What better way to contemplate Cartier or ruminate on Rolex than with a bowl of pasta and a glass of vino. Harrods Fine Watch department adds a Chucs restaurant as part of its refurb, slated to open spring 2018.
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Owned by an Italian luxury brand of ‘resort’ wear, these “cozy and calm” cafés adjoining shops in Mayfair and Chelsea aim to inspire the yachtie life of the Riviera in the 1960s. There’s “excellent service and solid food”, although some reporters favour breakfast over lunch.
Spin-offs from the up-and-coming luxury menswear brand (inspired by Ian Fleming’s look in the ’50s and ’60s) – this new duo of comfortable, clubbable cafés brings a hint of St Tropez (its third branch) to Mayfair and – now also – Notting Hill. Both serve “solid, classic Italian food”: the former is a “tiny”, “very intimate” space next to the boutique, the latter (on the ground floor below the shop, with outside terrace) is more “buzzing” and “ladies-who-lunch” in style. Notably “impeccable service” at both locations.