Written on 11 September 2017 by Alistair Boscawen in Belgravia
In many ways, Motcomb Street is the very centre of Belgravia. Belgrave Place and Belgrave Square are at one end, Sloane Street is at the other. To the south is Pont Street and, if you go a little further, Eaton Square. Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner tube stations are conveniently close.
In just a few minutes’ walk, you could be visiting Buckingham Palace, where exhibitions are always taking place, The Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition, The Arts Club (currently showing Pure Colour Sensation, an exhibition by John Golding), or the Apollo Victoria Theatre for lighter entertainment.
But back to Motcomb Street. with its Georgian terraces, cobbled pathways, neat and intimate buildings, and intriguing little courtyards.
Something to wear?
The finest shoes can be found at the likes of Pierre Corthay and Christian Louboutin. Elegant and exquisitely-crafted gowns can be acquired from Stewart Parvin and suits at Gio Genco. While stunning jewellery can be lusted over at Carolina Bucci. You will also find Harvey Nichols and Harrods close by.
Time to eat?
In line with the previous heading, we were going to title this: ‘Something to keep you going?’ But that hardly does justice to Motcombs. There is a brasserie and a restaurant, so you can choose your environment and your food. Partial to freshly-made fish soup? The fish soup served in the brasserie has just a touch of brandy in it – a real pep-up after a hard morning’s shopping. The restaurant has a whole range of seasonal fish dishes, or you can enjoy grouse, partridge and pheasant.
And then, of course, there’s Ottolenghi, bringing the full flavours of the Middle East and North Africa to Belgravia. Meanwhile, ‘Indian-style tapas’ can be sampled at Amaya, and those who love Indian food are prepared to travel long distances to eat here.
Time to leave the pleasures of the table – but there’s just room to squeeze in a mention of Zafferanos. This venue is just around the corner in Lowndes Street, and if you want the best Italian food this side of Milan, this is where you’ll find it.
But what about groceries?
Motcomb Street has a Waitrose, The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia, Rococo Chocolates, and much more besides. You won’t go hungry, whether you’re sourcing produce for use at home or in search of sustenance at a pub, bar or local café. Motcomb Street knows how to spoil its visitors.
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