CHECK PLEASE: Burberry is bringing its British sensibility to dining, and last week opened a café within its flagship on London’s Regent Street, called Thomas’s. Named after Burberry’s founder, Thomas Burberry, the café sits in a new split-level space at the corner of the extended Regent Street store, which also houses a new gifting area.
With seating areas on both floors, the café boasts high ceilings, black-and-white marble floors, black lantern chandeliers and large windows onto Sackville Street. The café offers an all-day menu, with the focus on ingredients sourced from U.K. farmers and artisans. Dishes include lobsters and chips, cured salmon with scrambled eggs and Mersea rock oysters.
Christopher Bailey, chief creative and chief executive officer of Burberry, said the firm “wanted to create a space where our customers can spend time relaxing and enjoying the world of Burberry in a more social environment.”
The gifting area, meanwhile, carries home-furnishing items, games, stationery and travel accessories, including a line of canvas pouches and tote bags printed with a London map pattern exclusive to the Regent Street store. There is also a monogram service, so customers can have flat leather designs monogrammed within an hour, while they browse the store or kick back in the café.