On the Roof with Q (Selfridges Rooftop)

I love a rooftop bar and Selfridges so when the two were combined I knew I had to go and check it out. You go up in the lift to the 5th floor. You are welcomed with fake grass everywhere! You enter into the restaurant, where there is a long bar and outdoor seating area. The restaurant and bar are covered by a retractable roof in case the sun doesn’t come out to play!

Rooftop Bar

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Rooftop Restaurant

This is no normal restaurant, it is Q, a pop up sister restaurant to Des McDonald’s popular Q Grill restaurant, in Camden. Des McDonald is a  former Chief Executive of Caprice Holdings (The IvyJ Sheekey etc.)  and is also the man behind  Holborn Dining Room and The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington.

The pop up is open from 22nd May- 27th September, and they serve an all day menu, which has been described by Des McDonald as “ juices, pastries and coffees for breakfast followed by light grills, superfood salads, savouries and afternoon tea. We even have our friends JJ Fox on our cigar terrace

There is a classic or sugar free afternoon tea available. The desserts are from Daisy Lowe’s new cookbook which are all dairy, gluten and refined sugar free. They also have a pop up juice bar from The Juicery! So much goodness from one place!

The bar is nice for after work drinks, or mid/post shopping, The view is not as good as other rooftops in London, but it is a pleasant experience. I was really impressed with the food and the healthy menu, which caters for all. I went in the evening and had the Grilled sea bass, spiced chickpeas, heritage tomato, which was so fresh and tasty. It was nice and light as I was not overly hungry. The starters also looked great, I have my eye on the Peppered tuna, wasabi avocado, lime caviar, or the Q smoked beets, kiln roast salmon, horseradish starters for next time.

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As I am about to post this I have seen that Russell Bateman, the man behind SBC, has announced he is going to host a pop up SBC class here… time to head back up top the 5th floor I think!







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