I think I must have spent an embarrassingly large proportion of my time before the arrival of Jack in Harvey Nichols – much of it in the company of my lovely friend Eileen, chatting, browsing and cooing over beautiful things. So, naturally, as I started to feel more like the pre-pregnancy me, I persuaded my husband to venture into Knightsbridge on a Sunday. Well, someone needed to look after Jack while I was trying on shoes…
My husband has a particular fondness for nice restaurants. It’s not the food, but the experience for him. Whilst I, reluctant to impinge on my precious shopping time, tentatively suggested we grab a sandwich and a coffee, he insisted we eat properly in the Fifth Floor Restaurant. We pitched up with a baby and no booking.
They couldn’t have been more accomodating. Jack wasn’t really big enough for a high chair so we kept him in the buggy and parked it at the table, which the staff worked round with aplomb. They willingly warmed up his bottle of milk – though it came back pretty hot and we had to let it cool down. There is a pretty good, though snug, baby changing cubical in the Ladies loo next to the restaurant. It might have been tricky for Dan if he’d been on his own though, as there don’t appear to be any baby changing facilities in the Men’s loo…
The food was lovely, the staff made a fuss of Jack and, though it doesn’t happen often, I did have to concede that my husband was right.
Feeding Facilities: 3/5
Changing Facilities: 4/5
Overall rating: 20/25 ££