Burberry has opened its first café at its London flagship store on Regent Street. It’s in good company with many luxury houses hosting in store cafes such as Armani, Ralph Lauren and Versus Versace


Burberry ‘Thomas’ Cafe, Regent Street 121, London

The all day café, ‘Thomas’, is named after the original founder of the fashion brand. It serves luxury fare from lobster to oysters, along with the quintessentially British afternoon tea. It’s housed in a new two storey ‘gifting area’ which sells home furnishings such as throws and cushions as well as games, stationery and travel accessories. The enticing products are stored in beautiful cabinets alongside the dining tables offering a new point of purchase.


Burberry ‘Thomas’ Cafe, Regent Street 121, London

The opening of the new café coincides with the brand’s expansion of its store in the luxury precinct at Westfield London adding another retail level. The interiors of the two stores follow the familiar Burberry pattern with slick black fixtures and high gloss monochrome tiling.

Burberry 'Thomas’ Cafe, Regent Street 121, London

Burberry ‘Thomas’ Cafe, Regent Street 121, London

The Burberry café offers a menu of quintessentially British classics, from afternoon tea to lobster with chips, and is opened seven days a week. Of course, it won’t just serve any produce: Thomas’s will offer the finest seasonal ingredients from small farmers and artisan suppliers across the UK. The interior has an Art Deco appeal, with lantern chandeliers, large windows and black and white marble floors.

The area will also house a gifting space, where you buy a quick present for a lucky friend or family member after your meal. Among the gifts on offer, some of which can be personalised with a monogramming service, are home furnishing items, games, canvas tote bags with maps of London and stationery. Keeping with the personalised Burberry trend, there is an embroidery and embossing service. Presents can also be wrapped at the nearby gift-wrapping bar where customers can choose their own paper and ribbon.

These two new additions firmly place Burberry on the London tourist circuit which is readying itself for the summer inbound flux.

Burberry, Regent Street 121, London, UK

by Jean Amr

Très Chique: Polman’s Huis

If you’d have preferred to live a century ago in Paris, you’ll definitely enjoy Polman’s Huis. The imposing ballroom with its 10m-high ceiling could easily serve as a set for a French costume drama. Today, this stylish restaurant is the place to go for anyone with refined tastes and the cash to support them. If you find the nearly regal ambience tiresome, you can always keep yourself entertained by checking out the large windows and mirrors, and enjoying the flowers!

Polman's Huis Restaurant horizon

Polman’s Huis Restaurant, and at the end left, it’s Café

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At the corner Jansdam and Keistraat, was a large building in 17th century, wich was recontructed/transformed in 1865 (to a men’s/herensociëteit) ‘De Vriendschap’ (the Friendship), with it’s large ballroom with it’s original antique wall woodwork and decorated ceiling, that now houses a restaurant

In-style meetings in one of the most beautiful buildings of Utrecht? Particular is the 10 metre-high Ballroom whose atmosphere reflect the 19-century European grand café tradition. Currently the building is used as a wonderful restaurant with multiple inspiring rooms. Here you can meet in peace and enjoy the wonderful original features, culinary refinement and contemporary influences.

Polman`s Huis is a stylish restaurant, with a marble entrance, vèry large mirrors, black niches and gray chairs and lots of fresh flowers. The cuisine is international on a French classic base. Although the menu is changed regularly, some dishes on the menu are terrine of duck liver with delicious white peach chutney and the só delicious cucumber soup! Also for the vegetarian there is plenty to enjoy.

Polman's Huis Cafe

Polman’s Huis Café, Utrecht, Holland

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Polman’s Huis is housed in an imposing, 10 meters high Ballroom with large windows and mirrors. This make this establishment to a very pleasant meeting place, if you go back to Paris in the 1930’s. For over 25 years, it has become an institution that no longer from Utrecht is indispensable. In the restaurant you can have lunch or dinner. Or just a cup of coffee, or a great high tea. The chef enjoys working with fresh products and herbs.

With this weather….. it’s sóo cool inside…!! And that in more then one way! Culinary refinement, contemporary influences, always affordable and a real great personal service. Brasserie Polman’s Huis is an institution. That makes this, from almost day one, my favorite place in Utrecht…. and the rest of Holland.

Soon more on Polman’s Huis, here on Yakymour! What? That’s (still) a secret!!!

Experience a stylish way in Utrecht!

Adress: Keistraat 2, 3512 HV, Utrecht, Holland


Phone: +31 (0)30 231 33 68
by Jean Amr