Fitzrovia is humming with the crackle and energy of a rejuvenated dining and drinking scene. Head Chef Vernon Samuels most recently cooked at Bibo restaurant in Putney, and his menu is sparking with some belting dishes. Middle Eastern with flashes of influences from the Mediterranean, there is plenty to explore. Slow cooked short rib braised in Ras el Hanout with Jerusalem cous cous is a stormer, and beef cheek tagine with Agen prunes is another highlight. Za'atar Burrata with heirloom tomatoes is notable for having the creamiest, most seductive Burrata in town, from the estimable importers Natoora. A chef quietly shaking things up in Fitzrovia.