Today the rooftop restaurant at Selfridges, Forest, has just undergone its winter revamp, reopening with a new theme as a party set in an Alpine forest. It's the sixth season for the restaurant that continues to be a big hit with shoppers in the iconic Oxford Street store.
So what does the winter revamp bring? Expect glitter balls and gold and glitter accents throughout the whole
John Lewis is updating its Gardening Society rooftop installation for the winter months and they've brought in Mac & Wild to create a winter menu.
The whole space is also being redesigned as a winter forest, designed by Tony Woods who was previously awarded RHS National Young Garden Designer of the Year. So expect a natural fir tree glade as you enter as well as vegetable patches, hedgerows
If you've ever been down Maltby Market way to the wonderful Natoora shop and bought WAY too much, you'll either be pleased or worried to hear that they've opened a new place inside Selfridges. If you're not aware of Natoora yet, they supply some of London's best restaurant with fruit and vegetables. If you've been out for dinner marvelling at the quality of the veg - there's a good chance they supplied it.
Natoora been in soft launch for a while
Work in or around Oxford Street? There's a breakfast bar from a British start-up popping up in Selfridges food department for three weeks this summer. The Cuckoo muesli bar will be in store from 18 July. Choose from breakfast options like:
You get to choose the base, and then
The rooftop dining scene on Oxford Street is already ramping up for summer with the opening of Notch on 5 May. But now we're hearing of another roof scene that looks set to dominate the street's summer scene.
John Lewis, of all places, has teamed up with event organisers Night Tales to put on a series of rooftop residencies by some of the hottest
The transformation of the rooftop at the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane into Roofnic last year was a huge hit for the hotel - with queues snaking round the block. Now they've unveiled their plans for Summer 2016 and it's bound to be just as popular.
The space will be called Notch. Style-wise they're describing it as "Williamsburg Warehouse meets Berlin
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Matching the changing of the seasons in the clothes sold in the store below, Selfridges’ iconic Rooftop restaurant – Forest is having a Spring makeover.
The restaurant, which is run by Des McDonald, will re-open in March with a completely new look and seasonally-inspired menu. The look will be that of an English Country garden bursting into spring.
Every month the kitchen will choose a new vegetable or fruit to celebrate. They'll be
So these new baked goods to hit Selfridges this week are, frankly, mesmerising. Rainbow bagels are apparently a huge trend in NYC right now and they've crossed the pond to London. Made by Yummies Deli, they're made by carefully plaiting up to six different coloured doughs. You can find them in Selfridges foodhall right now and they cost £4.99 for 5. That rather eye-watering price is because in the time they'd take to make 2500 normal bagels, they can put just
If today's release of the John Lewis Christmas ad made you a) cry and b) feel as if the countdown to Christmas proper had started, then you'll be wanting to head to Oxford Street. The department store's flagship shop there has launched a winter alfresco spot on their rooftop, themed around the ad.
Can't tell you how much we love the idea of this new festive addition to Selfridges. It's a Moët & Chandon champagne photobooth. You jump in the booth, snap a pic and then use that to create personalised labels for MINI MOET champagne bottles.
And if you want to take your time over the perfect shot (or get one done for someone else as a pressie), you can just upload a pic from your phone when you're in store and get the labels done that way. The personalised Mini Moët
Now that we're officially into Autumn, it's nice to have something to look forward to and the new series of Nordic dinners coming up at Selfridges sounds like just our cup of lingonberry tea. The store has brought in an incredibly impressive range of chefs for the various dinners - these are going to be seriously hot tickets.
First up is a
Hot Dinners popped along to Oxford Street last night to one of a series of dinners being held at Selfridges for the store's Meet the Makers series.
Last night was the first of a two night stint by National Chef of the Year Russell Bateman of Colette's restaurant at The Grove. Bateman was introduced by his former boss Daniel Clifford from Midsummer House in Cambridge and Alyn Williams while Clare Smyth from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Can you believe that Selfridges' iconic Brass Rail restaurant has beens serving salt beef for almost 50 years? The store restaurant celebrates its 50th birthday next year and reopens tomorrow after a pre-birthday makeover.
While the salt beef remains the same, there are a number of new things to be had - not least their first ever breakfast menu including dishes such as crisp salt beef hash, or smoked salmon served with a soft boiled Buford Brown Egg,
22/7 - Updated with more menu details
There's something of an exchange going on between London and New York at the minute. We've passed over Jason Atherton and Burger & Lobster to them for two new openings. And in return they've sent us Hotel Chantelle.
Named after a World War II safe house and inspired by the design of the rooftop dining space it occupies in
It seems that all department stores have definitely caught the restaurant bug, with Debenhams the latest to reveal an overhaul. They've brought in Eddie Lim of the Mango Tree (and more recently Harrods' Chai Wu) to develop their new restaurant Chi Kitchen.
It'll open on Oxford Street for starters, and the plans are for it to appear in every Debenhams after that. It's Pan Asian - planning to pull together Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean
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