Dining on Swallow Street
A great accompaniment to a day of retail therapy is good old fashioned sit down and a bite to eat. Look to the Food Quarter on Swallow Street to deliver a range of dishes, suitable for every taste and occasion. From tasty Argentine fare at Gaucho to palette cleansing ice cream at Freggo, this hidden gem just off Regent Street has a lot to offer.
99 Regent Street
(entrance on Swallow Street),
Established back in 1926, Veeraswamy is the oldest Indian restaurant still in business, in the UK. There's a reason why this joint has proved so popular. Taking authentic recipes and adding a contemporary slant, the chefs at Veeraswamy are experts in dishes of specific regions of India. It is the expertise behind the menu that makes this restaurant a must-visit.
27-29 Swallow Street
If it's something sweet you're looking for, head in the direction of Freggo. This Argentine ice cream parlour has a dessert to soothe any sweet tooth. The ice cream itself is indulgent and thick in flavours that range from the classic (chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate) to the uber lavish dulce de leche selection. Also available are pancakes served up with your favourite flavour, a selection of cakes including Argentine favourite, Media Lunas with custard and a range of iced drinks. Try the Freggospresso on a sunny summer morning. It's the makings of a great day.
25 Swallow Street
Make no mistake, this is a meat lover's dream. Gaucho is an Argentine steak house with a quirky interior. Seats are covered in cow hide, adding a tongue-in-cheek splash of colour and personality to a very sleek, contemporary setting. Visit Gaucho after a long day of shopping and recharge. This spot is sophisticated, the food is delicious and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Perfect.
Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill
11-15 Swallow Street
Open from breakfast right the way through until lunch and dinner, Bentley's has a dish for every meal time. We're big fans of the oysters here but there's a huge range of plates to choose from if you're after something else. The seafood on offer here is extensive but the grill menu also includes a good selection of meat dishes. Opened by Michelin star chef Richard Corrigan, this joint does not disappoint.
7-9 Swallow Street
For fresh, high quality seafood, look no further than Fishworks. Dedicated to sourcing the highest quality of ingredients, this establishment offers a range of tasty dishes. The dinner menu boasts a diverse selection of fishes as well as oysters, shellfish and fish on the bone.