Just six weeks after divorcing Nigella Lawson, Charles Saatchi has been seen wining and dining TV stylist Trinny Woodall at the same restaurant he was photographed "choking" Nigella.
Charles, 70, and What Not To Wear presenter Trinny, 49, have met at the Mayfair eatery twice this week, sitting in the same outdoor terrace where Charles was photographed putting his hand around Nigella's neck three months ago.
He seemed oblivious to the negative connotations the place now holds, sipping his wine and smoking as he chatted to Trinny.
The dates were reportedly set up by Charles' friends, who are trying to boost his confidence after his 10-year-old marriage to Nigella ended in divorce in July
"Charles used to be a real man about town and they want him to get back to his old ways," a friend told the UK's Sunday Mirror newspaper.
"He can be terribly charming and charismatic but his confidence has taken such a bashing from the fall-out over the divorce."
Trinny's own 10-year marriage ended in 2008 and she split from her subsequent boyfriend, Italian Stefano Bonfiglio, last Christmas.