Brasserie of Light
Brasserie of Light, a new destination restaurant and bar from Caprice Holdings, has opened as part of the final of Selfridges’ £300 million investment in its London store.
Brasserie of Light offers all-day dining in a chic, Art-Deco setting within the iconic department store. Accommodating up to 130 guests in the main restaurant and bar area, Brasserie of Light also features an impressive private dining room with space for 16 guests seated and 30 standing, and is perfect for all kinds of private functions.
The kitchen at Brasserie of Light is led by talented Portuguese chef Emanuel Machado, whose eclectic menus offer a mix of classic British and internationally-inspired dishes throughout the day and evening. The A La Carte menu will feature dishes such as scallops with red peppers, roasted fennel and capers to start, spaghetti with lobster as a main course and Pegasus Pie served with a yuzu coconut cloud for dessert. The weekend brunch menu will include avocado and poached eggs, given an edge with ancient grains, turmeric, coconut and garlic hollandaise, while Champagne afternoon tea will be a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds.
The bar at Brasserie of Light serves signature cocktails inspired by the legacy of Selfridges alongside classic drinks and an extensive selection of wines – the ideal place for post shopping or pre-dinner drinks.
Internationally-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki consulted on the design, which features bold, colourful and light-filled interiors. Diners will enter via a stairwell leading to an impressive double height space above Duke Street; Brasserie of Light is a dramatic new offering within Selfridges, adjacent to the recently refurbished menswear floor on 1.
The centrepiece to the restaurant and in keeping with the Caprice style is Pegasus, a piece of artwork by Damien Hirst. The 24ft crystal encrusted statue has a 30ft wingspan and will soar over diners with hooves lifted, while an East facing aspect floods the space with natural light.
Richard Caring, Chairman of Caprice Holdings, commented:
“When you think of the Capital City of the World you think of London. When you think of London you think of Selfridges. In the future when you think of London restaurants I hope you will think of Brasserie of Light. A culmination of putting together extreme talent, extreme experience, extreme desire and extreme passion. The Brasserie of Light is a new look spectacle where the input of Damien Hirst, Martin Brudnizki and the absolute strength of Selfridges; this mix has resulted in what I believe to be something very beautiful. It is about light, make-believe and dreams. Dreams in this restaurant will come true!”
From sunrise to late evening, Brasserie of Light will offer something for everyone, while an exclusive entrance on Duke Street will allow the restaurant to operate outside of the store closing hours, a first in Selfridges long retail history.
To find out more, please visit www.brasserie-of-light.co.uk.