Fortnum & Mason
88 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
Her Majesty’s “little corner shop.” All three floors brim with the finest food and wines. Prince Charles’s organic products are for sale here, and Fortnum’s The Cook Book is edited by the son of HRH Camilla, Charles’s wife. F&M is famous for its tearooms. A footman will usher you in and offer you a choice of 60. Mr. Fortnum was a footman in Queen Anne’s household. His job was to replace half burnt candles with new ones. Rather than wasting them, he sold the wax and made a fortune. His lodger Mr. Mason, a busy builder in Mayfair, suggested a partnership, and the rest, as they say, is grocery.
Tips from locals
Don't miss the teas and high-end groceries in this wonderful old-style/new produce gorcery store on Picadilly.