Is your credit-crunch neck ache interfering with your Christmas-shopping trip? Vapiano on Portland Street is fighting the economic slump by reviving worried, tired shoppers with free spa treatments along with fresh Italian meals. Statistics show that eighty percent of consumers are more likely to continue shopping after a rejuvenating break.

Spread over two floors, Vapiano specializes in fresh, Italian, made-to-order foods combined with fast and easy self-servicing cards for free manicures, hand and shoulder massages, face mapping, and beauty advice. Rejuvenating services are provided by students from The London College of Massage, London Beauty Academy, and London School of Reflexology. Companies like Dermalogica are also sharing the pampering responsibilities.

Large, comfortable sofas downstairs allow diners to lounge beside an open fireplace, whilst the upstairs bar area offers a sleek atmosphere. Diners can choose from pasta, favourite pizza toppings and salad combinations. Fragrant pots of thyme and basil on each table encourage diners to customise their dishes using the fresh seasoning.
Along with coffees and teas, Vapiano’s bar offers beer, classic cocktails, and an Italian wine list.

Vapiano is open From eleven am – midnight, 7 Days A Week; 19-21 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 8QB For more information call 020 7268 0080 or visit online at