Summer has arrived in London, and there is no better way to enjoy the gorgeous weather than a casual lunch in the sun. With exciting eateries opening in London every week, read our quick guide to London’s most luxurious and fashionable spots to enjoy an outdoor lunch, which Hermes bag to take plus what’s on the menu. So whether you’re visiting London for a few days or you’re a local we have a mix of classics and new ideas just for you.
To start off proceedings, head to the ultra-chic King’s Road to try The Ivy Chelsea Garden for a casual but beautiful modern British brunch. You’ll find it easy to relax in this beautiful garden designed by the legendary Sir Cecil Beaton, but try to book in advance as it’s one of the capital’s most in demand summer hangouts. Try the Chicken Milanese with peach pulp & prosecco for a perfect light lunch.
With so much life in this iconic space, so why not match this with this stunning turquoise Hermes Kelly for a bright summer look that complements your surroundings.
Address: 197 King’s Road, London SW3 5EQ
You’ll find the trendy Chiltern Firehouse on one of London’s most fashionable Marylebone side streets. As the name suggests, the building was a former 19th century gothic fire station but it has been tastefully renovated to give you a unique interior.
As it has a more rustic and industrial feel, we would recommend this wonderfully rare Hermes Kelly amethyst 25cm. While this is a darker shade, the shine off this niloticus croc will surely get you noticed without being overpowering. Opt for the lobster & crab omelette with potatoes, chervil & coral mayo, it is delicious.
Address: 1 Chiltern Street, London W1U 7PA
Want more of a garden experience? Look no further than Richard Branson’s restaurant venture Babylon @ The Roof Gardens. You’ll be enjoying fantastic views 100ft above Kensington High Street in a large garden wonderland with space to explore and relax. Giant chess anyone?
We recommend the sustainably sourced pan-fried cod with celery, potato, lemon and mascarpone ragout, samphire, served with vermouth foam sauce.
For this fun and spectacular west London rooftop garden experience, we’d recommend a smaller Hermes orange elan constance. You may want to move around this fantastic space so a smaller bag could be would be more suitable.
Address: 99 Kensington High Street (London, W8 5SA). Access is by Derry Street – just off Kensington High Street.
There is no better way to spend a sunny day then in Maida’s Vale aptly named restaurant The Summerhouse. With bright interiors and canal-side al fresco dining, the speciality fish restaurant in nestled on the Grand Union Canal in London’s ‘Little Venice’.
As this is a wonderful fish restaurant, we would always recommend picking the catch of the day. Otherwise, the roast halibut darne, girolles, runner beans, radishes & chervil sauce is always fantastic.
You’re by the water, so we think a larger Hermes 40cm Birkin in Grizzly Blue Thalassa would make for a bold and suitably nautical feel here.
Address: Opposite 60 Blomfield Road London W9 2PA
Located close to the heart of the city near Bank station, there will always be plenty to do before or after a lunch here. Often popular with city professionals, you’ll meet a mix of people among the fine diners. Coq D’Argent sits high above the street level giving you top urban views of London with its large terrace. Try the braised rabbit leg, artichokes, tomatoes, olives, peppers and courgette with a glass of wine.
Why not show London that a classic Hermes black Birkin is the way to a strong professional lo ok. This extravagant bag truly stands and delivers with exclusive nilo croc skin, its shiny and glossy effect will see you draw admirers whenever you wear it.
Address: No.1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ. Accessed via the private lift.
If you are in King’s Cross, why not try the German Gymnasium. Formerly London’s first purpose-built gym for the German gymnastics society from the 19th century, it has now been completely renovated to provide this huge indoor space in the heart of London. There are three floors with a bar, restaurant, and a continental style grand café with spacious outdoor terrace to enjoy.
If you want something quick and informal have a ‘Kafffee & Kuchen’ – their German coffee and cake is great. Otherwise, look to the Berlin Brunch menu for the selection of cold meats and artisan cheeses and you won’t be disappointed.
With the think the boldness of the Hermes ‘H’ clasp suits the occasion indoor or outdoor. We can see this Constance matching everyone’s unique style and it has a rock ‘n’ roll feel that will not look out of place from London to Berlin.
Address: 1 King’s Boulevard London N1C 4BU
For a tranquil North African oasis just off Regent Street in a quieter area on Heddon road. Momo has some of the finest Moroccan food on offer in London and it is great for a late night out with its renowned bar ‘Black Dice’ which has been influenced by 1960’s London. There is a lavish Moroccan interior to enjoy if the weather changes , their indoor café is adorned with authentic Moroccan décor. Momo’s menu is more seasonal which helps maintain high standards so we would recommend one of their set lunches.
We think this location call for something special. Why not try the Hermes Fauve 35cm Birkin in matt alligator with palladium hardware. Large, eye catching and with a beautiful brown tone it is sure to stand out in this exotic locale. You may also find the 35cm space useful for a quick shopping trip – Savile Row is just a stone’s throw from you.
Address: 25 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BH
So give all the above a try for a great Hermes London look and let us know how it was.