New 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 will be open all day, serving an "eclectic mix of classic British and internationally inspired dishes".
Harden's survey result
“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”.
Brasserie of Light Restaurant Diner Reviews
"A satisfying lunch where the service was the high point of the meal which was attentive without being intrusive. The food was good with the only caveat that the kitchen was erratic in its timing. The Damien Hirst sculpture is impressive. "
"The service took a while to kick in, but after that it was "OK". Why do restauranters no longer teach their front of house staff to "scan" the room. Just keep looking at the clientelle to see is anyone needs assistance, not just gaze around 4 feet above everyones head? It took far too long for someone to ask if we wanted a drink, which apart from annoying the customers can also eat into the profits. Our table was tiny, for no reason, there was plenty of space around it. We were therefore initially set up to expect dissapointment - and then the food arrived - and it was very good. A flattened chicken breast still moist with a very deep mushroom sauce. Everything pitch perfect. If they could get the service and the ambeance right, they could be onto a winner."
"OK it's a bit bridge and tunnel in Selfridges and the crowd is a little as you'd expect, but very competently executed food, in a glamorous, light, beautiful shiny room with a giant silver winged horse overhead - what's not to like? Everything was perhaps 1 level below top notch, but who'd expect more here - it's about a generally, nice, comforting experience."
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB
|Monday||8 am-12 am|
|Tuesday||8 am-12 am|
|Wednesday||8 am-12 am|
|Thursday||8 am-12 am|
|Friday||8 am-12 am|
|Saturday||9 am-12 am|
|Sunday||9 am-11 pm|