Forge comes to London at the height of summer in the company of mouth-watering meats, unique cocktails and luxuriant vibes. The new venue might be considered as something of a playground for adults which will suit a quick break from the office, a spot of post-work mingling and a leisurely dinner alike. Designed with the hedonist's needs at its core, Forge is for those who work hard but play harder.

What we say:

No such thing as half-measures at Forge, who are out to create a unique spot that rekindles the traditional values of the old city. Teaming expertly seasoned cuts of meat with a unique cocktail card in an impressive setting, we're struggling to see any flaws in the blueprint. Guests can saddle up for a meat-feast at the dinner table, and the ice-cold craft beers and artisan cocktails encourage workers to turn that 'quick one' into something more substantial.