In London, a trip to the uber-luxurious department store, Harrod’s, was on the agenda. But, not for the designer Givenchy handbags, Escada dresses or Yves Saint Laurent shoes. I am not label whore.

I wanted the ritzy experience of perusing the shelves of the famous Harrod’s Food Hall. I am a food whore.

Harrod’s Food Hall is one of the Worlds most opulent food courts, for lack of a better word. It features a series of food halls that each boast luxury eateries and gourmet goods.

As I walked through a maze of lavish apparel and extravagant accessories, towards the food hall, I couldn’t help but wonder whether there would be any product there that would be deemed affordable.

This seemed even more questionable as I passed the ₤505 Bvlgari sunglasses locked in a spotless glass case. I would go nutty if I accidentally sat on those.

Upon entering the hall there was a sigh of relief, oysters at only ₤1 each. Reasonable

Though the price rises dramatically if you would like the oysters shucked, prepared and actually fancied sitting down to eat them.

The Oyster & Caviar House is for you with the deeper pockets. Much deeper.

Moving on and passing the pricey sushi bar along the way, a pastry case was beckoning. Ooh look, I could also afford a cherry Danish for ₤1.75.

Unshucked oysters and pastries. This meal is shaping up nicely.

Upon further discovery, Quail from France would only run me ₤2.95. Maybe that guy will throw in his hat as a bonus. Or at least cook it for me since I was lacking an oven at the Royal Garden Hotel.

So, now where does this meal stand? One raw French quail, unshucked oysters and a cherry Danish. ₤5.45. At this point McDonalds is sounding slightly better, and I don’t do fast food.

The Salame al Tartufo catches my eye next and runs ₤8.75. Pricey, yet it would come with a hinged jar as a souvenir. Maybe I can grab a loaf of the fresh baked bread to slather it on.

As I looked around for something to wash down this delectable imaginary meal that I had created I saw the Harrod’s Limited Edition Glitterati bottled water…for ₤29.95. Seriously?

It was bedazzled, in a glass container. Could that make it taste so much better than a ₤3.20 plastic bottle of Evian?

In actuality I did not purchase one thing from Harrod’s Food Hall. I am cheap. We went for Bone Marrow at St. John Restaurant instead. I like my food cooked.

Though browsing through, the thousands of epicurean products temporarily filled the foodie in me.

Have you been to Harrod’s Food Hall? Would you ever pay ₤29.95 for a bottle water?