Where To Dine: London Fashion Week

Strike a pose – London Fashion Week (15th – 19th September) is almost here, and with the catwalk action comes a host of culinary treats to Choo-se from.

From lusciously light lunches to couture cocktails, here’s where to find London’s most delicious offerings.

Saviour Skye Gyngell’s London Fashion Week Lunch


Skye Gyngell, of critically acclaimed restaurant Spring, located in Somerset House, has created a set lunch menu available exclusively for the stylish celebrations. Priced at a democratic £15 and designed to be served and eaten as a pit stop between shows, the offering will simply comprise a daily changing salad, a freshly squeezed juice or house-made cordial and for those with a sweet tooth, a scoop of ice cream.

The salads, reflecting Skye’s signature cooking style of fresh, simple plates of food, include ‘Corn, cucamelon and Fern Verrow heritage tomatoes with tea smoked trout and pickled tomatillo dressing’.

When: 15th -19th September
Where: Somerset House, Lancaster Place London WC2R 1LA
How: Phone 020 3011 0115 or click here to make a booking

Sip on haute couture cocktail at Bon Vivant 

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Bloomsbury restaurant Bon Vivant has added a trio of limited edition Fashion Week Cocktails to its bar menu. Inspired by all things stylish, choose from the Louboutin-inspired Six Inches, made with passion fruit, lime juice, vodka, Grenadine and Maraschino; the Tongue in Chic, with lemon juice, Limoncello, Frangelico and egg white and Dressed to the Wines – red vermouth, Campari with sparkling wine and a slice of orange.  Priced at £10 each, any guest with a LFW pass can indulge for free provided they order lunch or dinner from the à la carte menu.

When: Available until 22nd September
Where: Bon Vivant, 75-77 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AP
How: Phone 020 7713 6111 or click here to make a booking

Life’s a drag at The Ivy Soho Brasserie’s Drag Queen Brunch

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On Sunday 17 September, The Ivy Soho Brasserie is hosting a playful Drag Queen Brunch to celebrate LFW. Set within the heart of Soho, guests who dine for brunch between 11am – 4pm will be greeted and hosted by two fabulous drag queens – Tiffaney Wells and Adora – to ignite their dining experience.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie’s brunch menu will be available from 11am – 4pm featuring an array of The Ivy Collection classic dishes, such as chicken Milanese, hot buttermilk pancakes and the melting chocolate bombe. Tiffaney Wells and Adora will be the Maître D’ for the day and will ensure an experience with vibrant entertainment to excite and engage guests throughout their meal.

When: 17 September, 11am – 4pm
Where: 6-28 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8JB
How: Phone 0203 301 1166 or click here to make a booking

The Skinny Veni Makes a Comeback 

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London’s favourite Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild will be seving their Skinny Veni for the stylish occasion. The bun, beef patty and chips have all been stripped from the iconic burger making it a high protein, low carb option for fashionistas.

When: 15th – 19th September
Where: 65 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7PS
How: Phone 020 7637 0510 or click here to make a booking

Enjoy an ‘apapitif’ with Ping Pong’s Paparazzi cocktail


Embrace the action with this stylish sip from Ping Pong. Think Jim Beam Double Oak, Mirabelle plum, mint, earl-grey and soda water, served in a camera lens – and gone in a flash.

Where: Locations across London – see here for the full list.

Go nuts for Squirrel 


South Kensington’s healthy hangout, Squirrel will be taking their bespoke salad bar on the road and down the cat walk. As the official caterer for leading, London fashion brand, Joseph, supporting their show on the 18th September, watch out on Instagram for #NutsAboutFashion to see what the models are eating backstage this year. Plus, head straight to South Kensington to get a bowlful from the fashionable salad bar.

Where: 11 Harrington Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3ES
How: Phone 020 7589 9333 or click here to make a booking 

Try the ‘I Am Fashion’ package at Blake’s Hotel 

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Blakes Hotel has partnered with British designer Matthew Williamson, to create the perfect package for fashionistas and style gurus alike throughout September. Renowned for its elegant style, Matthew Williamson recently designed the newly launched courtyard at the hotel, and has now collaborated to offer a special LFW package.

The offering includes a night’s stay in one of the 45 individually designed rooms, plus gifts including a signed Matthew Williamson print and colouring book – as well as a pampering  Blakes Goodie bag, which comes filled with a bespoke Blakes hand fan, pocket tissue, lip balm, reusable water bottle, bottle and can opener and lastly poncho for that unexpected September rain shower.

Ahead of a day shopping or runway shows, guests can enjoy a healthy breakfast in the courtyard or Blakes restaurant, including a variety of energy boosting breakfast choices such as Chai Seeds & Coconut Cream Pudding, Egg White Omelette with Kale and Gluten Free Muffins served alongside a Matcha Latte.

When: The I Am Fashion Package is available to book through the month of September. T&CS apply – dependent on availability.
Where: 33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF
How: To book, please email reservations@blakeshotels.com or call +44 (0)20 7370 6701


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