The Gourmet Shop
Recently re-opened after the 2009 renovation of the whole Regency property, The Gourmet Shop has proved itself a huge hit with ex-pats and guests alike. With a menu of mainly soups, salads and a build your own sandwich concept (for a fairly hefty 10AZN, though they are admittedly very good), it is always busy with a mainly foreign crowd. Coffee is by Illy and brewed to perfection, especially good when chased with a couple of the very fine home-made truffles. The Gourmet Shop also serves as an excellent deli, with a small but excellent, seasonal selection of oils, wines, cakes and luxury items in tins and jars from around the world and at a premium. For the budget-conscious luncher, by the way, a good tip is to take a brace of the very tasty side-salads, which will fill you up for a fraction of the cost.