Review on Brasserie of Light
Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings have teamed up with flagship store Selfridges to open a stunning destination restaurant named Brasserie of Light. Accessed either by the men's department on the first floor, or by it's own entrance on Duke Street, it will be the first time in Selfridge's 109 years history that it's restaurant will be open to diners after closing time.
Located on the eastern side of the building, bathed in lots of natural light, the gorgeous Art Deco interiors have been created by critically acclaimed Martin Brudnizki. Flying high above the double-height room is Damien Hirst's largest London scale artwork, an awe-inspiring 24ft crystal encrusted Pegasus with a 30ft wingspan.
Leading the kitchen is Emmanuel Machado, the former Balthazar Head Chef and he proposes an extensive menu that straddles breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between, showcasing a mix of classic British and international inspired dishes. From the a la carte menu you could opt for a starter of tuna capaccio, citrus ponzu dressing and wasabi mayo or maybe avocado and sesame fried chicken with coriander. When it comes to main courses you might see pan-fried sea bass fillet, braised fennel, tomato and olive or an 8oz sirloin steak and fries served with béarnaise sauce and watercress. There's plenty of temptation when it comes to desserts, witness Butterfly Flutterby, iced passion fruit parfait, pistachio meringue and vanilla ice cream or Pegasus Pie, yuzu coconut cloud, sesame biscuit, charred pineapple and caramel. There's also a range of tasty sandwiches served between 11.00am and 5.00pm, if you only have time for a quick pit-stop.
The global wine list has plenty of lovely options available by the glass and there's signature cocktails at the elegant central bar.
British / International
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00am (9.00am Sat & Sun) through
Dinner: 10.00pm (9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express