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From Caprice Holdings, this elegant Selfridges brasserie features a 24ft crystal-encrusted Pegasus statue created especially by Damien Hirst. With its own entrance on Duke Street, Brasserie of Light is open all day, serving an "eclectic mix of classic British and internationally inspired dishes".

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£73
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2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Big, busy, brassy and tightly packed, like an Ivy on steroids!” – Richard Caring’s brasserie on the first floor of Selfridges is designed first and foremost to be “eye-catching” and “fun”, and “the grand Pegasus by Damien Hirst adds to the glamour”. But while the “so-so” food is “better than expected” for some diners – “ideal for ladies after a hard day’s shopping” – the “glitz”-first approach is becoming more grating to others; especially those who discern an ever-more “impersonal” (“get ’em in, then chuck ’em out”) approach. “I’ve eaten at Selfridges’ restaurants for decades and this one reflects where the store is moving – flash, loud and expensive…”; “it’s always full and lively, I suppose you could say – frequented mostly by people who like to dine surrounded by lots of music and noise”.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For sheer glamour and Damien Hirst’s Pegasus, this gets my vote” – Richard Caring’s “lavish” and “wonderfully buzzy” (at times “ear-splittingly loud”) yearling on the first floor of Selfridges (but with its own entrance) is “visually stunning, with a fit-out that creates talking points and enjoys marvellous views of Oxford Street”. Its brasserie fare ranks somewhere between “better-than-you-might-expect” and “mediocre”, and service can be “amateur”, but serious criticisms are absent. “Populated mostly by ladies who shop and lunch”, it was also nominated by numerous reporters for “a great and glitzy date”: “something about department store dining can actually be quite sexy, and this extravagant presentation kind-of works…” Top Tip – “Would recommend for a drink at the bar as the space is gorgeous, and with pink loos being so OTT it made us smile”.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For sheer glamour and Damien Hirst’s Pegasus, this gets my vote” – Richard Caring’s “lavish” and “wonderfully buzzy” (at times “ear-splittingly loud”) newcomer on the first floor of Selfridges (but with its own entrance) is “visually stunning, with a fit-out that creates talking points and enjoys marvellous views of Oxford Street”. Its brasserie fare ranks somewhere between “better-than-you-might-expect” and “mediocre”, and service can be “amateur”, but serious criticisms are absent. “Populated mostly by ladies who shop and lunch”, it was also nominated by numerous reporters for “a great and glitzy date”: “something about department store dining can actually be quite sexy, and this extravagant presentation kind-of works…” Top Tip – “Would recommend for a drink at the bar as the space is gorgeous, and with pink loos being so OTT it made us smile”.

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Reviews of Brasserie of Light Restaurant in W1A, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Brasserie of Light restaurant.
Chinye A
The staff were not very attentive and it to...
Reviewed 4 months, 6 days ago

"The staff were not very attentive and it took ages to order and get drinks. Also if you have a Children's Menu, then please also have children's sized cutlery to match!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£15.10 £24.00 £4.00 £8.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.75
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑12 am
Tuesday8 am‑12 am
Wednesday8 am‑12 am
Thursday8 am‑12 am
Friday8 am‑12 am
Saturday9 am‑12 am
Sunday9 am‑11 pm

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