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‘Tis the reason to be jolly – Forest on the Roof -Restaurant & Bar – Selfridges

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London is glowing !  Christmas trees & festive lights have engulfed the streets, shops & homes across the city & it surely feels like Christmas . Dark gloomy rainy days & sunsets at 4 pm fail to dampen the  festive spirits of Londoners & tourists. High streets & showrooms are flooded with Christmas gift shoppers, Indulgence in Retail therapy works even better during this season & its a sure shot way to beat winter blues.

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Shopping has become the modern equivalent of visiting museums  & people from all walks of life gravitate towards Selfridges , the store has the ability to turn a non shopper{ like my husband } into an admirer & shopper of  ‘all things exclusive’. This trip to Selfridges was part retail part food indulgence . It was an afternoon out with my dear friend Gayatri who is glowing & brimming with energy & all set to welcome her little bundle of joy.

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The rooftop terrace area at The Selfridges is multi faceted- the restaurant is a Pop up as theme changes every season. Pop up restaurants are quickly becoming an alternative to traditional dining out, it offers something different every time & versatility is the name of the game  !  When I visited Selfridges Rooftop in July this year, the restaurant theme was Beach. This time around it is converted into a magical forest with an ambient archway of fairy lights , silver twigs , pine cones & snowy berries .

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The lights guide you to the main restaurant with rustic wooden effect all across  .The scent of cinnamon & figs transport you to an enchanted dreamland.

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Think cosy corners,  soft woollen throws, log fires and sumptuous interiors. That’s what Forest Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at The Selfridges offers !

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Although the restaurant was packed , the staff at the restaurant found a perfect spot for us : a quiet, round table tucked into a cozy corner . Perfect setting !

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The menu is not very extensive although their afternoon tea selection is to die for. We managed to find something for my friend who is a vegetarian. She ordered a portion of seasoned chips & Truffled Mushroom Risotto minus the truffles & the staff happily obliged . I always make an effort to eat healthy whenever I dine out. I ordered a roasted parsnip & cider soup with a forest leaf salad with cheese, walnut & pear dressing.

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The sight of chunky sizzling seasoned potatoes got the better of me & I gave into the temptation.The soup was delicious , the salad- well after enjoying a bowl of fried chips, I just could not relish it !

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After hours of chirping & chatting we decided to explore the outside deck & we were pleasantly surprised- beautiful wooden huts to snuggle up & an outside seating area with soft cuddly throws for that added warmth & comfort.

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Forest restaurant & Bar at the Rooftop- Selfridges is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks over looking the iconic London skyline.

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The drinks menu at The Forest is perfect to warm you up with Truffle martinis, Smokey & sours and Gingerbread choctails along with Pumpkin ale, a bespoke winter wine list and London craft beers.

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There is a dedicated express lift to get to the Rooftop Forest & its located near the fragrance hall on the ground floor. So head out to the busiest & the most glamorous shopping mecca in central London & enjoy the festivities ..Merry Xmas everyone !

‘Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la. 

Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB

Tel : 020 7318 3287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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