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
Jason Atherton has launched a new wine bar just a few steps from Selfridges. We head down to see what's up.
The rooftop space at Selfridges has been given a Cornish fishing village look and menu. We went along to enjoy the seaside holiday vibe.
The main West End venture from Burger/cocktail maestros.
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