Sunday 8 October 2017

Il Tetto - The Selfridges Rooftop Pop-up Restaurant for Autumn & Winter 2017

Selfridges rooftop restaurant for Autumn and Winter 2017 will be Il Tetto, a new modern Italian pop-up from Des McDonald.  Open daily, it is inspired by traditional Italian trattorias, bringing a taste of the mediterranean to London.  I loved The Deck, their summer pop-up - looks like this one will be just as good!

"This autumn, Selfridges will collaborate with renowned restaurateur Des McDonald to launch a new modern Italian restaurant - Il Tetto.  Taking up a year-long residency on the iconic Selfridges rooftop, Il Tetto is a stylish all-day dining Italian restaurant, serving up classic Italian dishes with a contemporary twist.  The restaurant will open on 6th October.
Inspired by the traditional Italian trattorias, Il Tetto will bring a taste of the casual, rustic neighbourhood restaurants found throughout Italy to the iconic Selfridges rooftop.  The roof has been transformed with accents of Tuscan red, burnt orange and olive green throughout and terracotta pots filled with herbs bring a sense of rural Italy to the city. Des McDonald has worked closely with Head Chef Luca Terraneo (formerly of L’Anima) to create a menu of authentic Italian dishes, using well sourced, seasonal ingredients from across Italy. 
Open daily from 11am, the menu offers brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner seven days a week.  Guests can begin with Cicchetti, Venetian style ‘small plates’ including Baccala mantecato all veneziana (whipped air-dried cod, grilled polenta, charred roast pepper sauce) or Starters such as Insalata invernale (radicchio, white chicory, heritage beetroot, pear, zola dressing).  Pasta dishes include Tortelli alla zucca mantovana (pumpkin hand filled parcels, robiola fondue and crispy sage).
Luxury pizzas will be available straight from the traditional pizza oven and main courses include Salmon alla griglia (Charred grilled salmon, braised cannellini beans, sun blush tomato) and Braciola d'agnello (Wood fired Barnsley chop, white onions, seared fennel).  Desserts include Semifreddo al limone amalfitano (iced lemon parfait, meringue, curd and biscuit) and Mousse al gianduia (chocolate and hazelnut mousse, caramelised hazelnuts).
The Terrace offers beautiful skyline views of London, and a private dining hut is available to those looking to escape the wintry chill.  A menu of Hot-tails will be served including Etna – a blend of Inzolia white wine, Rafatfia, brandy, roasted cardamom, honey and fresh mint and Andreana – a mix of Muscatel, Borgia bianco, pear puree and Cocci Americano.  Also on offer is a robust wine menu serving the best Italy has to offer and an innovative selection of Negronis.
Il Tetto is set to be the ultimate winter warming dining destination, the ideal venue to hideaway from the cold bustling London streets and enjoy warm, hearty Italian food.  The kitchen is overseen by Head Chef Luca Terraneo who brings a wealth of experience, from L’Anima and Franco’s; he has worked with the critically acclaimed Francesco Mazzei for over 10 years.  Matthew Hayes, formerly Executive Pastry Chef for Corbin & King has been appointed as the new Executive Pastry Chef for the Des McDonald Group, and will oversee the Pastry section and Afternoon Tea."

When - Open daily from 6th September 2017
11am-11pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm-6pm on Sunday

Where - Selfridges Rooftop, 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB
Entrance: Express lift on G in the Fragrance Hall on G

Booking - To make a reservation please email


Get directions with Citymapper

Link 1 - Il Tetto
Link 2 - Il Tetto on Instagram

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