Alyn Williams at The Westbury

As a part-time Freshfields paralegal and 100/200m sprint Olympic hopeful, I am in the throes of a hectic training schedule with less than six months until the starting gun fires on London 2012.

Some restaurants enter the fine dining scene with a roar. In his inimitable style, Alyn Williams has done so with a whisper. With no windows, diners are cocooned from the outside world and the atmosphere – at least early on in the evening – is somewhat subdued. Despite it being a Friday night, the clientele erred more on the side of business than pleasure. But the food is the undeniable centrepiece, bringing together the virtues of simplicity and creativity. And from the ripples of recognition that are making their way through gastronomic circles, I’ve no doubt Alyn Williams will emulate the success of his neighbours and past employers before too long, and receive a star of his own.

Lucy Onyeforo is a paralegal for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and one of the firm’s sponsored athletes. She is currently training with Linford Christie to achieve her dream

to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.  

Best for: Client entertaining

Worst for: A romantic date

Rating: 8/10