London Fashion Week fever hits over 16-20 September. Here’s our pick of the best restaurants around Soho for all-day feasting and top offers, as well as a few luxurious menu additions around town. Fill up!
Catwalk Comida Menu: Señor Ceviche
Head to Señor Ceviche in Kingly Court, just a stone’s throw from all the action of London Fashion Week, for a special Catwalk Comida menu from 16-20 September.
Don’t miss: Priced at just £25pp, your feast will begin with a Guava Bellini paired with Señor’s signature Quinoa and cheddar croquettas with aji ricotto and pineapple salsa. Feast on Sea bass ceviche with buttermilk tiger’s milk and crispy Jerusalem artichoke; dig into Polla a la brasa with coriander yoghurt; and Coliflor quemada (burnt cauliflower) with aji limo, piquillo pepper, soured cream and black sesame. There’s also a few sides thrown in including Quinoa Soltera and Nikkei Greens.
And dessert? It’s a Peruvian Mess with strawberries, raspberries, pisco, meringue, yoghurt sorbet and chia. Buen Provecho!
Señor Ceviche | First Floor, Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW
‘Drink Pink’ and Snacks: Rawligion
Head to Rawligion, London’s latest plant-based café, inspired by the raw food trends of America’s east coast, which aims to take us back to nature and offer an innovative selection of takeaway dishes, smoothies, cold brew and desserts.
Don’t miss: The “Pretty in Pink” – a drink packed with botanical ingredients to help boost skin radiance. This tonic blends together healing and nutrient rich ingredients including rose, burdock, schizandra, rhodiola, aloe, eleutheroccus and pomegranate! If you’re unsure of all the herbs, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for anyone craving refreshment during London Fashion Week.
Grab a healthy and tasty snack to keep you going including Raw Chocolate Truffles, Cauliflower Sushi and Mulberry & Baobab Bars.
Rawligion | 3 Tottenham Street, W1T 2AF London
£5 Aperitivo Time: Polpetto
Be transported to summer evenings in Venice with Aperitivo Time at POLPO and Polpetto.
Deeply rooted in Venetian culture, as the evenings begin, the bars will fill with people unwinding with their favourite cocktail and a few snacks. This is a relaxing spot after front row LFW action with good food and good drink. Just do as they do in Italy!
Must try: Enjoy a Spritz, Cynar Gin Fizz or Negroni, accompanied with snacks including black truffle crisps, Bella di Cerignola olives and tuna and leek crostini. Aperitivo Time is every day from 4pm-6pm.
Polpetto | 1 Berwick Street London W1F 0PL
POLPO Soho | 41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB
Tapas and Complimentary LFW Cocktails: Ember Yard
Just a five minute walk away from the buzz of London Fashion Week you’ll find Ember Yard providing the quick and easy post-show spot for tapas and creative cocktails. And if you have a LFW wristband, you’ll receive a complimentary welcome cocktail on arrival. Win!
Must try: Taking inspiration from Spanish and Italian methods of cooking over charcoal, Ember Yard serves a menu of artisan cheese and charcuterie and small plates for sharing. Go for the Char Grilled Iberico Pork Ribs with quince glaze, summer squash and sage; Cornish Plaice Cerviche with cucumber and coriander; and the Slow Cooked Beetroot with burnt carrot puree, goats’ curd and oregano.
Ember Yard | 60 Berwick St, London W1F 8SU
Gold Leaf Dim Sum: Bright Courtyard
Bright Courtyard have launched a unique Gold Leaf Dim Sum to tie in not only with their fifth birthday but to also celebrate the fashionable catwalk. Bright Courtyard opened following the success of their original restaurant in Shanghai, specialising in authentic dim sum, modern Cantonese and traditional Shanghai cuisine with a twist.
Don’t miss: The Gold Leaf dumpling with lobster and abalone. Head to this luxurious Baker Street location, within walking distance of both Mayfair and Marylebone High Street for a dim sum feast.
Bright Courtyard | 43-45 Baker St, London W1U 8EW
Ramen, booze and music: Bone Daddies
Loud and bang in the centre of Soho, Bone Daddies will serve you quick bowls of delicious ramen. Think oozing flavour-packed broth, paired with rich, tasty ingredients, this is perfect comfort food after busy front row viewing, paired with a Frozen Yuzu Margarita.
Don’t miss: Go classic with the Tonkotsu Ramen with chashu pork, spring onion and 20 hour pork bone broth; or turn up the heat with the Prince of Darkness, with fried pork, chilli, wood ear mushroom and padron peppers. Be warned – it comes with a caution label!
Look out for the late night menu for £15 – choose one snack, one drink, and one ramen, if you’re dining between 10.30pm-11.30pm between Thursday-Saturday.
Bone Daddies | 31 Peter St, London W1F 0AR
Steamed buns and Xiao Chi: BAO
The menu offers steamed milk buns, including our favourite, the confit pork bao with pork belly, pork sauce, hot sauce and dried shallots providing instant waves of savoury flavours and crunch. There’s endless umami to be found with some of the Xiao Chi – small snacks commonly found as street food sold in markets in mainland China or Taipei in Taiwan, perfect for sharing.
Don’t miss: The trotter nuggets are a must, along with the aged beef rump cap – slivers of beautiful pink beef dressed in aged white soy sauce. For chicken-lovers, the Taiwanese fried chicken with hot sauce, adds some crunch to the mix, and the guinea fowl chi shiang rice is perfectly presented. Not to mention delicious.
Bao | 53 Lexington Street, London W1F 9AS
£5 Espresso Martini cocktails: Soho Grind
From Flat Whites to Iced Coffees, head to Soho Grind for a caffeine fix, from morning ’til late evening.
Don’t miss: Espresso isn’t just for mornings. Make it a cocktail with the Espresso Martini with Grind House espresso, Reyka vodka and sugar. Espresso Martinis are £5 throughout LFW when purchased with snacks. That’s one fine looking snack, we say!
Soho Grind | 19 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9RP
The Fashion Cocktail: Smith & Wollensky
Don’t miss: ‘The Fashion Fruit’ made for the ladies. Made with sweet and fruity flavours as well as Sauvignon Blanc, then perfectly balanced with Tanqueray 10 – this drink aspires to be all things that an empowered member of the fash-pack needs!
Smith & Wollensky | The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, WC2N 6HT