The Queen’s other grocer – a review of Fortnum & Mason in photos

Hi Frugalistas!

Continuing (and concluding) my series on Her Majesty’s supermarkets, here is my review of Fortnum & Mason in photos:

Not quite your typical supermarket

Just so no one forgets who shops here

Or that her son does too!

A refrigerator case filled with nothing but stilton cheese.

Christmas hampers ready to order

Advent calendars – that look just like an expensive doll’s house

If there is a fruit and you can glace it, it was here, glistening like jewels. An amazing display!

Marshmallows in every imaginable flavour

Good enough to eat? No, actually beautifully decorated cakes of soap, like miniature works of art

Even the entrance is not your average supermarket

Definitely not your average supermarket, Fortnum & Mason is a step back in time well worth discovering.  Oh, and they serve Tea as well!

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11 Comments on “The Queen’s other grocer – a review of Fortnum & Mason in photos”

  1. Geek Goddess 24/11/2012 at 1:25 am #

    😦 I wish I had known about this two weeks ago!

    • frugalfirstclasstravel 24/11/2012 at 9:59 am #

      Excuse for a quick return? It’s a fantastically English place that’s well worth the visit

  2. Lynne 24/11/2012 at 1:37 am #

    Yes! Tea at F&M is a lovely experience, delicious, and definitely worth the price. A glass of champagne, if that is your ‘cup of tea’, is good, too.
    Did you photograph the 1st floor elevator door? I recall its brass loveliness being quite spectacular. Or maybe just a young gir’sl memory growing dim?!
    Thanks for the photos — lovely, lovely, lovely.

    • frugalfirstclasstravel 24/11/2012 at 9:57 am #

      I’ve had tea there previously, but not this time unfortunately. I don’t recall those doors but the architecture of the whole building is amazing.

      Thanks for adding to the story

  3. Holiday Addict 25/11/2012 at 3:38 am #

    I’m going to spend my next free weekend in that fridge filled with Stilton. Did I mention I love cheese? 🙂

    Seriously though, I only ever visit friends in London and do very little else. I think I need some Fortnum & Mason in my life.

    • frugalfirstclasstravel 25/11/2012 at 7:29 am #

      The Stilton fridge was amazing….F&M is a really interesting shop – great gift-type stock as well as the food, and FAR fewer tourists than at Harrods

  4. Wonderlusting 27/11/2013 at 12:54 am #

    I love Fortnum & Mason! All those little details and touches – i’ve got a post coming up on it too.

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