A new restaurant and bar run by the group behind The Ivy is set to open in Selfridges this November.
The Brasserie of Light was designed by architect Martin Brudnizki as part of the store’s £300 million investment. It includes Damien Hirst’s biggest artwork in London – a specially commissioned crystal sculpture of the winged horse Pegasus.
Damien Hirst said about his work: “I love the myth of the Pegasus and this is such an exciting project and I love the scale of it. I hope it’s going to look like something beautiful from another world.”
Balthazar chef Emanuel Machado heads up the kitchen, and the menu will feature both traditional British and internationally inspired dishes including scallops with red peppers and capers and lobster spaghetti. Afternoon tea and brunch will also be available.
Richard Caring of Caprice Holdings said: “In the future when you think of London restaurants I hope you will think of Brasserie of Light. A culmination of putting together extreme talent, extreme experience, extreme desire and extreme passion. The Brasserie of Light is a new look spectacle where the input of Damien Hirst, Martin Brudnizki and the absolute strength of Selfridges; this mix has resulted in what I believe to be something very beautiful. It is about light, make-believe and dreams. Dreams in this restaurant will come true!”