Delicious desserts and a crystal Pegasus is what you find if you google Brasserie of Light at Selfridges, London. I went down to see if it lives up to the hype.
When you walk into the Brasserie of Light, you feel like you have walked into a 1940s Hollywood style speakeasy. With the mirrored walls and HUGE Swarovski Pegasus on the ceiling, you can’t help but feel like this restaurant is special despite the fact it is in the centre of Oxford Street. This wasn’t my first time in Brasserie of Light, in fact I had been there before but I went specifically to try out their Sakura aka Cherry Blossom inspired dessert.
We sat and ordered. We got Pumpkin Soup and Raw Vegetable Rice Paper rolls for starters, followed by Morrocan Spiced Sweet Potato, Aubergine Babe Ganoush with Coconut ‘Yoghurt’ as our main. The soup arrived hot and it was creamy and delicious, topped with a bread stick and I could have actually had a huge bowl with it in. It was one of best soups I have had in a long time. The main tasted very healthy, it contained sesame seeds and mixed grains which provided the nutty texture and accompanied the spiced sweet potato beautifully.
After a bit of confused with the waiter, we ordered our desserts. I had to get their Sakura season special and I was not disappointed when it arrived. A cherry blossom flavoured sorbet covered in cherry compote with an edible flower. It was beautiful when it arrived on the plate and after taking a hundred photos, we finally tasted it and found it to be yummy and delectable.
We had a lovely time at the Brasserie of Light, the interiors combined with beautifully made food, made it the loveliest night out. I would love to go back and try out their afternoon tea so that will be next.