It’s getting chillier by the minute, which means it’s time to start thinking about making ourselves feel a whole lot better courtesy of a few naughty but nice seasonal treats.
If you’re on the hunt for somewhere tempting in town where you can cosy up and enjoy the odd indulgence or two this festive season, make sure Rathbone Square is on your radar. Here’s where you’ll find a host of welcoming venues ready to take you in under their wing and tempt your taste buds with all sorts of culinary and liquid delights.
Situated just a few minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, this peaceful getaway is a hidden gem amidst London’s West End and makes the perfect stop-off for Christmas shoppers, festive party-goers and city grafters alike.
Fancy stopping by? Here’s a round-up of our favourite seasonal treats spots for you to relish.
This time of year you may fancy a good old seasonal treat, but there’s no reason why it can’t be a healthy one. If the thought of boosting your winter defences and feeling great inside out appeals, then a visit to Joe and the Juice simply has to feature on your agenda.
A freshly prepared juice is the quickest way to funnel vital nutrients into your system. Juices are packed with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, and they’re a breeze for the body to absorb. All good news at this time of year when those winter bugs are doing the rounds.
The great thing about paying a visit to Joe’s is that you’ll be met with a menu boasting so much more than just juice. Also on offer is a mouth-watering selection of sweet treats, from banana bread and blueberry muffins to carrot cake, as well as a variety of savoury sandwiches. We challenge you to turn down the infamous Joe’s Club, brimming with chicken, avocado, tomato and pesto. Now we’re talking seasonal treats!
And if you like your coffee colourful, you’ve come to the right place. Winter warmers don’t come more vibrant than the yellow or pink latte, or the purple cortado. And if you’re more of a tea aficionado, then you’re in for a treat too. Whether it’s a vanilla rooibos, green mandarin or white temple, there’s always going to be something delicious to enjoy at Joe and the Juice.
Guilt-free guilty pleasures
White Pine is Rathbone Square’s resident cruelty-free boutique coffee and juice bar and the place to go if you’re keen to make sure your seasonal treats are sustainable.
Now, if you love a protein shake, you’ll adore White Pine. Their captivating menu of Icelandic style protein shakes is bursting with natural ingredients. And it doesn’t end there. From cold press juices to speciality teas, organic coffees and hot chocolates, there’s plenty to make you feel good about yourself.
There’s also an enticing array of fresh vegetarian and vegan food, all sourced from local suppliers. And if your Christmas shopping list is yet to be signed off, a browse around the intriguing range of White Pine Nordic homeware and gifts is a must.
If you take your coffee seriously, then you’ll love nothing more than a visit to Omotesando Koffee, renowned across the globe for its Japanese coffee, brewed on demand by skilled baristas in white lab coats.
Omotesando Koffee is more of a memorable experience than a regular, everyday coffee shop. Enjoy the minimalistic setting that sings of Japanese interior design whilst you marvel over what can only be labelled as coffe bean alchemy. And if you are partial to a sweet treat to accompany your drink, then you’ll revel in the array of mouth-watering traditional Japanese pastries too.
Seasonal Sugar Fix
If your ultimate seasonal treat is all about the sugar fix, then you’re going to have to make a beeline for Crosstown Doughnuts.
Much-loved for its delectable doughnuts and handcrafted cookies, Crosstown Doughnuts is where you’ll find everything made in-house with all the best seasonal ingredients, including all its jams, compotes, fillings, glazes and toppings.
There are few places you’re going to find a doughnut menu quite like this one. Bacon and whiskey, key lime pie, mango and blueberry… and then there are the Christmas doughnut boxes.
Whether you’re gifting someone special, or satisfying your own sweet tooth and treating yourself, you’re going to be blown away by the likes of gianduja chocolate and hazelnut; ginger, blackberry and pear; spiced date and earl grey, and cinnamon and cranberry. Yum!
A Christmas meal to remember
Spectacular décor, an indulgent Mediterranean menu and a wow-factor experience… it’s all going on at Rathbone Square’s Circolo Popolare, which is quite possibly London’s most Instagrammable eatery and certainly one of the city’s most memorable restaurants.
If you’ve never tried Sicilian food before, this is the place to get to know this delicious cuisine. Jaw-dropping is a good way to describe the whole dining experience, all centred on a chef’s menu that’s updated every month as fresh, seasonal produce comes under the spotlight.
Seasonal treats don’t come much better than this. From your antipasti to your primi piatti, and your secondi to your dolci, you’ll have no choice but to make room for a little bit of everything you fancy, including a glass or three from the traditional Sicilian wine and aperitivos menu.
Looking for seasonal treats in Fitzrovia this Christmas? Visit Rathbone Square!
Rathbone Square is a hidden oasis of tranquillity just off Oxford Street in London’s West End. Why not stop by next time you’re in town, step off the city treadmill and indulge yourself in one or more of the many seasonal treats you’ll find in abundant supply? We look forward to welcoming you this festive season.Back to Blog