British & international menu items in an art deco dining room with high ceilings & natural light. A contemporary jewel in the West End’s glittering crown, Brasserie of Light is an elegant and contemporary restaurant located within the storied walls of Selfridges on Oxford Street. With an eclectic mix of British and internationally inspired cuisine alongside incredible vegan and vegetarian dishes, you’ll find something for everyone in a menu that’s both inclusive and refined, served in breathtaking, Art Deco surroundings from sunrise to late evening. As you enjoy our exclusive seasonal menus and carefully curated cocktails, you’ll do so under the ever-watchful eye of Pegasus, our 24ft tall, crystal-encrusted Damien Hirst sculpture that soars over diners in a breathtaking, colourful space flooded with natural light.As well as the main dining room, we also have a stunning central bar and an exquisite private dining room, perfect for special-occasion dining. So whether you’re booking a business breakfast, looking to lunch with friends near Oxford Street, or planning an intimate dinner for two, you’ll find everything you need and more.
While most department stores are reeling from the troubled state of the high street, Selfridges has found a way to flaunt its confidence – with a whopping £300 million investment in the store. And it’s obvious that a hefty sum of that cash has gone into Richard Caring’s (The Ivy, Sexy Fish, Scott’s) Brasserie of Light – the store’s restaurant with its own dedicated entrance on Duke Street, which allows it to stay open long after the shoppers leave.
It’s got all the components we’ve come to expect from Caring’s stable; eye-popping, dazzling interiors from design hotshot Martin Brudnizki, shiny Art Deco flourishes, a sweeping brass bar and round-the-clock comfort food. And staying true to its name, the space is flooded with light. Start with plump scallops served on top of a thick, gazpacho-like red-pepper-and-fennel sauce, or order steak tartare served with huge parmesan crisps for mopping up your plate. For mains, lobster spaghetti comes with generous chunks stirred into a piquant tomato sauce, and there’s an excellent (and very messy) shrimp-and-avocado burger. A buzzy bar with crowd-pleasing food in a smash-hit location. Teddy Wolstenholne