While visiting tourists flock to Harrods, true London fashionistas shop at Harvey Nichols, aka "Harvey Nicks." The womenswear and accessories departments are outstanding, featuring of-the-moment designers like Victoria Beckham, Peter Pilotto, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. The furniture and housewares are equally gorgeous (and pricey), though they become somewhat more affordable during the twice-annual sales in January and July. The Fifth Floor restaurant is the place to see and be seen, but if you're just after a quick bite, there's also a more informal café on the same floor or sushi-to-go from Yo! Sushi.
Apr 15, 2012
The shopping is fine (website pales by comparison) - about the food offerings...the Fifth Floor Restaurant is a bit mediocre for the prices, with blah decor. Considering that you have to make your way through the supermarket displays to get there...I'm not sure one should bother, unless close to dropping from shopping. Since other options are Yo! Sushi & Wagamama, I guess the restaurant wins by default.