The best streets are the ones designed for pedestrians. There was a time when anyone who was ‘hip’ had to walk around Carnaby Street. It was the 60’s and the street had been taken by talented designers such as Lady Jane or John Stephen.
The best streets are the ones designed for pedestrians. There was a time when anyone who was ‘hip’ had to walk around Carnaby Street. It was the 60’s and the street had been taken by talented designers such as Lady Jane or John Stephen – known as the ‘King of Carnaby Street – whose clientele included the Rolling Stones, the Beatles or Jimi Hendrix.
In the 1970’s and 80’s, Carnaby Street became a destination for youth subcultures from punks – including the Sex Pistols – to goths and rockers. There are places that lose their soul with the pass of time, the avalanche of tourists and current commercial culture. Not Carnaby. The decades of music and creative heritage – the energy – is still captured in the very fibre of the area. You can sense their passion for keeping up with the standards of quality, fashion and nostalgic distinction: not only quality shops, but also in the many pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area.
See for yourself in our selection bellow. And if you have walked through Carnaby’s restaurants, do not hesitate to tell us which is your ‘Top of the Pops’.
12a Newburgh Street London, W1F 7RR
Spread over 2 floors, this bright and classy restaurant has a ground floor where you can enjoy a fine selection of cheese and charcuterie with a large selection of organic and biodynamic wines.
Silk Restaurant, Courthouse Hotel
19-21 Great Marlborough Street London W1F 7HL
This Michelin recommended restaurant is found within the five-star Courthouse Hotel Doubletree by Hilton. The huge vaulted ceiling’ illumination and the original English oak panelling are some of the notable features of the restaurant. It offers exemplary dishes from the different cuisines of Thailand, China and India.
13 Kingly Street G7/G8 Kingly Court London W1B 5PW
Their chef Sasha Ziverts has created a menu featuring modern seafood dishes with an occasional Asian twist. It features ‘The Cage’, a semi-private dining room with a supersized industrial structure modelled on the oyster cages that the Wright Brothers use on their own oyster farm.
Romilly Street, London W1D 5AF
Named after chef-patron Alexis Gauthier, who won a Michelin star at Roussillon in Pimlico, Gauthier is a discreet and intimate townhouse restaurant held in high esteem for it’s seasonal cooking and sophisticated French wines.
Bob Bob Ricard
1 Upper James St, Soho, W1F 9DF
If you’re looking to impress and intrigue, this 20’s decorated restaurant is the place to be. The menu skips between Russia and Europe, flamboyant shaken cocktails and vintage bubblies.
Have a pleasant walk!