Fashion Week Roundup
To help you enjoy London Fashion week in style, we have put together the front row of restaurants to visit ……………..
Thomas’s Cafe at Burberry
With London Fashion Week fast approaching, where better to dine amongst the ultra-stylish than at Thomas’s Café at Burberry. Thomas’s remains a firm favourite, boasting an escape from the hustle and bustle of Regent Street. Offering a British, all-day dining experience, diners are invited to enjoy favourites such as the Sutton Hoo chicken salad, Bembridge lobster benedict, truffle crisps and the quintessentially British afternoon tea, whilst gazing upon accessories hot off the run way.
Jason Atherton’s Japanese Izakaya style restaurant Sosharu will be celebrating London Fashion Week this February with an exclusive six-course menu designed for two to share, priced at £40 per person. The stylish menu running from the 16th-23rd of February starts with the Chef’s selection of Sashimi before a choice of Temaki is offered, including the Grilled & Raw salmon temaki, the Tuna temaki and the Daikon & Cured carrot temaki. Broccoli Tempura follows a dish of Devon Crab with bitter leaves, pickled wakame, blood orange & salted combu, and the Skate-katsu accessorised with egg emulsion, pickled plum, slow roasted cabbage and a yakitori glaze brings an end to the savoury courses. The sweet finale of the menu is a choice between the Chocolate and sesame roll, or the ever fashionable Matcha Mille Crepe with Matcha Sorbet.
Pollen Street Social
With veganism at the height of fashion, Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social will provide the go-to post-show dining spot for the health-conscious fashion set. The eight-course Vegan tasting menu showcases dishes including Pearl barley with roasted Jerusalem artichoke and truffle or a Raw vegetable salad with lemon pureé, sourdough croutons and peanut dressing, providing a fresh and healthy dining experience that won’t make it difficult to fit into the Spring/Summer collections.
Frenchie Covent Garden
Located only a short stroll away from the majority of the London Fashion Week’s shows, Frenchie Covent Garden by Gregory Marchand (nicknamed ‘Frenchie’ by Jamie Oliver) is the perfect location to relax rejuvenate in-between runway shows. Offering a delightful set menu of 2-courses for £27 or 3-courses for £30, there is the perfect selection of sharing plates and tipples to choose from, all within their beautifully modern and glamorous bistro-style restaurant.
Attention to all the stylish hounds out there – dog lovers and keepers, it’s London Fashion Week! Margot are proud of their elegant little dachshund, and now to celebrate Fashion Week they want to see everyone else’s posing pooches. They are in search of the most stylish dogs in the UK during London Fashion Week (16th – 20th February) and are offering the winning owner a three-course lunch for two at Margot. To enter the competition contenders must simply share their photo and caption on Instagram, tagging @margotldn_ with #MargotDog. The winner will be announced on 28th February.
With art-deco interiors, sultry lighting and a relaxed atmosphere, the Michelin-starred City Social bar is the perfect after-party spot to head to after a day on the frow. With Instagram worthy cocktails and a panoramic view of the City from the 24th floor of Tower 42, it lends itself perfectly to any eager photographer. For those in need of a pick-me-up after a full day of shows, the coffee-based Black To The Future made with Mr Black cold pressed coffee liqueur, Aylesbury Duck vodka and dash of soy sauce is guaranteed to give you the kick you need.
Meraki, the latest restaurant by the Waney brothers (Roka, Coya, The Arts Club), is no stranger to the fashionable crowds. A contemporary Greek restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia, it’s vibrant and light Mediterranean menu and light interiors make it the perfect spot for a post or pre fashion show meal.
An oasis of Parisian charm in the heart of Soho, Blanchette draws in the fashion week crowds with its bistro menu of French sharing plates with a modern twist. Their whimsical cocktail list will also include a selection of Fashion Week specials.
It doesn’t get more fashionable than Mayfair, and the recently relaunched The Square offers a perfect escape from the frenzy of Fashion Week with its art gallery inspired interiors. Executive Chef Clément Leroy’s menu is designed for the model appetite, too, with a focus on fresh, light-as-a-feather flavours that are rarely associated with such haute cuisine.
On 21st February, Sanderson are calling all fashion fanatics to their Courtyard Garden, where The Button Club and Alexandra Roman have come together for the Alexandra Roman Fashion Show at Sanderson. Starting at 6:30pm, guests can enjoy the show with a complimentary cocktail – the Grey Goose Le Fizz, a delightful mix of Grey Goose vodka, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, chilled soda water. For guests who fancy another tipple (or two), the Long Bar will be playing a DJ set from Starrocker.
Entry to the show is free, and guests can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/alexandra-roman-fashion-show-and-party-at-sanderson-tickets-42885626062
Grey Goose Le Fizz is available at Long Bar throughout the whole of Fashion Week.
Blind Spot at St Martins Lane Hotel
Globetrotters in London for Fashion Week will be right at home in Blind Spot, the late-night speakeasy located at St Martins Lane Hotel. This February, the bar has launched a new cocktail list inspired by locations from around the globe. Travelling from country to country, ‘Spin the Globe’ gathers the world’s flavours into a selection of 24 distinct serves – from NYC to Sydney, through Venice, Mumbai, Kyoto and more. The speakeasy’s innovative menu is a cosmopolitan celebration of global culture, set to reconfirm the bar’s position as a frontrunner in London’s cocktail bar scene.