ISSUE 47  |  Thanksgiving Table

Shopper’s Diary: Melrose and Morgan in London

November 22, 2010 9:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Located in Northwest London, Melrose and Morgan is the city's premier food emporium ("It's the first grocery store to carve out a niche that feels uniquely London," Tyler Brule wrote in FT Weekend). Owners Ian James and Nick Selby opened their first shop in Primrose Hill in 2004, followed by a second shop in leafy Hampstead (designed by Kate Monckton), which opened last spring in Oriel Hall, a Salvation Army Hall from the 1900s. The interiors of both feature a nostalgic vibe, with vintage-looking homewares on offer alongside a range of seasonal ready-made offerings (think traditional fish pie, egg and cress sandwiches, sausage rolls) made from ingredients sourced throughout the British isles.

Homesick ex-pats take note: Melrose and Morgan is offering a full Thanksgiving menu, featuring a free-range Goodman Brothers Bronze turkey, fresh cranberry sauce with port and orange, bourbon sweet potatoes—even pumpkin pie. Go to Melrose and Morgan for location information and hours; for a live tour, click on the video below.

Take a video tour of Melrose and Morgan in Hampstead with Remodelista correspondent Christine in London.

Above: The lofty, double-height space allows for floor-to-ceiling displays.

Above: Enamelware ladles on offer.

Above: Even the signage harks back to humbler times; original Victorian tiles run the length of the room.

Above: Ingenious suspended shelves allow for additional display; all above images by Chris Tubbs Photography.

Above: Images via Flickr.

Above: Reclaimed wood fronts the bar; hanging pendant light with different colored cords add visual interest. Image by Chris Tubbs Photography.

Above: The jaunty Melrose and Morgan delivery truck; image via Flickr.