Design Research Studio, under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, has designed everything, including the high-backed, bottle green velvet wing chairs and brass-lined coffee tables at the front, to the simple marble-topped tables and sleek, pierced brass window blinds at the back. It feels both jazzy and understated at the same time.
As for what to eat, from a menu offering all-day breakfast, sandwiches, plates, salads and cakes, we enjoyed the London porker hog roast sandwich in a crusty roll (£12.90) - quite messy but totally delicious - and a poached lobster sandwich with thousand island dressing in a glazed roll (£18.50), served with generous amounts of lobster in a rich buttery dressing.
Of the many cakes on offer from a changing daily selection, the best was the carrot cake (£6.90): a huge slab of moist, nutmeg-spiced sponge, packed with walnuts and triple layered with a rich and sour frosted icing.
Most of the lighting and furniture are for sale at the concession store opposite.You’ll find it right next to his concession store (where most of it is for sale) in the newly revamped Home department, where you can sit down, put your feet up and order a superior sandwich with a glass of fresh juice or wine.
The sheer quantity of hammered brass, iridescent silver and gleaming copper and gold is dazzling, as Dixon, the original king of copper, has suspended hammered lampshades, bauble globes and square pendants in clustered groups from the ceiling.
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