Divertimenti

South Kensington

Cooks will salivate in this fantastic store. If you need something to blanch, zest, grate, glaze or dust, then you’re almost guaranteed to find it here. There’s a good range of top-quality kitchen classics like the Waring Juice Extractor and the Kitchen Aid Artisan, and a dazzling array of knives; professional sets in a fabric roll by Wusthof are perfect for any wannabe Gordons. Attractive chunky earthenware is another speciality – the Mediterranean colours of the Poterie Provençal give an instant hit of sunshine. Venture downstairs for staggeringly pricey cookers by La Cornue, plus copper pans, enormous mortar and pestles, super-thick wooden chopping boards and old-fashioned ice-cream scoops. The baking section is exhaustive. If you don’t think you merit fancy cooking tools yet, then enlist in its cookery school to hone your skills.

There is another branch on Marylebone High Street which reopened in Marylebone in October 2014. The listing can be found here. 

Venue name: Divertimenti
Contact:
Address: 227-229 Brompton Road
London
SW3 2EP
Opening hours: Open 9.30am-6pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri; 9.30am-7pm Wed; 10am-6pm Sat; noon-5.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Knightsbridge or South Kensington tube
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