Don’t shop ‘til you drop. Shop ‘til you get hungry, and then pop into one of the many great restaurants in Oxford Street. Oxford Street and Regent Street are where Londoners and visitors flock to the shops, and Oxford Street in particular is a giant version of a typical UK high street. From street food to haute cuisine, the area has lots of culinary choice for the weary shopper. Quick and easy eats are popular on Oxford Street, and whether that’s a burger or a posh salad is up to you.
If you’re looking for something a bit more formal, Regent Street restaurants are more likely to be sit-down affairs. Pollen Street Social, for example, is run by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, who prizes local ingredients and offers such delicacies as grilled beef with duck-fat chips, or bitter chocolate fondant with tea jelly and grapefruit sorbet.
For an altogether more exotic excursion from shopping, try Regent Street’s Veeraswamy. No ordinary curry house, this is the UK’s oldest Indian restaurant, and retains its original 1920s Art Deco grandeur. Named by National Geographic as one of the 10 Best Destination & Special Restaurants in the World, Veeraswamy serves contemporary and classic Indian dishes.