Food Fight

SAM SCOTT for TIME

To stay ahead, Harvey Nichols will renovate its trendy Fifth Floor Restaurant

Gone is the era when a meal in a department store meant a scoop of chicken salad on a plastic tray in a room reminiscent of your grandmother's conservatory. These days, shoppers at Selfridges in London are feasting on roast duck, salmon ravioli and pumpkin chili cakes in the store's Premier restaurant, which has a nice view over bustling Oxford Street. At Harrods, the clientele in the Georgian Restaurant is tucking into terrine of foie gras with cèpes, fillet of red mullet and wild game pudding whipped up by a chef who used to work at one of London's most popular...

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