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Friday, 21 March 2014

Postcard From London: The Salads at Harrods


NAH was most surprised to hear I'd never been to Harrods, so we rectified that little hole in my education last week and had a gigglesome time. The Food Hall is a magnificent emporium of all things edible, but I was a bit surprised to find some plastic in evidence amongst the salad display.

This link takes you to 150 pictures to drool over (not mine) which are much more as expected. Here's a little taster I took of the chocolate hall...


Until its takeover in 2010, Harrods had a dress code and I fear the doorman would not have allowed us to enter in those days. Still, it was rather fun to check out my latest post had gone up on Veg Plotting in the Apple store and to freely admit to the assistant that was what I was doing. Then blog away was the cheerful reply.

Standards might possibly be slipping... ;)

16 comments:

  1. I've never been to Harrods either - not even the one in Leeds.

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    1. It's worth a trip Sue just to see how the other half lives!

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  2. I should think that Harrods loves to mentioned in blogs ;)

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  3. Have been enjoying seeing London through your eyes rhis week. Thank you!

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    1. You're very welcome Colleen - you've helped so much to change my opinion of London :-)

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  4. I visited many years ago, I must have been dressed correctly! It certainly is an experience!

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  5. That top photo is one of your best yet. Your assistants must have been good too. I expect Harrods provides good lighting engineers for bloggers along with artistic veg arrangers.

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    1. Thanks Lucy - it reminded me so much of those still life paintings. However I was itching to take all the plastic away and rearrange everything!

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  6. I have been to Harrods a couple of times, but it’s almost 10 years ago since last time. It is so expensive it’s hardly any point going there, I won’t be buying anything anyway. I seem to remember bringing visiting family and friends there – one of the tourist landmarks I guess. Back then I had no idea about their policy, that was something I heard about in later years. No one attempted to kick us out though so I assume we were dressed acceptably!

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    1. Well we were being typical tourists ;-) We saw plenty of people who were buying plenty - I think most of them were taking advantage of the tax free shopping opportunities though. I loved the Egyptian escalators and the eye popping slideshow showing the really unusual items they've sold over the years.

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  7. Oh thanks for being so considerate VP and not posting a close up of the choccies. The veg produce looks fresh enough but that plastic is a shame. I've only visited Harrods Food Hall once and the choice of cheeses stayed in my mind for some time. I remember my dear dad saying that the establishment was a temple to Mammon and refusing to step over the threshold. He waited for my mum and I for some considerable time :)

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    1. They were modt tempting Anna. I wonder how many people treat themselves to just a couple of them, so they can say they've bought something from Harrods?

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