For breakfast, I go to The Mark on East 77th and have eggs and soldiers or a great avocado toast in this beautiful Jacques Grange-designed room. The hotel has a proper old-world glamour about it – you really feel you’re in New York. 25 East 77th Street, 10075 (themarkhotel.com).
There’s a place I love on Lafayette called Jack’s Wife Freda. It’s an all-day bistro where you can sit outside and watch people go by – it has amazing healthy breakfasts and salads. 224 Lafayette Street, 10012 (jackswifefreda.com).
Sant Ambroeus is a favourite for lunch. It serves pasta that my sons – Elliott, 16, and Dylan, 14 – love. It’s quite a family place but also a real fashion hub, and I always bump into someone I know. 259 West Fourth Street, 10014 (santambroeus.com).
Pearl Oyster Bar in the West Village serves the best spaghetti vongole I’ve ever eaten. It’s a wonderful old-school fish restaurant, and it’s hidden away, so it’s ideal when you want something less hectic. 18 Cornelia Street, 10014 (pearloysterbar.com).
For dinner, I recommend Shun Lee on the Upper West Side. I’ll have Peking duck, but really it’s all about the atmosphere – it’s all red with gold dragons. The photographer Theo Wenner had his 30th birthday there, which is how I discovered it, and I’ve made it a Sunday-evening tradition. 43 West 65th Street, 10023 (shunleerestaurants.com).
Or if we stay local, there’s a great rustic burger joint, JG Melon, a very old New York establishment with checked tablecloths and the best burgers. A wonderful way to end the weekend. 1291 Third Avenue, 10021 (jgmelonnyc.com).