Brasserie of Light – Selfridges, London


A few weeks ago, I visited Brasserie of Light the Art Deco restaurant and bar which is situated in London’s Selfridges store, on Oxford Street.

Brasserie of Light is owned by Caprice Holdings, who also own The Ivy, Sexy Fish, J Sheekey and many other lavish eateries.

The restaurant and bar are truly stunning, my kind of interior through and through! Mirrors everywhere, very contemporary and elegant! Somewhere you need to get a little dressed up for.

The first thing you notice when you enter the restaurant area, is the 24ft crystal encrusted Pegasus statue created especially for the restaurant by none other than Damien Hirst! It can be seen from all directions in the restaurant and reflects from the mirrors and windows!

Enough about the interiors, let’s talk about the food and drink, the main reason we were there! We arrived a little early for our reservation, so we were seated at the bar and ordered a drink before being seated.

I won’t list everyone’s drinks as there was 5 of us! But I had the Elderflower & Juniper G&T which consisted of Plymouth Gin, Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic, Citrus & St. Germain Elderflower Mist which tasted amazing, and my mum had the Rhubarb, Raspberry & Ginger G&T which consisted of Slingsby Rhubarb Gin, Chambord & Fever-Tree Ginger Ale!

Once our table was ready, we were escorted over to our area, and our drinks were brought over from the bar. We had a prime spot in the restaurant meaning we could admire the Damien Hirst crystal encrusted Pegasus statue in its full glory!

The menu is very varied with a mix of classic British and internationally inspired dishes. We all ate from the A La Carte menu, however Brasserie of Light do serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and weekend brunch or just wine and cocktails at the bar if you aren’t looking to eat.

I continued to drink Elderflower & Juniper G&T’s during the meal, however we did have a bottle of the house red which was really good for a house wine! And the table itself was set out beautifully.

For my starter I went for the Dorset Crab Salad, Watermelon, Radish, & Lobster Dressing which looked and tasted delicious! We also ordered a few extra bits for the table, to eat during our starters. The Wild Mushroom and Truffle Rice Balls were a highlight of mine! And the Salt-crusted Sourdough Bread was so moreish I could have eaten a whole loaf!

For my main I went for the Shrimp and Avocado Burger with Pickled Fennel and White Radish! The sauce had a real kick to it, but was super tasty! I was also eyeing up the Sole Goujons with Minted Peas, Tartare Sauce and Fries my mum had!

My dessert was literally from another planet! I had Orbit which is a Dark Chocolate Mousse, Hazelnut Praline Ice Cream, Milk Foam, Honeycomb and Popping Candy extravaganza! It literally felt like 100 things exploding in your mouth! Everything combined made for real treat of a dessert! Just look at it!

Others had the Cheese Board which consisted of Cashel Blue, Quicke’s Mature Cheddar, Camembert Le Fin Normand, Pear and Ginger Chutney with Crispbreads which looked delicious! And if you fancy something a bit fruity, then the Butterfly Flutterby which is Iced Passion Fruit Parfait, Pistachio Meringue and Vanilla Cream is the one for you!

I absolutely loved my dining experience at Brasserie of Light! It does get extremely busy so if you’re thinking of going then 100% book early! We went to celebrate my brother’s birthday, and they kindly brought out a little cake for him with a candle on which was a nice personalised touch!

The next Caprice Holdings restaurant I am going to be checking out is definitely Sexy Fish which is an Asian restaurant and bar which I absolutely love!

Have you been to Brassiere of Light?

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