So this is what you get when you mix standard London pubs with a triple Michelin-starred chef (see Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, EAT): food so fresh it tastes like it was cooked in the field, and beer so sophisticated (for example, double chocolate stout, wheat grand cru) that it needs a sommelier. Gordon Ramsay’s dockside delights are exquisitely turned out in a Grade II listed, 100-year-old dock-master’s house resting peacefully among the scenic surroundings of historic canals and the Limehouse marina. Food is fashionably British renaissance (even with British wine on the list) – devilled this, braised that, and all elegantly so. And being located by the Waterways, there’s a bit of an ‘aye, aye cap’n’ theme, with crustacea in pints, and posh fish and chips. Décor is restrained (teals, plums, matt woods), and just begging for someone to scruff it up so it can really feel like a pub. Not that anyone would dare face the effing wrath of the captain himself. His Ramsayness has also recently gastropub-ed The Warrington (93 Warrington Crescent, W9; 020 7592 7960).