Des McDonald has opened his third pop-up restaurant at Selfridges; On the Roof with Vintage Salt. Open until the end of September, Vintage Salt kicks off Selfridges’ ‘Great British Outdoors’ campaign. This British summer restaurant, bar and terrace is inspired by a Cornish fishing village, where diners can enjoy a unique British seaside dining experience high above the streets of London.
Vintage Salt is set to be the al fresco dining destination of the summer and the ideal venue to escape the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. The Drift Bar, located on the terrace has a separate entrance, accessed via the Boardwalk which is lined with nautical ropes guiding the way to the outdoor terrace. A wooden beach hut serves an extensive list of chilled reds, rose, white wine and champagne and the dedicated G&Tea bar offers Gin cocktails. Guests can escape the sun in one of the two beach huts or enjoy a tipple from the special sundowners menu on the terrace deckchairs while watching the sun go down.
Starters from the Beech Oven menu include; Jersey rock oysters, Earl Grey tea smoked salmon served with Jersey Royals and horseradish, London particular fritters with Colman’s dressing and Spiced tuna tartare served with avocado and pickled cucumber. Diners can then choose from an array of fish dishes including; Sea bass “a la plancha” served with surf clams and wilted beech greens, Camden Hells fish and chips and Smoked haddock kedgeree.