Take your four o’clock meeting at The Royal Exchange with a sip of Fortnum & Mason’s Royal Exchange blend, specially crafted for the brand’s City outlet. Feast on the finest finger sandwiches, including honey-roasted ham with English mustard and Fortnum’s smoked salmon with lemon butter, while you debate whether the Fortnum’s strawberry preserve or the clotted cream goes on top.
EAT FORTNUM & MASON CLASSICS IN THE FORTNUM’S BAR & RESTAURANT
From preserves to Scotch eggs, the Fortnum’s name is proudly associated with some of the finest foods and most innovative recipes. Fortnum’s speciality Piccadilly 181 smoked salmon is smoked on the rooftop of the Piccadilly store, hand-carved at The Royal Exchange bar counter, and served with shallots, capers, homemade soda bread and seaweed butter – a must-try.
For breakfast, try everything from a classic full English breakfast (Fortnum’s style) to matcha pancakes and Scotch porridge with Fortnum’s honey.
FIND YOUR FORTNUM’S FAVOURITES IN-STORE
If you’ve got some last-minute shopping to do or some gifts to find, there’s no need to travel all the way to Piccadilly for a piece of Fortnum’s.
The Royal Exchange shelves are stocked with an expertly curated selection of Fortnum’s favourites, including wine, champagne, preserves, tea, biscuits, and hampers for every occasion.
Sit down for a leisurely lunch while a personal shopper ticks off the must-haves on your shopping list. You can also order online and pick up in store using Fortnum’s click and collect service.
TRY SOME SPECIALITY TIPPLES YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE
In 1571, Thomas Gresham opened The Royal Exchange as the centre of trading stocks in the City. Who better to name Fortnum’s Royal Exchange tipple after than the man behind the brand’s City home? The Gresham’s Martini is a blend of all the good stuff – including Fortnum’s own London dry gin, Lillet Blanc, Oloroso sherry and tangy orange bitters.
DISCOVER ONE OF LONDON’S ‘MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE’ RESTAURANTS
As anointed by The Evening Standard, The Royal Exchange digs make for a monumental selfie backdrop. Of course, it has been on quite the journey before reaching this cultural zenith: after burning down in 1666, The Royal Exchange building was rebuilt in its original Roman style, a stunning mix of towering pillars and limestone walkways. Hashtags at the ready.
PICK UP LUNCH TO TAKE AWAY
Fortnum’s at The Royal Exchange offers a number of takeaway options, inspired by the restaurant menu and available in The Royal Exchange store. From grilled aubergine with crushed chickpeas and chicken caesar salad to ploughman’s plate and Fortnum’s smoked salmon, you can still enjoy the finer things in life inside a rather wonderful takeaway box.
Recognising that people have busy lives, Fortnum & Mason has always sought to ensure its customers aren’t left high and dry. Whether it’s a last-minute gift, a well-stocked wicker hamper or a bottle of bubbly for the weekend, Fortnum’s will deliver to anywhere within the Square Mile in 90 minutes or less. Simply contact the Fortnum’s concierge team, and they’ll do the rest.
PERSONALISE YOUR GIFTS
What’s better than a lovingly gifted bottle of Fortnum & Mason Blanc de Blancs Champagne? How about a personalised bottle with a name, special date or delightful greeting on the front? No need to traipse over from The City to the Fortnum’s flagship in Piccadilly – you can now get your gifts personalised in store at The Royal Exchange store while you shop. Perfect.
ENJOY WEEKLY LIVE MUSIC
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm, Fortnum’s dinner is accompanied by the old-school R&B, blues and jazz sounds of soul singer Dee and her band, and the laid-back grooves of dapper supper club band, The Gents. The central courtyard’s acoustics are quite something, too.
Fortnum & Mason at The Royal Exchange is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and on Saturday from 9am to 6pm. This article first appeared on the Fortnum & Mason website