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london fashion weekFashion is transient by its very nature, so it's always a devil to work out where the most fashionable restaurant in London is during London Fashion Week (20-24 February 2015)..

So just to make it really easy for fashion folk to find somewhere decent to eat and drink, we've picked out a few of our favourite bars and restaurants close to where London's main catwalk shows are taking place.


Somerset House

Most of the shows take place here, just off the Strand. Kickstart your day with a single estate tea or a decent coffee at the Fernandez and Wells housed in the refurbished East Wing. Another good bet for a morning meeting or to blog what you've just seen is Villiers Coffee Company and Dining Room.

After the shows, for drinks the nearest place to head is going to be newly-opened Pennesthorne's Cafe Bar at Somerset House. Try the curated list of cocktails or the flight of fizz. Alternatively there's always the American Bar at The Savoy or the Martini Bar at Christopher's.

As for food, there's really only one place you're going to want to be seen in for London Fashion Week and that's Skye Gyngell's Spring. With all that natural light, and super-fashionably attired waiters getting a good table here is going to be as hard as a front row seat at the shows.

Top Shop - Tate Britain

The Top Shop show is taking place at Tate Britain which is more of a challenging area when trying to find stylish places to meet and eat. If the gallery's Rex Whistler restaurant is open, then that's a natural lunch spot, particularly with its impressive wine list. Across the river in Vauxhall, Dirty Burger's a fun spot to get a fast food fix if you haven't much time. 

If you don't mind heading slightly further afield, The Goring isn't too far from here and has a timeless elegance that'll match anything you're wearing.


More London Fashion Week foodie fun

Oysters and fizz: J Sheekey Oyster Bar has a fabulously low-cal offer on right now until 1 March where half a dozen West Mersea Pearl Oysters and a glass of Pol Roger Pure will set you back just £18.75.

Couture cocktails: Over at Tower Bridge, cocktail bar TwoRuba has come up with a range of drinks inspired by the week's fashionable goings-on, including the Brr-Berry (see what they did there?) featuring British frozen berries, muddled with crisp, clear gin and served in a frosted jam jar.

Virtuous puddings: At Marylebone restaurant Sixtyone, they've come up with a special lunch menu for LFW featuring good-for-you puddings like Braeburn Apple with Speculoos Biscuit and Coconut Oil Sorbet. Enjoy two courses for £18 or three for £22 (includes a LFW cocktail).

Tea for the gluten free: Also in Marylebone, 108 Pantry is putting on a special gluten-free afternoon tea for LFW featuring rosewater meringues and lemon polenta drizzle cake together glass of award-winning Nyetimber Classic Cuvée English sparkling wine, all for just £12.50 per person.

Fashion disasters: Matters are a bit more tongue-in-cheek at the Riding House Cafe where the theme is fashion mishaps - LFW cocktails include The Mankini Martini and White Socks and Sandals Sazerac.

Designer tea: And of course, don't forget the newMatthew Williamson afternoon tea which is currently wowing folk over at Balthazar.


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