It seems shoes, TVs, sporting equipment and end of season fashions aren’t the only things on sale this January. Here is a round up of some of London’s top spots to grab a bite to eat or a sneaky drink, after midday of course, between rampant bargain grabbing. Not only for lunching ladies these restaurants offer some great deals after hours and on weekends. Located in the city’s best shopping streets, here you can sup on sushi, annihilate afternoon tea, pig out on pasta or gorge on granita. We’ve got something for everyone here.
Senkai – a vibrant new modern-Japanese restaurant and Late Lounge on Regent Street – has announced the dates for its Senkai January Sale. From 4 – 31 January, savvy shoppers will be able to snap up great value sushi and cocktails alongside their designer bargains. Following the restaurant’s neighbouring high-profile retailers – Liberty, Selfridges, Kurt Geiger – 20 covers enjoying the a la carte menu will be discounted to reflect sales throughout the West End, starting at 50% off in week one and ending the month with 75% off. Please see attached release for further details.
THE RIDING HOUSE CAFÉ – www.ridinghousecafe.co.uk
Located just a stone’s throw from London’s favourite shopping streets, The Riding House Cafe is the perfect pit-stop for those looking to recharge after a busy day’s shopping with its new afternoon tea. The main bar is laden high with cookies, macaroons, meringues, pretty loaf tins and cakes depending on what the chefs have whipped up that morning. Pop in for a quick cup of coffee or tea and a slice of cake or two to refuel before heading back to the shops. Tea and cake at The Riding House Cafe starts from £5.
GELUPO – www.gelupo.com
To keep the stamina going this January, sales shoppers can pop into Jacob Kenedy’s much acclaimed Soho gelateria, Gelupo, for an espresso gelato or granita. New late night opening times mean that shoppers needing a ‘pick me up’ can take a break at any time until 11pm Monday-Thursday, 1am Friday- Saturday and 10pm on Sundays.
CHABROT – www.chabrot.co.uk
Critically acclaimed Chabrot will introduce an incredibly good value set menu exclusively for the January sales, available throughout January. The menu, comprised of light bites has been designed specifically for Knightsbridge shoppers looking for a quick and revitalising pit stop, by ex-Le Gavroche chef, Thierry Laborde. For those not detoxing each menu comes with a glass of Bouvet wine, produced by one of the most established wineries in Saumurois, France
YAUATCHA – www.yauatcha.com/soho
Whilst taking advantage of the January sales in Soho, why not grab a quick dim sum lunch at the Michelin starred Yauatcha. The all day dining restaurant is the ideal destination for a casual grazing lunch, with the menu featuring dishes such as scallop shui mai and steamed vegetable dumplings. Yauatcha is also famed for its specialist teas, with many known to help the energy levels, making it the perfect accompaniment for tired shoppers.
FORNATA – http://www.fornata.com
Newly opened rustic Italian restaurant, Fornata, on Kingly Street, is a perfect pit stop for hungry shoppers during the January sales. The restaurant offers an affordable and informal all day dining menu, featuring quick bites such as traditional southern Italian dishes of Sardella and Pollo alla Diavola, fresh from their open fire oven. Fornata also boasts a long cocktail and dining bar, where lone diners can choose from the full food and drink menus or simply order some antipasti.
THE MOUNT ST DELI – www.themountstreetdeli.co.uk
In recent years, Mount Street in Mayfair has become a haven of designer boutiques from Nicholas Kirkwood and Christian Louboutin to Roland Mouret, Marc Jacobs and Jenny Packham. The Mount Street Deli offers the perfect pit-stop for breakfast, tea and cakes or a light lunch.
SKETCH – www.sketch.uk.com/
The ever fashionable sketch restaurant on Conduit Street, is located just off the shopping mecca, Regent Street. For a stylish lunch in between designer shopping, sketch has the Gourmet Rapide lunch menu. For £30.00 for two courses and £35.00 for three, guests can dine on wild hare terrine, red cabbage and blackcurrant marmalade and organic cod fillet with Mussles, curry, cider and pearl barley with onion fondue and celery.
CASSIS – www.cassisbistro.co.uk
Throughout the month of January, all guests having lunch or dinner and carrying more than 4 bags of shopping will be treated to a complimentary cocktail at Cassis bar in Knightsbridge, providing the ideal opportunity to rest weary feet and refuel. Cassis is ideally located on Brompton Road, just a few minutes walk away from Harrods and the other luxury boutiques of Knightsbridge.The restaurant is also offering a set menu for post-sales shoppers. Diners ordering after 9.00pm can choose from a simple Provencal set menu – comprising 2 courses and a glass of wine for £22 (3 courses and a glass of wine £25)