Kishmish – meaning raisin – is a funny and rather wonderful old place. With a menu featuring 150 different teas, served with a variety of sweets that includes all the usual Middle Eastern classics, only more so – dates and figs are listed by country of origin, as are no less than three different colours of raisin. The cocktail list is equally lengthy and, among the 150 on the menu, includes such gems as the Queen Elizabeth – a mysterious concoction in festive red and green that combines being both very strong andrnvery bitter. Far more palatable are the hot coffee cocktails, rum grog and various fruit sours. The decor is pleasingly eccentric and includes a row of cabinets of curiosities that each reflects a different city around the world. London contains miniature double deckers, post boxes and old-style phone booths, as well it should.