The picturesque Captain Cook tavern in Fulham looks like a proud bastion of the glorious old days. A quaint brick building, adorned with hanging planters and old-timey street lamps, the Captain Cook sits proudly on Dawes Road, undaunted by the corporate assimilation that has sadly robbed other London street corners of their charm. But go inside and you’ll see that modern times are not passing the Captain Cook by. In addition to the cosy wood-and-stone interior, well-stocked bar and big screens showing live sport you might expect from a classic hotel-bar-restaurant, the menu at the Captain Cook is acutely aware of modern food trends, balanced with a respect for past culinary traditions. Chunky potato fries share equal billing with crispy kale chips, jerk chicken and chorizo chilli represent adopted global tastes, while a perfected Scotch egg, served warm with classic homemade piccalilli, shows that the Captain Cook has not lost touch with its traditional British pub spirit.