Dine in style for London Fashion Week (13 – 17 September 2019) with The Wordrobe’s pick of the city’s most covetable cocktails, menus & mouthfuls
1 Get inspired with Olivia Rubin’s talk at Brasserie of Light
Ready to feel totally transfixed by the magic of fashion? Ahead of this year’s hotly anticipated London Fashion Week, Brassiere of Light is hosting an intimate talk with fashion sensation Olivia Rubin.
Hosted alongside Rosanna Falconer, Founder of digital fashion community, FashMash, the event will take place from 7pm to 9pm in the restaurant’s stunning private dining room, The Pegasus Room.
On arrival, dig into an array of delicious canapés and refreshing Champagne before enjoying an inspiring talk from Olivia. She’ll be divulging stories and anecdotes from her own fascinating personal fashion journey.
From launching her first womenswear line after graduating from Central Saint Martin’s College, to the rebirth of her fashion career years later with her recognisable bright and bold rainbow designs, Olivia will also be shining a light on what will feature in her first London Fashion Week debut show.
When: Monday 9 September
Wallet: £35 per person, click here to purchase your ticket.
Where: 400 Oxford St, Duke St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
2 Devour plant-based Plates at Scarlett Green
Scarlett Green, the flagship site of London’s hottest Aussie-inspired dining destination, the Daisy Green Collection is the perfect spot for a laid-back bite during the madness of London Fashion Week.
Conveniently located just a short walk away from the action in nearby Soho, hungry fashion-week goers will be within moments of the collection’s renowned antipodean cuisine that has celebrated the best of Australian café culture since its humble beginnings.
Avoid feeling stuffed between shows with a healthy plate or three. The series of new plant-based dishes created in collaboration with plant-based studio Plates bring Michelin-star quality and flavour to the buzzing Soho neighbourhood – you’ll love the vegan-friendly creations.
Where: 4 Noel St, Soho, London W1F 8GB
How: For reservations please visit daisygreenfood.com or call 020 3773 6877
3 Get a dim sum fix at Duddell’s
Just a scenic walk along the river away, Duddell’s in the heart of London Bridge will be celebrating the return of London Fashion Week with their new cocktail and dim sum afternoon menus, available at the bar from 3pm-6pm every day.
The perfect pick-me-up between shows, the new cocktail menu takes inspiration from the defining style and individuality of the renowned drinks list from the original Duddell’s in Hong Kong.
Diners can expect favourites such as the Pork siu mai (£7), Har gau (£7), Black pepper duck pumpkin dumpling (£7) Wild mushroom dumpling (£7) and famed Cantonese dim sum symphony (£19).
Enjoy them alongside the new cocktail creations including signatures such as the ‘Imperial Spritz’ (£12), a fruitful blend of Pimms No.1, Chinese black tea, old barrel bitters, Prosecco or the Love (£12) with Absolut Elyx vodka, Aperol, Fair goiji berry liquor, peach, lemon, Cinzano 1757 dry vermouth, whites, a wink from your server.
4 Snack on sushi at Dinings SW3
Hidden in a mews a short tube ride away from the action, Dinings SW3, the second restaurant from the team behind the much–loved Dinings in Marylebone, is set to be one of the top dining destinations this LFW.
Hungry fashionistas will be able to enjoy Dinings SW3’s unique menu prepared by Executive Chef Masaki Sugisaki and his team that showcases a unique style of sushi and sashimi using the freshest seafood from Cornish day boats and local produce wherever possible.
The new seasonal Omakase Tasting Menu spans the breadth of Japanese cuisine – from the restaurant’s signature sushi and ‘tar-tar chips’ to the hot ‘Shuko’ dishes cooked on the traditional Josper grill where meat and fish are cooked ‘Sumiyaki’ over charcoal.
For an after-show tipple, Dinings SW3’s Kurabu lounge will also be offering a new menu of elevated Japanese-inspired street food and cocktails until 11 pm along with the restaurant’s very own brand Sake.
How: Please visit dinings.co.uk/sw3.
Where: Lennox Gardens Mews, Chelsea, London SW3 2JH
5 Fill up on feel-flowing brunch at Nobu Shoreditch
The perfect way to kick-start a busy weekend of shows and style, Nobu Hotel London Shoreditch is hosting their luxurious free-flowing brunch on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September.
A Nobu-style take on the classic brunch, hungry Fashion Week goers will be able to revel in a selection of freshly-made sushi and sashimi from the colourful buffet bar. There’s als a selection of salads and other cold items, including fresh fruit and Asian-style desserts.
Hungry for more? Guests can also order from the A La Carte menu, which features a selection of Japanese twists on classic breakfast dishes, alongside classic Nobu favourites.
Wallet: Prices from £53
How: For reservations please visit nobuhotelshoreditch.com
Where: 10-50 Willow Street, London Ec2a 4bh
6 Sample fusion creations at Monmouth Kitchen
The perfect destination (it’s mere moments from this year’s Fashion Week) Monmouth Kitchen is serving their extensive selection of Italian and Peruvian dishes to the style set looking to refuel between shows.
For something truly unique, order Monmouth Kitchen’s ‘El Dolce Semplice’ afternoon tea which draws inspiration from both the Mediterranean and South America.
Devour a trio of Bruschetta (parmigiana, cherry tomato, spinach & soft cheese) and Salmon & jalapeño tacos – followed by Amaretto scones and Churros with Peruvian chocolate sauce.
How: For reservations please visit monmouthkitchen.co.uk.
Where: 20 Mercer St, London WC2H 9HD
7 Sip limited-edition cocktails at May Fair Bar
Suave sips indeed. May Fair Bar is showcasing an exclusive new selection of cocktails inspired by Osman Yousefzada’s show-stopping collection. Designed to replicate some of his most famed pieces, The Osman Collection cocktails will be available at the restaurant from 9th until 21st September.
The four cocktails will showcase the designer’s love for vibrant colours with the striking collection spanning the breadth of the rainbow. Equally colourful in flavour, fruitful blends include the Pink Flame, Japan Mist, Turquoise Dream and Smokey Wood.
How: For reservations please visit mayfairbar.com
Where: Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT
8 Go for Gold
An absolute ‘it’ destination during London Fashion Week, go for Gold in Notting Hill. The much-loved celebrity hangout, neighbourhood modern European restaurant and late-night bar encapsulates the cosmopolitan spirit of contemporary west London.
Pitstop in the garden room with its luscious green foliage and stripped back interior for a tranquil escape and order from the menu exudeing colour, taste and modern freshness.
Here, dishes focus on produce-led sharing plates and minimal-process cooking in wood ovens or over an open flame.
How: For reservations please visit goldnottinghill.com or call 020 3146 0747
Where: Gold, 95 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2QB
9 Enjoy antics at Annabel’s
Style seekers should make a mecca to nightclub and members’ club, Annabel’s. With a world-renowned reputation dating back to 1963,Annabel’s offers an all-day and all-night experience – perfect for fashion flair at any moment of LFW.
With fans including everyone from Kate Moss to Frank Sinitra, guests can choose between The Mexican, Asian small plates in The Elephant or modern European fare in the Rose Room & Garden.
Where: 46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 5AT
How: Visit annabels.co.uk
10 Celebrate all things chic with Cora Pearl
Keep it chic with a meal at Cora Meal. The sister restaurant to celebrated hotspot Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair, Cora Pearl takes its name from a celebrated British born courtesan who went on to become the party queen of Paris.
The menu devised Kitty Fisher’s head chef George Barson keeps the story alive with a fusion of Gallic and British grub – think fish stew, squash risotto and even Earl Grey ice cream dodgers.
Where: 30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8NA
How: Please visit corapearl.co.uk for more
11 Take your favourite trench to Thomas’s Café
Don your favourite trench and head to Thomas’s at Burberry for its new Classic Afternoon Tea. Tucked away within the Burberry flagship store on 121 Regent Street, this stylish spread is ideal for fashion lovers.
The offering includes a selection of sandwiches, scones and English cakes alongside a passionfruit and milk chocolate Burberry bar which features the house’s famous Monogram.
If all those sweets don’t take your fancy, the breakfast menu is bound to put you in a good mood for the day ahead instead – as will the Gin & Tonic oysters!
Where: 5 Vigo St, Mayfair, London W1S 3HA
How: For reservations, please phone +44 (0)20 3159 1410 or book via OpenTable here.
12 Wake up to The Wolseley
Undeniably a place to see and be seen, this Picadilly powerhouse has celebs, journalists and the fashion set all flocking to its heavy doors.
With the buzz of a grand European cafe (with plenty of people spotting opportunities) book a table and head here for a breakfast of home-made Viennoiserie, classic egg dishes and a full English breakfast. If it’s good enough for the late A.A Gill, it’s certainly good enough for us.
Where: 160 Piccadilly, St James’s, W1J 9EB
How: Please visit thewolseley.com to find out more and make a booking.
13 Try a trio of trendy tipples at Enoteca Rosso
Guests can enjoy a ‘Rosso” Valentino (Campari, Malfy gin Lemon, fresh strawberries & chilli, angostura bitter) as well as the D&G (“Deadly & Glamorous” – vodka, passoa, grapefruit juice, lime juice, gomme syrup, strega Liquor) and a refreshing Guccini (gin del Professore, Chambord, Raspberry puree, prosecco top).
When: 10th – 22nd September.
How: Click here for further details.
Where: 276-280 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6ND
14 Devour debonair dishes at The Beaumont
Located in a listed 1926 Art Deco building, The Colony Grill at The Beaumont is a perfectly poised pitstop.
Drawing inspiration from the traditional Grill Rooms originally found in London and New York, Chef Christian Turner’s dishes feature classics from both sides of the pond.
Prime Rib-Eye Steak, Grilled Dover Sole and Avocado Superfoods Salad – you’ll find them all and more. If you stop by on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays, there’s even the sounds of smooth live jazz to accompany your meal.
Where: 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London W1K 6TF
How: Visit thebeaumont.com to find out more and make a booking.
15 Clink cocktail glasses at The Donovan Bar
Named after close friend of the Forte family and famous photographer Terrence Donovan, who photographed some of the biggest fashion icons in the 60s and 70s, The Donovan Bar is a seriously swish watering hole.
In homage to his photography, drinks-maestro Salvatore Calabrese has created a dedicated cocktail menu – Our Generation – which includes five fashion-based tipples such as Viva Biba, The Twiggy and Model Muse.
To celebrate LFW, this Mayfair bar has created a special, limited edition cocktail just to pay homage to the best seats in the house – the front row. The ‘FROW’ may be blue in colour but it’s certainly not in mood; combining distinct citrus notes with gin and triple sec for colourful creation.
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.
Where: 33 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP
Win with DUKES LONDON and Lock & Co
To celebrate London Fashion Week, the prestigious DUKES LONDON hotel has collaborated with Lock & Co. Hatters to offer the chance of winning a dinner for two at GBR London and two hats from Lock & Co.’s Ready-To-Wear collection, which will be perfectly tailored to your measurements by the Master Hatter himself.
With a prize value of £600, don’t miss out on the chance to win this luxury giveaway
Here’s how to be in with a chance of winning:
1. Follow @dukeslondon @lockhatters and @gbr_london
2. Like the posts announcing the competition
3. Tag the person you would take if you won (Please tag only one person per comment, but you can enter as many times as you like)
Whats’s more, a range of exquisite Lock & Co. hats from throughout the ages will be displayed at DUKES LONDON for guests to view during London Fashion Week, alongside a striking floral installation by floristry experts Your London Florist, creating a dress handcrafted with flowers and foliage. The display will feature a full skirt of white Gypsophila and bodice with detailing of white helichrysum and blue delphinium.
DUKES LONDON’s GBR Bar Manager, Mariantonietta Varamo has also created two special cocktails to mark the collaboration, which will be served from the beginning of London Fashion week and throughout September.
When: Until 17th September
How: Click here for more.