An industrial-looking US gastropub – all metals and exposed brickwork, with the stairs up to the second floor looking as though they’re suspended from chains – Cook Hall is cool and modern. The menu includes burgers, steaks and Buffalo wings. However, there are also twists on old favourites, such as duck tacos and a black truffle grilled cheese sandwich, which is aromatic and deliciously gooey. Jalapeño poppers have a welcome kick and corn on the cob comes covered in popcorn. Nice. With steaks and fish dishes providing some more high-end choices on the menu, you don’t have to slum it with the bar snacks either, but we prefer the homelier dishes that do everything pub food should.