The Handbook
The Handbook

It couldn’t get much better than restaurants with shops. You go in for food, you come out with no life savings and a trolley worth of cheese, but everyone’s a winner because it tastes so darn good! So for a little bit of fine cuisine served with a side of retail, read on:

Rovi

Contrary to popular belief, a restaurant revolving around vegetables can be mind-blowingly delicious. Roasted tomatoes, potatoes, carrots-You name it, Rovi can do it all. Whether you are a health nut or just prefer the cozy ambience of cooking over fire, you are sure to enjoy the seasonal vegetarian dishes with cocktails fit to complement each one. Additionally, a range of tableware is sold in an on site shop, from glasses and plates to beautiful hand-painted napkins that will impress you just about as much as your meal has.

Where: 59 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, W1A 3AE
Website: www.ottolenghi.co.uk

Champagne + Fromage

An absolute gem of a find in Covent Garden, Champagne Plus Fromage bring rustic fare and fizz to London and allows guests to learn all about the products in specialised (and super fun) Champagne and cheese tastings. You’ll wander down to a room that oozes all things French, away from the madding crowd, and try the most delicious products including artisan cheese, cured meat and preserves from across France. The bonus? You can then go and purchase all you’ve eaten at the heaving shop upstairs. It’s a must-visit venue with a must-shop shop!

Where: 22 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DD
Website: www.champagneplusfromage.co.uk

Fortnum & Mason

The 90 seat restaurant and bar is the perfect place to drop down your shopping bags and grab a bite to eat. Located in the central courtyard of the retail centre the venue rotates a seasonal menu. This rest is only momentary and you will surely find yourself roaming into the adjoined Fortnum & Mason shop, where you can bring home an assortment of gifts and culinary souvenirs or get dessert at the confectionary counter.

Where: 181 Piccadilly
Website: www.fortnumandmason.com

Lundenwic

Time to put on your RBF (Resting Brunch Face) at Lundenwic Pavilion with avocado toast served every which way and a steaming cup of tea of your liking. This spot is not only Instagrammable worthy with its origami-like exterior, but includes a shop inside with a selection of cookbooks, cutlery and even a range of stylish T-shirts and bags that will have you both brunching and shopping till you drop.

Where: 355-359 Strand, London WC2R 0HS
Website: www.lundenwic.com

The Life Goddess

Amalthea, Zeus’ mother, is the goddess of life and while she permanently resides in Greek folklore, her generative spirit has been manifested in this Central London shop. Their ‘from scratch’ mantra and traditional Greek dishes comprise their delicious menu. Freshness is an abundance at TGL, whose dynamic venue is a deli, restaurant, and store for their pre-packaged products and golden goat branded gifts.

Where: Carnaby Street, Soho, W1B 5PW
Website: www.thelifegoddess.com

Bluebird Chelsea

Enjoy a classic breakfast or steak dinner at this chic European restaurant and bar. Whether you are stopping by for a quick tea or winding down with a glass of wine, you are certain to enjoy yourself at Bluebird. Recently, this hot spot has opened a new flagship clothing store that offers only the finest in luxury fashion, beauty, home, lifestyle, and food.

Where: 350 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Imperial Wharf (0.8 miles)
Website: www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk

The Wolseley

A Proper Piccadilly café with a capital P. Open all-day with breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch, and dinner menus, their inspiration is drawn from the grand European café tradition. Once finished with your main course you can navigate over to the Wolseley Shop, where you can find a Wolseley stamped memento.

Where: 160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.1 miles)
Website: www.thewolseley.com

Nathalie

Have you ever felt high-class while ordering takeaway? Juan Santa Cruz’s recently launched Nathalie has joined the upscale takeaway trend and is taking it by storm. Stop by on your lunch break and fill up on delectable Mediterranean cuisine that will certainly have you going back for more. Souvenirs from the sleek hot spot can be found in the restaurant shop- offering fine napkins,table linens, oil lamps and salt and pepper mills, with each item showcasing Cruz’s unique style.

Where: Nathalie, 7 Hanover Square, W1S 1HQ
Website: www.nathaliemayfair.london

Tapas Brindisa Battersea

The bull branded company started as a product company, which imported fresh Spanish ingredients and pre-packaged recipes from Spain to the UK. It was the passion project of Monika Linton, who had become fascinated with Spanish culture at a young age from the stories of her wanderlust biking grandfather traveling the cities of Spain. When an opportunity arose in the early 2000s to take up a storefront in Borough she seized it and started the first of many acclaimed Brindisa restaurants that are now all around London.

Now running prosperously for over 30 years Brindisa has been cultivating a love for Spanish culture and cuisine through its restaurants, commercial properties, and wholesale business.

Where: Unit 25, Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, London SW11 8EZ
Website: www.brindisakitchens.com

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