Im in the dog house is a common refrain of doleful partners after a domestic tiff. Happy days, if you sit out said stint in the new cocktail kennel at sleek Italian restaurant, Bernardis. In a moody, inky, 1950s Milano-inspired dive bar with a courtyard off, you can lock lips with a Dirty Bitch (a chilli-infused vodka, lime and mezcal Martini). Other drinks worth a shot include a Prosecco, vermouth and apricot granita Spritz; and Petalo (Hendricks gin, pink vermouth, yellow Chartreuse, rose and lemon, served short). Good too at £10.50, is a nifty range of Negronis: try the mellow sloe gin version and, if youre feeling adventurous, Pegroni (Nastro Azzurro beer, Martini rosso, amaro and bitters). To eat, load up on cicchetti frittata, meats, raw fish in the certain knowledge that, when you do finally return home, your supper will be in the oven, burnt to a crisp.