Beyond my love of beauty, there’s my love of food. My favourite thing to do is go out to eat – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or a snack. I don’t mind. Sure, my waist line doesn’t always appreciate my love of food in the same way, but me? I adore it. So when Zoe and I hadn’t caught up in a while we made plans to go and get lunch and decided that we both really wanted to go to Thomas’s Cafe Regent Street. In case you’re not sure where it is, it’s actually a cafe within the Burberry flagship store. You can either get to it through the store (which is stunning FYI) or by going in direct to Thomas’s around the side entrance.
The location is just perfect if you’re in London for a day of shopping as it’s in the heart of Regent Street – a short walk from Oxford Circus, or Carnaby Street. Of course, it’s part of the Burberry London Flagship as I mentioned and it has a definite ‘Burberry’ feel to it. Even if you’re not in the market for a splurge, the store is so worth a look anyway – full of gorgeous things, the atrium space in the centre of the store is gorgeous. So it’s fun for a browse or serious shopping alike. Oh and don’t miss the beauty section too – their cashmere concealer is my favourite, so gorgeous!
There’s seating space both downstairs and upstairs in the cafe, we opted to go upstairs. It was one of those Summery days where it was lovely when we arrived and then just before we were due to leave the heavens had opened. But whilst we were in the cafe we got to look out to one of the busy streets just off Regent Street. Great for people watching.
The menu isn’t massive, but is full of things that manage to strike that amazing balance between amazingly tasty sounding, but also seemingly healthy too? No mean feat, but Thomas’s do it perfectly. I opted for asparagus with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce (plus a side of fries…obviously) and Zoe went for an amazing Tomato, mozzarella and basil salad with a side bit of crab and avocado puff. I loved my meal but did also have major food envy over that tomato salad. Just scroll down to see how good it looks. SO COLOURFUL.
Price wise, it’s not the cheapest place for lunch – but if you want a special experience that will involved delicious food, in portions that satisfy but won’t leave you feeling so stuffed you’re not sure you can carry on shopping until you drop then it’s perfect. It really does feel like a special place to go, but not so fancy that it’s intimidating at all.
Thomas’s Cafe Regent Street is a lovely place to head for lunch (or breakfast, or dinner) if you want something that’s really feels quite special. This in large part is down to the staff I should add, who are welcoming, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food is delicious, portions perfectly sized rather than huge. I know when I go back I’ll be really torn on what to order between the amazing tomato salad Zoe had and the asparagus/poached egg combo that’s always a winner. This is somewhere I’d really like to take my mum next time we have a girly day in London together as think she would really like it. Mainly because she likes asparagus and poached eggs… and chips. But also because it’s a lovely setting to take a breather from the bustle of Regent Street as it feels so immediately calm as you walk in. A lovely little London lunch spot that I highly recommend.
For more information on Thomas’s Cafe Regent Street: burberry.com/regentstreet