London is like a stocking filled to the brim with Christmas treats – you can find some of my favourite Christmas activities on my Top 10 Things To Do in London at Christmas post. I ticked my first one off this weekend when I went with my good friend (and blogger) Laura to experience Le Chalet.
Le Chalet is an alpine inspired pop-up restaurant on the roof of Selfridges, offering locally sourced food and drinks all day as well as incredible views over London. This winter ski-style restaurant has been incredibly popular which means that it can be hard booking in but as I booked a couple of weeks ago, I managed to squeeze us in for Saturday at 12pm.
I won’t lie to you, it was really hard finding the restaurant. It is located on the 5th floor, yet most of the lifts only go up to the 4th floor! After much hassle, I was told that there is only one ‘express’ lift that goes up to the 5th floor, so if you plan to go then definitely ask the staff for help finding the right lift!
As you emerge onto the 5th floor, you are greeted with the most Christmassy corridor…
… which leads to the restaurant. Thanks to the problems finding the lift, we arrived about fifteen minutes late but luckily the table had still been kept for us. Friendly staff showed us to our table by the window – the restaurant was completely full and with the number of people and the sun streaming through the windows, it was quite toasty!
I ordered off the breakfast menu and went for ‘bashed avocado’ on toast with a side of wild mushrooms, whilst Laura went for a chicken ceasar salad. Being a Saturday, it was only right that we chose some cocktails too! I went for the gin and apple cocktail ‘Winter Orchard’ whilst Laura plumped for a champagne with juice. I have to admit, to me the cocktails tasted very average and were definitely overpriced at £9 upwards for quite small, basic glasses. The real triumph was the food. I was served a generous helping of delicious, seasoned avocado and the wild mushrooms were so tasty – I could have eaten the whole thing again if I hadn’t gotten so full! In fact I might just have to visit again…
Le Chalet is open until the end of February 2015. Has anyone been? What do you think?