The Fashion Designer Cafes You Need To Visit In London

 

Thomas’s Cafe by Burberry 

Discover Thomas's, a dining experience from Burberry. Named after founder Thomas Burberry, the café can be found within their 121 Regent Street flagship in London. Serving an all-day menu of British classics, from breakfast to afternoon tea through to champagne and oysters, Thomas's menu is based on the finest seasonal produce from small farmers and artisan suppliers across Britain.

 
 

5 Vigo Street, W1S 3HA, burberry.com.


Marchesi 1824 by Prada 


Pasticceria Marchesi has embodied Milanese style since 1824. Excellent specialties, elegant spaces and impeccable service have accompanied moments of conviviality imbued with artisanal taste and sophisticated creativity.

Founded by the Marchesi family, the pastry shop is a hub of excellence where to fully experience the Milanese spirit of good taste. Immune from passing fads, Pasticceria Marchesi has remained faithful to its traditions steeped in history and to its artisanal products. Then as now, all specialties are prepared the old-fashioned way; skilfully handmade, using high quality ingredients.

 
 

117 Mount Street, W1K 3LA, pasticceriamarchesi.com.


Fendi Cafe at Harrods 


Fashion, food and Fendi — Italy's greatest exports — have come together for a truly stylish dining experience at the FENDI CAFFE on the Fifth Floor. Taking over The Brompton Deli, the must-see space is bedecked with FF graphics in a striking monochrome décor imagined by artist Joshua Vides.

As for the menu, you'll be spoilt for choice with the very best of Italian food, from tempting breakfasts with your morning cappuccino to filled focaccias for lunch. Indulge larger appetites with full-course repasts of antipasti, insalate (the beef carpaccio is a house special) and mains of lasagne, aubergine parmagiana and more. Buon appetito!

 
 

87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL, harrods.com.


Ralph’s Coffee & Bar by Ralph Lauren


Introducing Ralph’s Coffee & Bar, Ralph Lauren’s first dining destination in London and Mayfair’s new hotspot for coffee, cocktails, bar snacks, and shared plates.

Echoing the warm, sophisticated, clublike atmosphere of The Polo Bar in New York City, the café décor pays homage to Ralph Lauren’s trademark equestrian sensibilities. The interior features a brass-topped bar, saddle-leather banquettes, and equestrian-themed art hung against dark wood paneling and green billiard cloth. An intimate oasis in the heart of Mayfair, the café seats 24, with 12 additional seats at the bar.

 
 

173 Regent Street, W1B 4JQ, ralphlauren.co.uk.


Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market

Inside luxury arcadia Dover Street Market, this minimalist cafe is the work of Rose Carrarini, whose Paris bakery became a cult hit with French fashionistas. Carrarini is the sister of Adrian Joffe, who founded both Dover Street Market and the Commes Des Garçons label with his wife, fashion designer Rei Kawakubo. 

On the top floor of Dover Street Market’s breathtaking new store, Rose Bakery is the perfect shopping pit-stop. The original opened in 2002 in Paris, and with its resolutely English menu it was expected to fail spectacularly. It didn’t – it turns out the French have a hankering for English grub.

 
 

18-22 Haymarket, SW1Y 4DG, doverstreetmarket.com.

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