Be it an escape from the office or a brief detour on your latest shopping spree, Regent Street is a great place to grab a bite to eat. Home to a myriad of restaurants, cafes and bars, the street is well known for its dinner dining choices but there are plenty of options for a tasty luncheon treat too. Whether it's a quick snack and coffee to go that you're after, or a sit down catch up with friends in between a spot of weekend retail therapy, Regent Street really does have lunch sorted.
Look to tibits restaurant nestled snugly on Heddon Street for delicious vegetarian fare sure to delight even the most ardent of carnivores. Sit in and select from the food boat for a gentrified buffet of tasty (and healthy) dishes. Borrowing flavours from across the planet, tibits brings together a range of tastes, to be put into combinations of your choosing, for a plate full of vegi fun. What's more, if you're in a rush, there's always the option to take out. A great option during our sunny summer spells...
For a fast lunch if you're on the go, Leon can be relied upon to deliver a healthy and nutritious bite to eat in no time at all. The Leon manifesto insists that 'fast food' need not mean a greasy burger or sad french fries. Look to this fast-growing food chain for lunches packed with energy and goodness. Wave goodbye to your soggy sandwich and open up a Leon lunch box instead. Warm options range from a spicy Thai green chicken curry to Moroccan meatballs, chicken and chorizo club or vegetarian sweet potato falafel rice box. The salad selection is plentiful, as is the range of wraps, sides and (healthy) burgers. Fast food it is, but with so much to choose from, you may need to schedule in some contingency decision time.
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market, now a globally recognised brand, sits on Glasshouse Street just off Regent Street near Piccadilly Circus. Offering a range of lunch dishes prepared fresh, on the day, Whole Foods Market is another great West End lunch spot. Hot food is available from the counter (think wraps, burritos, pizzas and filling pasta dishes) or buy a ready-made lunch and take it upstairs to heat up in the cafe. The salad bar bursts with colour and flavour while the baked goods promise the perfect post-work pick-me-up.
Joe & the Juice
Too much to do and too little time do it all? You're in need of an energy juice pronto. Head to Joe & the Juice on Regent Street for the perfect remedy to a busy day. With a range of fruit juices and power smoothies made fresh to order on site, Joe & the Juice is well equipped to get you through a jam-packed day.
A grand dining hall and well composed French inspired menu await you at Brasserie Zédel. Tables are kept every day for reservation-less walk-ins so an impromptu lunch date is always on the cards where this stylish Parisian brasserie is concerned. Pop by for a break with friends and enjoy delicious French cuisine (we're big fans of the pan friend whole plaice - avec pommes frittes) served up in elegant surroundings by friendly staff. It's the ideal antidote to a stressful morning in the office.