Fashion Week Survival Guide: Eating
So you've got your coffee sorted, but where are you gonna head for lunch? Somewhere super fashionable, where you can see and be seen whilst nibbling on some sushi? Or somewhere you can stuff your face with a greasy kebab in a bid to soak up the alcohol consumed the night before/this morning? Here’s our top three picks for food, all within mere seconds of the London Fashion Week tents.
20 Thurloe Street, SW7 2LT
Which come first, the influx of Eastern European models or Daquise? Well, Daquise have been serving up good quality Polish food here for over 50 years, which probably means they win. It’s not the most glamorous joint in town with cafeteria style seating, plastic tablecloths and plates of dumplings, you’re perhaps unlikely to spot the likes of Anna Wintour dining here, but everyone else seems to love it, Eastern European models included.
39 Thurloe Place, SW7 2HP
Another restaurant serving self-service sushi on a conveyor belt, the South Kensington branch of London chain, Kulu Kulu is a good place to spot snacking fashionistas. It’s not a great place for a lingering lunch, more a case of eat up and move on, but during LFW that’s probably all you’ll have time for. Green tea (the fashion tea of choice) is free, and you’re almost guaranteed to spot someone interesting. The Japanese press love it too, which is always a good sign.
10-12 Exhibition Road, SW7 2HF
At £4.50 a head for an all you can eat buffet, it’s safe to say that Paper Tiger isn’t up there with Mr Chows in terms of sophisticated Chinese joints. Don’t let that put you off though, this South Ken institution is loved by everyone, from fashion students on a budget to slightly tipsy press wanting a carb-fix.
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