The Fortnum and Mason food hall

I thoroughly enjoy a trip out to Fortnum and Mason in London. Happy to spend a few hours and satisfied at buying just a pot of jam or a bag of chocolates. The Fortnum and Mason food hall has an old world elegance and is enchanting, with wood carvings, huge bunches of flowers and chandeliers. It celebrates lavishly all foodie delights from around the UK, and I’m up for that one hundred percent!

Fortnum and Mason in London

I become like a little kid as soon as we reach the shop windows of the Fortnum and Mason food hall.

Fortnum and Mason in London

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I kinda want to hug and stroke these beautiful doors.

Fortnum and Mason in London

The first thing I see (and sniff) are the exquisite chocolate truffles.

Fortnum and Mason in London

Fortnum & Mason London

Spending a moment with these chocolate truffles. Serious stuff.

Fortnum & Mason London

Beautiful cakes.

Fortnum & Mason London

Fortnum & Mason London

and the most incredible glace fruits. But what are those green ones on the right? Celery!? Surely not!

Fortnum & Mason London

Fortnum & Mason in London

Fortnum & Mason in London

Fudge – the melt in your mouth crumbly sort!

Fortnum & Mason in London

It’s all feeling rather majestic.

Fortnum & Mason in London

and a little bit splendid…

Fortnum & Mason in London

I was feeling romantic (must be the mood lighting) and suggested these for hubby, he said that was sweet but he fancies a bit of rib-eye steak instead.

Fortnum & Mason in London

Fortnum and Mason London

Fortnum and Mason London

Here’s where I lose my mind. I have been known to buy 3 pots, unable to choose which jam is my favourite.

Fortnum and Mason London

Honey house, naturally.

Fortnum and Mason London

Another serious moment. It’s a big decision.

Fortnum and Mason London

In the end it had to be ‘purple raspberry’ and I can report it is gorgeous – I wish I got 3!

Fortnum & Mason London

Mean while, hubby has stuck his nose in a teapot.

Fortnum & Mason London

Luckily the tea counter is quiet so we’ll say no more.

Fortnum & Mason London

Fortnum & Mason London

Time to pop down stairs.

Fortnums food hall

Fortnums food hall

I’m impressed by the flowers and hubby is impressed by the ceiling. I’ve heard that men are from mars and women are from venus.

Fortnums food hall

it looks good to be fair!

Fortnums food hall

No more dilly dallying. If hubby had sleeves on, it’s now they would be pulled up.

Fortnum's food hall

California wine is soooo last year (we visited Sonoma last year and drank nothing else for 6 months). We are off to visit ‘The Shire’ aka New Zealand next year so it’s all Hawke’s Bay and ale now (of course – if it’s good enough for Hobbits then it’s good enough for us!).

Fortnum's food hall

It’s so much fun seeing hubby spot some wine our son bought home recently. Well, it was from the same region, or might have been the same grape, or year or sommat.

Fortnum's food hall

I liked this one – ‘cos it shimmers!

Fortnum's food hall

There’s happy talk of marbling and salt-aged and grass fed…

Fortnum's food hall

Fortnum's food hall

Fortnum's food hall

As our bodies signal hunger to our brains and our carnivorous needs kick in, we stand with zombie-like stares. Or, it might be just the cozy lighting again…

Fortnums food hall

Cured meats – we tried a sample of cured duck and it was delicious.

Fortnums food hall

Back in the bright the ‘veg patch’ looks impressive.

Fortnums food hall

Fortnums food hall

Fortnums food hall

You’ll find the bakery down stairs too. There’s all sorts of free-from choices. These pastries looked moreish.

Fortnums food hall

and finally the spirits. Lucky there isn’t a sofa, ‘cos hubby and I would happily snuggle in for a glass or two.

Fortnum's food hall

We are foodies, but I think strolling round the magestic Fortnum and Mason food hall makes for a great date. We giggled and chatted for the whole time! And besides that, I’ve got my purple raspberry jam and hubby picked us some salt aged beef for dinner tomorrow. Today tho’ we are heading off to Fortnum’s The Gallery restaurant. What a treat!

If you fancy visiting the Fortnum and Mason food hall follow this link to find out opening times

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