North-West London’s leafy district of St John’s Wood is one of London’s top spots for a leisurely and relaxing meander at any time of the year. However, this time of year is always a hit given the sensation of leaves crunching underfoot – an unrivalled Autumnal feeling. Historic red-brick buildings provide the perfect back-drop for all of the area’s quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. Read on for our round up of all the area’s top foodie hot spots!
Blending the infamous boulevard Parisian cafés of Paris with St John’s Wood’s rich artistic heritage, Soutine is a relaxed neighbourhood spot. Select from an array of traditional Parisian bistro staples; Steak Tartare, Carlingford Lough Oysters and ‘All day Eggs’. For those stuck for choice a Prix Fixe menu is available as well. Pair your food with a bottle from the carefully curated list of French wines whilst relaxing in an inviting leather banquette. With weekend breakfasts as well Soutine is a week-round location and with gift vouchers available too – spreading the joy of Soutine has never been easier.
At the heart of The Good Life Eatery’s ethos is the desire to encourage healthy eating so everything you’ll find there is fresh, natural and organic. They boast an impressive amount of products that cater to multiple dietary requirements amongst their range of superfood salads, in-house pressed juices, and other addictive dishes. Available to eat in, take away or for local delivery – no trip to St John’s Wood is complete without popping into Good Life Eatery. Grab a juice and take a gander along the neighbourhood’s inviting streets.
A staple of the London foodie scene, The Ivy chain has long been a go-to for refined yet relaxed all-day brasserie style dining. An Instagrammable spot, if there ever was one, The Ivy St John’s Wood is complete with plush interiors, art installations both in & outdoors and plenty of nods to the ever aesthetically pleasing art-deco style. The extensive vegetarian and vegan menu as well ensures everyone will be spoilt for choice. Go for the iconic Chocolate Bombe for dessert and make sure you’ve got your Instagram Story ready!!
The outdoor terrace at Laurents is your perfect spot for an afternoon of watching the world go by with a gorgeous artisanal French baked delight. Wrap up in your winter woolies and sip on a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee and put the world to rights with a good friend. On top of that – explore the range of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and charcuterie. It’s so good you might spend all day there!
Combining artistry, flavour and all things whimsical – Rococo Chocolates is sure to bring joy and delight to anyone who tries any of their sublime range. With shops in some of London’s most sought after destinations – they are total masters in their field. True standouts are their handmade Truffles which change seasonally. Browse for gift boxes, tasting bundles and indulge in all Rococo has to offer.
Panzer’s is a true haven for those who have a love for all things food. Since opening in 1944, it has been the store’s mission to introduce the best brands and produce to a wider and appreciative audience. Get lost amongst their shelves brimming with artisanal goodies & delights. Perfect for impressing friends with dinner party canapés or bringing along to the office to impress your co workers.