Thomas’s at Burberry

The next time you’re thinking of a meal out in London I’d absolutely recommend Thomas’ Burberry. Found inside the main Burberry store on Vigo street in Piccadilly Circus, this elegant bistro serves popular British meals and cuisine, including classics like warm shepherd’s pie to fight off the cold weather, fluffy scones with clotted cream and jam, and the classically British finger sandwiches for those looking for a light bite.

Burberry is a British fashion brand founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856. The brand is famous for its check-print design, found on a range of coats, bags, and accessories. Following on from the success of their brand, Burberry opened their first Thomas’ Burberry café under the same name.

I’ll be honest, the interior of this place is almost as good as the food, with stunning, sophisticated surroundings and a mixture of retro looking, yet classy furniture. It’s fully air-conditioned, and there’s plenty of places to sit while you eat your food. We decided to sit upstairs and I was amazed by the beautiful collection of Burberry accessories, all neatly displayed across the walls, in bookcases, shelves, and cabinets.

Another point to mention is the absolutely amazing service from our waitress. She was extremely polite, patient, and helped us navigate through the great range of popular British foods to choose from.

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After a long period of difficult decisions (honestly it all looked amazing), we eventually settled on:

  • Artisan Bread
  • Bridge egg rolls
  • Crab and avocado puff pastries
  • London cure salmon with scrambled eggs
  • Rare beef bridge rolls
  • Sutton Hoo chicken salad
  • Wiltshire ham (Mrs Kirkham’s and Montgomery’s cheddar on sourdough.

We ended up choosing a refreshing elderflower and lemonade for our drinks. Here are the photos from my first visit:

 

Bridge Bread Rolls:

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Artisan Bread:bread

Rare Beef Bridge Rolls:rare-beef-bridge-rolls

London Cure Salmon with Scrambled Eggs:london-cure-salmon-with-scrambled-eggs

Crab & Avocado Puff Pastries:crab-and-avocado-puff

Elderflower & Lemonade:elderflower-and-lemonade

Wiltshire Ham (Mrs Kirkham’s and Montgomery’s Cheddar on Sourdough):wiltshire-ham-mrs-kirkhams-and-montgomerys-cheddar-on-sourdough

The Sutton Hoo Chicken Salad:sutton-hoo-chicken-salad

The ingredients were clearly fresh and the entire meal was absolutely perfect. I had no complaints throughout and even ended up visiting a little later to try more of the menu!

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The dishes we ordered the second time were:

An afternoon tea set which included:

  • Finger sandwiches
  • Various biscuits and cakes
  • Fluffy scones with clotted cream
  • And some hot buttered crumpets

Finger Sandwiches:

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Different types of pastries:

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It’s not Afternoon Tea without scones!

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Take my word for it, although Thomas Burberry is a fashion designer, they clearly put as much effort into their food as they do their clothes. This is a lovely place for a meal and well worth the extra cost if you can stretch that far. The price of portions is a little more compared to other similar restaurants, but the food justifies every penny.

This café provides fresh British cuisine and ingredients from farmers throughout the UK.

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You can visit Thomas’ Burberry at 5 Vigo St, London W1S 3HA

Price range: ££

Average meal two people (excluding service charge): £40

I paid:

£60+ first time

£100 + second time

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1 Comment

  1. Marina Williams 17th November 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Excellent review! I particularly like that this review covers two visits as well. The photos look mouthwatering, I’ll have to try Thomas’s sometime. 🙂

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