We all love the Skylon Restaurant in the Royal Festival Hall building. A buzzy bar at one end and a quieter restaurant at the other, one whole wall facing the Thames is taken up by huge picture windows offering a spectacular view that changes with the seasons.

The food is pretty good too and the service, which is vaguely reminiscent of an early 60s vibe in terms of appearance but with modern informality is knowledgeable and friendly. It’s expensive enough to be considered a special night out but, for good food in London, fairly reasonable nonetheless.

Tonight we went for a belated celebration of John’s birthday. Here are the pictures: