Le Chalet – an Alpine-style restaurant located on the roof of Selfridges shopping center – recently opened just in time for the wintry season ahead.
Le Chalet will transport customers high above the streets of London to a wintry retreat. Here they serve an Alpine-inspired barbecue menu, alongside a crab and shellfish bar. Situated on the terrace will be a log cabin and a hot chocolate cocktail bar.
Le Chalet at Selfridges — Photo courtesy of Selfridges & Co.
The main inspiration for the restaurant is taken from a traditional ski chalet and then combined with ferns, timber branches and soft, low lighting entwined with branches throughout. The restaurant was designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors.
The menu will be inspired by Le Chalet’s sister restaurant – Q Grill – and will include hearty dishes to reflect the season. Q Grill opened earlier this year in Camden in North London, with a hearty menu of grills and BBQ dishes in cool, industrial surroundings. There are already plans for a second Q Grill opening in the city, scheduled for early 2015.
Starters at Le Chalet will include Cornish crab served with pickled celeriac and Colman’s mustard; peppered tuna with wasabi avocado and endive; and pear salad with shaved pecorino and hazelnuts.
You can then choose from spit-roasted suckling pig, with apple and black pudding fritters; buttermilk crispy chicken with blue cheese fondue; lobster macaroni; or any other number of options from their selection of the finest seafood.
The dessert menu will include eggnog snow egg, apple streusel with lashings of custard, black forest cheesecake and brandy and vanilla rice pudding.
Le Chalet’s drinks menu will include the usual list of wines, beer, cocktails and soft drinks, as well as a hot chocolate cocktail bar, where the "choctails" will include El Dorado, with El Dorado, cinnamon and hot chocolate; Nutella, a combination of hazelnut with amaretto, dark chocolate and hot chocolate; and also Double Choc, a blend of Courvoisier Exclusif, white chocolate and hot chocolate.
Le Chalet will also feature The Juicery Après-Ski Menu, which will include a superfood hot chocolate, espresso maca, superpower espresso shot and even superfood teas for the health-conscious guests.
Le Chalet will be the perfect opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit, with the warmth of the chalet experience on the roof of one of London’s most famous department stores. Selfridges covers all the bases, with shops for jewelry, clothing, arts, sporting goods, home decor, toys and more.
Where better to relax after a hard day’s shopping for Christmas presents?!