Fiume, Battersea Power StationBest Italian restaurant for: outdoor seatingDish to order: Scottish crab and Amalfi lemon tagliolini and the tiramisuFrom D&D London (the bread arrives fresh from its own bakery), Fiume is a buzzy and contemporary Italian restaurant along Battersea Power Station’s waterfront. Industrial-themed interiors in brown and brassy hues spill out onto a foliage-clad terrace overlooking the Thames – an uncontestedly romantic spot replete with fairy lights and soothing river activity in the evenings. Far from your typical neighbourhood trattoria, Fiume feels positively modern with a menu designed by Francesco Mazzei (also behind Mayfair’s Sartoria and Radici in Islington). The chef has given old classics a fresher face while stretching to more Mediterranean plates now hard-baked into Londoners’ menu expectations. Service also feels Mediterranean in places – staff negotiate an indoor-outdoor maze of plants and tables with aerobic panache – yet remains upbeat with hints of that legendary Italian charm.