A Foodies Guide to Connaught Village
With the rules surrounding international travel still in a blurry grey area - why not take a look a little closer to home for your food-fuelled fix? Lose yourself amongst the timeless yet traditional Connaught Village in the heart of Central London. From your morning coffee to your evening drinks and everything in between - this delightful part of town truly has it all. Read on for our roundup of this season's foodie hotspots in Connaught Village.
The ever picture perfect Saint Aymes has been delighting customers with their beautiful dishes and drinks since they opened. Rooted in the desire to make the every-day beautiful and eye-catching, a visit to Saint Aymes is truly a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Opt for one of the signature serve drinks (all garnished with edible 24ct gold) or celebrate an occasion with the sharing brunch for 2 on a tea stand. Make sure your phone is charged too! Often lauded as London’s prettiest cafe - Saint Aymes has a photo op around every corner.
59 Connaught Street, W2 2BB
For coffee lovers who are after masterful blends to brew at home - Markus Coffee is the one-stop-shop. There are 34 varieties of beans to select from spanning 13 countries of origin. Why not combine beans to create a unique and bespoke blend personal to you or opt for one of their popular house-blends that have been perfected over the years. Steeped in history as well - this store has been in Connaught Village since 1957 - so they are definitely doing something right!
13 Connaught Street, W2 2AY
For your taste of Argentina in London look no further than Abasto - a casual dining eaterie perfect for a light lunch or early supper (they close at 8). As well as the option to sit - Abasto doubles up as an inviting store and delicatessen as well. The menu is primarily Argentinian however you can also find some complementary Mediterranean dishes as well. Opt for an Empanada sharing platter and select from the impressive list of Argentinian wines.
55 - 57 Connaught Street, W2 2BB
For a more sultry Argentinian experience - head to Casa Malevo (from the same team behind Abasto!) for an expertly cooked steak and other traditional Argentinian staples. If you are looking to host a private dinner then look no further than Casa Malevo’s private dining room. With space for up to 12 guests - the room is painted a warm heritage green and open shelves are stocked full with wine. Bliss!
23 Connaught Street, W2 2AY
The Middle East comes to Connaught Village through Colbeh - an understated neighbourhood restaurant serving traditional Persian dishes. The chefs cook from recipes generationally passed down resulting in perfect authenticity by combining the finest ingredients with age-old techniques. Smell the fresh bread being made on site and for all to see in the dining room in the mosaic decorated tandoor oven by the entrance whilst perusing the extensive menu of Persian delights.
6 Porchester Place, W2 2BS
As the name suggests, Bombay Palace has hints of royal opulence in this renowned Indian restaurant. Either dine Al Fresco in Bombay Palace’s generous heated terrace or in the main dining room underneath decadent chandeliers for an expertly cooked Indian meal in the heart of Connaught Village. Chef Harjeet Singh brings 30 years of experience in Indian Cuisine to Bombay Palace with an extensive classic and traditional menu that will leave you spoilt for choice.
50 Connaught Street, W2 2AA
The Duke of Kendall
For a traditional British pub experience - The Duke of Kendall has you covered. Perch up by the bar with a pint from the impressive draft selection at Connaught Village’s local. The wooden panels inside give a familiar heritage feel that will make you feel relaxed and welcome. Watch some sports on the screens, get involved in a weekly pub quiz or just enjoy a drink after a days shopping. The Duke of Kendall will have something for you!
38 Connaught Street, W2 2AF
Purveyors of fine wine, specialising in independent producers from Italy and France, Connaught Wine Cellars have been the go-to supplier for London’s top restaurants, bars and local wine enthusiasts since they opened. From bottles for every day to cases of rare magnums - Connaught Wine Cellars will have what you are after without doubt. With a tasting room downstairs too - this shop takes wine buying to new heights.
8 Porchester Place, W2 2BS