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London Fashion Week S/S 2017: Restaurant Guide


London is the place to be this September, for the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of London Fashion Week will be on in full swing. Calendars have been marked and tickets have been booked as the fashion world awaits one of the biggest fashion storms of the year.

While you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the ramp shows and pop-up events, you’d certainly need little breaks every now and then to treat your senses to good food and drink. Here’s a low down on the best cafes and restaurants around the LFW venues where you can rejuvenate and nourish in style. Check out our hand-picked suggestions below:

Nordic Bakery

A chic catfishing out scrumptious Scandinavian fare and delicious coffee, Nordic Bakery is a favourite with London Fashion Week regulars. Their unassumingly good cinnamon buns and rye bread sandwiches are served fresh out of the oven. A few minutes’ walks from the LFW main venue and with a serene ambience and unique menu, this quaint establishment is a no-brainer.

Where: 14a Golden Square, London W1F 9JG

nordic bakery golden square soho
Nordic Bakery Golden Square Soho

Señor Ceviche

This Peruvian wonder promises to tease your tastebuds with its flavourful ceviches, sizzling barbeque, fresh salads and an array of street food. Make sure to order their melt-in-the-mouth Chifa Chicharrones and juicy Super Pollo. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to say Hola to the ever-fashionable Señor of the ceviches.

Where: Kingly Court, Carnaby London, W1B 5PW0207

senor ceviche
Senor Ceviche, Carnaby London

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle is London’s famously infamous 40th-floor round-the-clock restaurant. With its mix of quirky cocktails, European food made with fresh seasonal ingredients, and a bird’s eye view of the Big City, this place is a sure-shot winner. Its signature item, The Duck and Waffle, has it all – waffles, duck confit, a fried duck egg and maple syrup – and has to (has to!) be tried when you’re there.

Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

The Duck and Waffle
The Duck and Waffle (Source)


Hoppers Named after the signature Sri Lankan dish Appam (somehow contorted into ‘Hopper’ by British colonists, go figure), Hoppers is a very modern, no-reservation Sri Lankan restaurant a stone’s throw away from the action at the London Fashion Week. The place lures you in with its aroma of coconut, curry and fragrant spices. Try the hopper with fried egg, hot butter devilled shrimps, the dosa and their wide selection of cocktails.

Where: 49 Frith Street, Soho W1D 4SG

Hopper with fried egg (picture: Sophia Evans for the Observer)
Hopper with a fried egg (picture: Sophia Evans for the Observer)

Drake & Morgan

Your best bet for an evening of ‘healthy’ intoxication, Drake & Morgan concocts inimitably low-calorie cocktails, especially during the fashion week. You can try the Reina Cubano: Cuban Queen (209 calories) and the Skinny Superfood Collins (175 calories) for starters. And of course, for those who aren’t on a weight watch, the entire yummy menu is your oasis.

Where: King’s Cross, 6 Pancras Road, London N1C 4AG


An elegant French restaurant that distinguishes itself on Greek Street, l’escargot is a five minutes walk from Brewer Street Car Park but miles away from the push and shove of the fashion industry. It offers a classic French menu including specialities like lobster bisque, snails and steak tartare. Complement your meal with a choice of the finest French wines and round it up with their famous chocolate souffle a taste of heaven in the middle of London.

Where: 48 Greek Street, Soho W1D 4EF

L'Escargot: Restaurant, Bar, Club Prive (Source)
L’Escargot: Restaurant, Bar, Club Prive (Source)
Lescargot Soho London
Lescargot Soho London

Plan your days with this list in mind and you are bound to have the best of both worlds at the LFW.

Get your best suits out – LFW Spring/Summer 2017 is here!


The London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017

The London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 is just around the corner, and are we super excited or what? Did you know that London was the first city in the world to hold a Fashion Week? Come be a part of history at this year’s second edition of LFW, from September 16 to 20, and get an insider’s perspective on the styles that are set to dominate the global fashion scene in the spring/summer of 2017.

The international press, buyers, industry bigwigs, fashionistas, designers, models, bloggers and paparazzi will all be vying for attention this September at what is one of the ‘Big Four’ Fashion Weeks in the world. Like last time, all the major designers and fashion houses will be showcasing their collections at Brewer Street Car Park in Soho. Unlike the quaint and cobblestoned Somerset House, where the shows were held until 2015, the new venue is very modern, very concrete, and with an ultra-chic feel to it.

Brewer Street Car Park is also close to important retail spaces – think Bond Street, Oxford Street – where you can check out the best designer showrooms and stock up on designer wear. People travel to London all year round to shop – why not take extra advantage of your being there while the streets are overflowing with the latest fashion?

And if you are one of the lucky few who have tickets to the big shows, you are in for a treat. In addition to the high fashion and celebrated models you’ll get to witness on the ramp, you could also play spot-the-celeb in the front rows. Burberry and Topshop Unique tend to be all-time favourites for some serious celeb-spotting. Do you know why? Because they fly in the most stylish stars from across the world precisely to up their stellar quotient and ensure a swanky turnout!

headonism london fashion week-2016
Headonism London Fashion week 2016

Worried you might miss out on all the fun because you don’t have tickets to the biggie events Despair not because London Fashion Weekend will be held right after LFW, at the same venue, just for you! The four-day event is focused on retail and offers a line-up of trendy catwalk shows by top designers. Expect some excellent shopping opportunities over the weekend, including carefully curated designer wear collections from all the big names in international fashion. And what’s the best part of the London Fashion Weekend All the clothes are discounted. (Are those cries of joy I hear)

If you’ve had your fill of the runway at the main venue and shopped enough to fill all your bags, head over to central London for some of the “off-schedule” events, such as On|Off and Vauxhall Fashion Scout, organised by private-funded groups at other venues. Most important, don’t forget to take a break from fashion-hunting every now and then to check out the bars and cafes lining the streets of Soho and central London. There’s a restaurant in London for every tongue and pocket!

Following are the dates of the London Fashion Week 2016/2017:

  1. London Fashion Week September 2016
    16th – 20th September 2016
  2. London Fashion Week February 2017
    17th – 21st February 2017
  3. London Fashion Week September 2017
    15th – 19th September 2017