Insider: Dine like a fashion editor
Amid the whirl of catwalk shows and twirls of models and street-style stars, these foodie hotspots offer a break in the hectic pace of fashion week. So whichever show you’re catching, make like the fashion pack and slow down, take a seat and tuck in…
Dining at Barcelona’s Mordisco restaurant is like your best ever family feast, all set beneath a beautiful thatched canopy of plants, vines and flowers. With giant sharing tables and platters of tapas, the garden-restaurant has a relaxed vibe that’s perfect for destressing after the whirlwind that is 080 Barcelona Fashion.
“It’s a place where you feel like going at any time, alone or accompanied, because you’ll be completely at ease, just like at home,” says creator Rosa Esteva. Now the iconic restaurant has a sister, Atmósferas Mordisco, at La Roca Village, another destination in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection.
Discover more at LaRocaVillage.com
It’s a place where you feel like going at any time, alone or accompanied, because you’ll be completely at ease, just like at home
farmshop restaurant & cafe
After the hustle and bustle of London Fashion Week, retreat to the Oxfordshire countryside, specifically farmshop restaurant & cafe, the rustic outpost from Soho House & Co at Bicester Village.
Created exclusively for the Village, the restaurant has a great cocktail menu to accompany your after-show dinner. With all the classics, from a bloody mary to a mojito, cosmopolitans to espresso martinis, you’ll have no problem quenching your thirst before tucking into bowls of fresh, locally sourced salads or country-inspired British classics.
Discover more at BicesterVillage.com
Tartufotto, by Savini Tartufi
With the power to elevate the simplest of dishes into haute cuisine, it’s no surprise the truffle is coveted the world over. And where better to try the Italian delicacy than at Milan’s Tartufotto by Savini Tartufi, the family-run business that’s harvested truffles in Tuscany for four generations. Here the elusive ingredient is added to fried eggs and Parmesan cream, beef tartare with scamorza cheese sauce, and much more – perfect fashion week fuel!
Plus, in October, the fine dining experience will launch at Fidenza Village, one of 11 unique shopping destinations in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. Enjoy aperitifs served next to an open kitchen in the all-glass pop-up, which will also house a retail space so you can shop its selection of truffle products.
Discover more at tartufotto.it
With a three-Michelin starred chef at the helm, the Le Marais-based Grand Coeur is a no-brainer when it comes to classic French cuisine in the trendiest district of Paris. While the dishes all use the freshest produce from the local region, owner Mauro Colagreco – best known for his award-winning restaurant Mirazur in Menton – gives the menu a special spin thanks to his Argentine-Italian heritage.
Find the brasserie inside a former coaching inn, with a garden terrace that opens out onto the beautiful courtyard it’s hidden in, and relax in the intimate atmosphere, complete with candles, marble tables and exposed beams.
Discover more at grandcoeur.paris