Spending most of her childhood at Harrods has definitely taught Camilla a thing or two about leading a successful business. She joined the board of the fashion label Issa 7 years ago, which designed the Duchess of Cambridge’s iconic blue engagement dress, however Camilla decided to turn her back on fashion and focus on food, opening her own plant-based restaurant Farmacy.
Farmacy’s menu bursts with the trendiest healthy gluten-free dishes that are 100% organic. “We work for a cause and not for applause! I was inspired to create Farmacy, as a place where I could share my philosophy on nutrition and help bring the conscious eating revolution to London” she says.
“Growing up eating Middle Eastern food sparked my love of flavour which has stayed with me. At Farmacy we created the Middle Eastern Bowl as a nod to my Egyptian heritage”
There are many factors that make Farmacy stand out from any other vegan restaurant in London, “we focus just as much on creating a fun atmosphere as we do serving delicious and nutritious dishes. We aim to be the friendly face of plant-based eating, somewhere that everyone can enjoy, whether they follow a plant-based/vegan lifestyle or not” she adds.
Farmacy aims to promote a new form of veganism with healthy takes on classic comfort foods and desserts that are completely guilt-free, “we serve a selection of plant-based choice comfort foods such as our nachos, pizzas, burger and desserts. Our nice cream sundae is infact one of our best sellers” she tells.
“I have always admired my father’s strong work ethic and this has resonated with me, inspiring me to follow my dreams and never give up!”
Being raised by the Egyptian business tycoon Mohamed Al-Fayed definitely has its perks, “I have always admired my father’s strong work ethic and this has resonated with me, inspiring me to follow my dreams and never give up!” she says.
Speaking of her favorite Farmacy dish, “One of my favourite dishes is the Macro Bowl as all the components create a balanced meal providing the body with all the essential nutrients it needs, whilst also being delicious!” she adds.
Born and raised in London Camilla hasn’t forgotten her Egyptian roots, “Growing up eating Middle Eastern food sparked my love of flavour which has stayed with me. At Farmacy we created the Middle Eastern Bowl as a nod to my Egyptian heritage” she says.
Camilla is not going to stop here, so watch out for any signs of Farmacy in Cairo “We are looking to expand the brand worldwide so watch this space!” she tells.
If you happen to be visiting London soon, don’t forget to stop at Farmacy for a delicious healthy meal and order the Farmacy burger, it’s super filling and comes with delicious chunky chips and a to die for homemade goji ketchup.