Burberry have launched a new cafe at their flagship store at 121 Regent Street, London for those seeking a quintessentially British experience. The in-store split level café is named after Thomas Burberry, the Victorian founder of what is now a globally acclaimed British luxury fashion house.
As far as the interior design of Thomas’s goes, I instantly fell in love with the grey marble floors, super chic dark wooden furniture and there is a lovely selection of gifts and homewares. Thomas’s is everything that is lovely about Burberry – the very finest quality and all totally British. It’s a real sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of Regent Street. It has wifi – which actually works – so you can have a meeting there, catch up on emails or meet a friend for lunch.
Open daily from 10am-9pm, and from noon-5pm on Sunday, the menu is so brilliantly British and all of the seasonal ingredients are carefully sourced from small farmers and artisan suppliers across the UK. Cakes, biscuits and scones are baked in an Aga, there are more luxurious choices like lobster and chips and simple comforting options for a rainy Tuesday lunchtime like the toasted York ham and Montgomery cheddar sourdour sandwich.
You can’t reserve a table which is quite refreshing, just cross your fingers and turn up. A top tip is to ask if the snug is available – it’s a cosy, long banquette behind sliding doors.
Thomas’s Café at Burberry, 121 Regent Street London, W1B 4TB. Tel: +44 (0)20 3159 1410. Open daily from 10am-9pm, Noon – 5pm on Sundays.
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