Selfridges is following their very successful Q on the Roof summer pop-up with a winter rooftop pop-up restaurant on the roof of the store at 400 Oxford Street. It's in the same place, but this time expect more warmng dishes and drinks, including hot chocolate cocktails, and Buttermilk crispy chicken with blue cheese fondue. Plus there will be a log cabin. Booking recommended!
"This October sees the opening of Le Chalet - a winter Alpine-style restaurant on the roof of Selfridges - the second of the store's new 'On The Roof With...' residencies.
Le Chalet will be operated by Des McDonald, fresh from the phenomenal success of his 'On the Roof with Q' this summer. This time, McDonald and his team will be transforming Selfridges' rooftop into a destination winter playground.
Le Chalet will transport customers high above the streets of London to a wintry retreat poised on top of the world’s best department store. The restaurant will serve a delicious Alpine inspired barbeque menu alongside a crab and shellfish bar. Situated on the terrace will be a log cabin, alongside a hot chocolate cocktail bar to ensure guests escape the wintry chill.
Designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the main inspiration for the restaurant is taken from a traditional ski chalet and is combined with accents of wintry ferns, timber branches, and soft low lighting entwined with branches throughout. Tables and relaxed seating are tucked away behind winter ferns to provide an intimate and laidback atmosphere.
The menu will be inspired by Le Chalet’s sister restaurant, Q Grill and will include hearty dishes to reflect the season. The kitchen will use quality seasonal produce, locally sourced and simply cooked. Le Chalet's kitchen will be headed up by Chris Dargavel, the Head Chef at On the Roof with Q and will be overseen by Lee Bull, Group Executive Chef. Fergal Dooley, previously at Holborn Dining Room will be the General Manager and the bar will be run by Allan Farrell, former Bar Manager at Sushihno.
Starters include; Cornish crab served with pickled celeriac and Colman’s mustard, Peppered tuna with wasabi avocado, and Endive and pear salad with shaved pecorino and hazelnuts. Diners can then choose from Air dried beef with baked raclette, Buttermilk chicken schnitzel with blue cheese fondue, pit grilled ribs and a selection of the finest seafood. The sides provide the perfect accompaniment to the main courses, they include; Roasted roots with honey and thyme and Broccoli with chilli and garlic. The dessert menu has been designed by Siobhan Ambrose, Head Pastry Chef for Des McDonald Restaurants Etc and includes; Eggnog snow egg, Apple streusel with lashings of custard, Black forest cheesecake and Vanilla and blackcurrant rice pudding.
Le Chalet’s drinks menu presents an assortment of carefully selected wines, beer, cocktails and soft drinks, along with a generous offering of the finest grand reserve drinks. The list also features a hot chocolate cocktail bar, 'choctails' include; ‘The Cuban’ a delicious concoction of rum, cinnamon and hot chocolate, ‘Double Choc’ a blend of Courvoisier Exclusif, white chocolate and hot chocolate and ‘Malt’ bourbon, malted milk and hot chocolate. These drinks can be enjoyed on the winter chalet porch, accompanied with a Cigar from a specially crafted selection by James J. Fox.
Le Chalet also features ‘The Juicery Après-Ski Menu’, by the successful New York health brand The Juicery. Founded by Cindy Palusamy, she has brought together some of the top names in the health and wellness sector to create a unique menu that includes; Superfood hot chocolate, Espresso maca, Superpower espresso shot and Superfood teas."
When - Open daily from 22nd October - late February
Mon – Tues: 11am – 9pm, Wed – Sat: 11am – 11pm, Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Where - Selfridges Rooftop, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Entrance: Express lift on G in the Fragrance Hall on G
Booking - Best for busy times and weekend - here
Link - Q Grill at Selfridges
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