Who doesn’t love a luxury lunch in London? I’ve lived in London for just over a year and decided its about time that I shared a few of my favourite places to eat in the city. I’ve been to Thomas’ Cafe a couple of times and its quickly become one of my favourite places for a catch up with friends and loved ones.
Thomas’ Cafe is a bit of a hidden gem. Its the lovechild of Burberry, attached to their flagship store on Regent Street and much quieter than you’d expect for its location. Its the epitome of British dining with 1940’s inspired decor and a calm space away from the busy streets. The cafe is split across two floors with a relaxed downstairs for coffee and slightly more formal first floor for dining. I’ve actually been to Thomas’ Cafe for afternoon tea before, but as there is a new lunch menu, I couldn’t resist taking a friend for a pre-LFW treat.
The cafe is open from 8am-8pm catering for all meals of the day, but mostly famed for its lunch menu. The new recipe menu is luxurious with plenty of options to choose from, whether you want a light bite or full meal. The prices are reasonable and range between £9 and £25 depending on your selection (they serve lobster too..). To be honest, for London its one of the less expensive ‘luxury’ places to dine despite the luxurious feel! On this particular occasion, I decided to try the toasted Sutton Hoo chicken while Sam chose the Bertha-grilled lemon sole alongside an array of sides and bites. My personal favourite was the damson jam Cumberland sausages – a delicious extra if you’re peckish.
I would definitely recommend trying the Thomas Cafe for lunch if you’re in the city. The best time to dine is usually early afternoon mid-week as it tends to be fairly quiet.