Sep 14, 2017 | By Sarah Owen
Sep 14, 2012
Give us your tired, your hungry…oh wait, that was last week! This time around, we are headed to jolly ol’ England for London Fashion Week- the land of Devonshire cream, summer berry compote and bangers and mash. Here are our top favorite places in London to relax with good friends and a glass of wine after a long day of fashion and excitement.
W Lounge @ The W Hotel, 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6QF / +44 (0) 207 758 1000, Friday Sep 14 – Tuesday Sep 18, 2-5pm daily
Being British, the designer trio behind Sister by Sibling – Cozette McCreery, Sid and Joe Bates find that a cup of tea, a nice biscuit and a laugh tends to make everything alright. In honor of London Fashion Week, they are curating an Afternoon Tea Salon at the W Hotel- from the music playlist, the staff uniforms to the bespoke Pink Leopard biscuits and Purple haze Victoria sponge. This is an experience for everyone from fashionistas to sweet enthusiasts to enjoy. Hurrah!
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 9DR / 44 (0)20 8983 7900
Neighborhood: Bethnal Green/Hackney
Head Chef Tom Collins has been at the helm of Bistrotheque since they opened in May 2004. With his team he produces a simple menu inspired by French bistro and British classics, offering an airy warehouse type of atmosphere. Bistroteque also serves an excellent brunch with live piano on the weekends and is known for its special cabaret room downstairs.
70 Charlotte Street W1T 4QG / 44 (0)20 7637 7770
This new charming champagne bar serves a delicious selection of ten different style hotdogs, try the Sloppy Joe or K- Dawg (kimchi, fermented red bean paste and lettuce). Perfectly fusing street food with a gourmet champagne selection, Bubbledog is fun, glamorous and unexpected.
36 Dean Street W1D 4PS / 44 (0)20 7432 4800
After the imminent success of the original Mayfair restaurant, Burger & Lobster recently opened a second branch on bustling Dean Street in Soho. Serving burgers, lobster and lobster rolls only, at B&L your menu choice will be easier than at most eateries. A relaxed atmosphere and delicious cocktails, this is the perfect spot for some seriously stylish comfort food indulgence.
39 Whitfield Street W1T 2SF / 44 (0)20 7323 1544
This is the first solo venture by Ollie Dabbous, former head chef at Michelin star awarded restaurant Texture. The industrial chic setting comprises an upstairs dining room serving modern European cuisine and a stylish basement cocktail bar specializing in seasonal cocktails with a twist such as the tasty Sloe Gin Punch.
69-71 Dean Street W1D 3SE / 44 (0)2074341775
With a Georgian decor and vintage armchairs and chandeliers, the Dean Street Townhouse restaurant serves comfy seasonal British cuisine sourced from producers in the UK and Ireland.
9 Old Compton Street W1D 5JF / 44 (0)20 7758 4100
Don’t be fooled by the ‘Sex Shop’ sign, La Bodega Negra is well-hidden in a Soho basement and serves some of the best Mexican food in town. The dark and stylish décor makes this the perfect place to sample a selection of excellent tequila-based cocktails and delicious Mexican cuisine.
56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ / 44 (0)2077291888
At Pizza East expect to see the legendary ten-inch pizzas covered in the likes of duck sausage with shaved artichokes, before finishing up with a little something sweet like the salted chocolate caramel tart. Dining at the Pizza Bar offers a prime view of the wood-burning ovens or you can enjoy the resident DJ in a chic industrial-designed setting.
Kings Cross Filling Station, Goods Way N1C 4UR / 44 (0)20 8880 6111
Neighborhood: Kings Cross
House in an old petrol station destined for demolition in 2014, this fashionable pop-up eatery is a new project from the clever people behind the much-loved East London restaurant Bistrotheque. Hidden behind Kings Cross station, Shrimpy’s is set in a striking modernist building just by the canal, making it the perfect setting for an intimate date or special celebration. Serving upscale American grub, the crab burger is a signature dish.
61 Rupert Street W1D 7PW
Don’t be fooled that you have landed in the hip Lower East side of New York when visiting this small but seriously stylish restaurant. A homage to cool New York City living, at Spuntino you can sample updated American diner food including ‘Sliders’ (mini hamburgers), Mac & Cheese and a super-classy version of the classic American peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
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