For foodie fashionistas, we've curated a capsule collection of London's most fashionable in-store places to eat and drink.
133 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6JE
If a cafe could be summed up in one drink, at Shoreditch’s Aida it would be the rose latte. The darling of Instagram, this rosy-hued beverage tastes as good as it looks. And it looks good. There’s also a range of cake and pastries to enjoy alongside the clothes and homeware.
Follow them on Instagram: @aidashoreditch
202 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH
Nicole Farhi’s lifestyle store is much loved by the expensively-heeled residents of Notting Hill. A brunch menu segues into thoughtfully prepared salads and larger plates later in the day, like steak sarnies and prawn linguine. The garden’s the place to be... if you can get a table.
Follow them on Instagram: @202cafelondon.
Photo: Aspiring Kennedy.
400 Oxford St, Duke St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Selfridges threw out the department store restaurant rule book when it went into partnership with Caprice Holdings. The jaw-dropping Brasserie of Light succeeded in becoming a destination restaurant as well as a handy resting place for weary shoppers - not least because you can also access it directly from the street. Toy with your salad, sip your champagne and pray the huge Damien Hirst sculpture is firmly affixed to the wall.
Follow them on Instagram: @brasserieoflight.
Unit 3, 2 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG
This London streetwear brand’s King’s Cross store is known for its collaborations with folk like Converse and APC and they’ve gone for an equally on-brand tie-in for this in-store coffee kiosk, choosing Allpress. Word on the street is particularly good so if you’re after a serious caffeine fix in KX, this marks the spot.
Follow them on Instagram: @carharttwip_uk.
Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, London N1C 4DQ
This three-storey lifestyle store in Coal Drops Yard prides itself on cherry-picking the best ethical fashion, homeware and beauty brands. So it’s no surprise that the food is good too - Pip Lacey runs their top floor restaurant Hicce as well as Hicce Market kiosk on the store’s ground floor. The Market kiosk is a good place to pop if you want to grab a platter of cheese and charcuterie, snacks to go or their Gambler sandwich inspired by the Earl of Sandwich.
Follow them on Instagram: @hiccelondon.
18-22 Haymarket, West End, London SW1Y 4DG
Super hip Parisian cafe Rose Bakery was an immediate hit when it opened its London branch at the top of Dover Street Market. The food, including freshly made pasta and gorgeous salads, is great - but you’ll want your outfit to be seriously on point if you eat here, to match the fashion-forward clientele.
Follow them on Instagram: @rosebakerylondon.
24c Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3RF
Sweeney’s brand-new flagship store in Mayfair features a bar tucked away on the top floor of the townhouse. No money exchanges hands in this rarefied atmosphere - this is somewhere for VIP customers only. But if you do make it this far you can enjoy cocktails and fine wine. We note that chef Jason Atherton’s already been in...
Follow them on Instagram: @thom__sweeney.
Cha Cha at Sister Jane - browse through the vintage-inspired dresses at this newly-opened flagship store before heading to Cha Cha for all day brunch dishes and cocktails. The terrace is bound to be a big hit.
Thomas's Cafe at Burberry's on Regent's Street: this oh-so-English restaurant is great for afternoon teas and early evening drinks. Currently closed.
Fiorucci on Brewer Street: Their London flagship store features both the Paninaro bar for Italian cocktails and a cafe for coffees and milkshakes. Currently closed
Ralph's Coffee & Bar - head to Polo Ralph Lauren on Regent Street for this equestrian-themed bar and restaurant. Currently closed.
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