I recently went for lunch at Vintage Salt, a pop up restaurant on Selfridges Roof Terrace, which was previously known as Le Chalet before it shed it’s winter coat. The British summer restaurant, bar and terrace is inspired by a cornish fishing village allowing us to enjoy a British seaside experience above the hustle & bustle of Oxford Street and even better in Selfridges. This is Des Mcdonald’s third pop up restaurant at Selfridges and as usual everything has been uniquely and well-thought out, with close attention to detail. This is conveyed through the playful menu (chocolate burgers) and stripped beach huts, really playing on the seaside feel.
Restaurant, Bar & Terrace
Selfridges Roof Top
Post-shoppers & generally mixed crowd
What I had
To start we shared the spiced tuna tartare and Earl Grey tea smoked salmon, Jersey Royals, horseradish. If I had to pick a favourite it would have to be the tartare, although those jersey royals topped with a pinch of salt and pepper were lovely. For mains, I had the Vintage Salt Burger (you can’t go wrong) the melted emmantal cheese was divine, thats what sold me. My lunch date had the sea bass with surf clams, which was cooked with a crispy skin, the plate was left clean which means it was thoroughly enjoyed. This was all accompanied with copious amounts of passion ice tea – we seriously couldn’t get enough it tasted as good as it looks. For dessert we shared the “chocolate burger” which was a great concept, but sadly didn’t taste as good as I had impinged. We then treated ourselves to a Bellini peach and proescco popsicle, overall it was a fun and delicious experience!
Peach Ice Tea, it’s seriously worth going back for!
For more info see www.vintagesalt.co.uk