Brasserie of Light

4.5
191 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
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  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
Contemporary, artistic and elegant, Brasserie of Light is a new destination restaurant and bar offering all day dining in a chic, Art Deco space set within Selfridges department store. The centrepiece of the restaurant is a 24ft crystal encrusted Pegasus statue created especially by Damien Hirst, his largest scale artwork in London. Martin Brudnizki consulted on the design, which features bold, colourful and light filled interiors, with an impressive central bar and private dining room. Diners enter the double-height space via an exclusive entrance on Duke Street. Brasserie of Light serves an eclectic mix of classic British and internationally inspired dishes with an extensive all-day A La Carte menu featuring; breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and weekend brunch alongside wine and cocktails. From sunrise to late evening, Brasserie of Light offers something for everyone.
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OT
3 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place with excellent service. Food was to a very high standard and it's worth a visit for the ambiance.

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J
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I lunched here twice.The food and service were excellent (Black cod and Buratta excellent) but,and its a big but,the glass tables are so very close together that you feel you are dining with the person on the next table.In fact the long layout, when first seen, is akin to Wagamamas !And the blue and yellow colours are garish rather than classy ..We were first seated at a side table.For some reason they are raised from the floor. Why ??My legs dangled,with no support (and I'm 5ft 7ins with good length legs) It was so uncomfortable we asked to be re seated.The double floor height of the ceiling is spectacular,as is the suspended Pegasus,but they don't make up for the discomfort of the rest of the layout.As mentioned,we gave it a second chance,but Im afraid that at £120 for two,there are many more comfortable restaurants in the area in which to dine /lunch.

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GV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I was curious as the idea of a very high end restaurant inside a shopping centre and once you get there you don’t feel inside Selfridges. The decoration is sub real the food is amazing and drinks.

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l
London
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. Food was fine - very similar to Ivy Brasserie.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was nice looking to go back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great ambiance and atmosphere. Service was average during our whole stay there, from the meeter and greeter to the waiters - which was disappointing for a place like this.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The experience was a bit disappointing. The food was average- we had the avocado and sesame chicken bites and they were very dry even with the sauce provided, which was bland.

The service was very very slow. Waiters did not check on us and it took about 45min from when we sat down to when we got the starter.

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SO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The design of the restaurant is the primary attraction, but the food on offer is delicious and fantastic quality. I have been here for brunch and lunch, and the light, airy, art-deco atmosphere keeps me coming back.

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LH
Northampton
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend and the food was really good and there was a buzzy atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

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Z
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance,amazing cocktails,most fascinating Pegasus was on top of my head and as it started to get dark outside I could see the reflection on the window.Brilliant

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H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. Lovely staff

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow and spoilt what would otherwise have been a wonderful meal.

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a birthday celebration, and the Restaurant accommodated a group of 10 in the main restaurant. A great lively atmosphere wit a wide menu selection and attentive staff. Surprisingly reasonable for the quality and location. Guest tolerances for Gluten were handled without the usual back and forth to the kitchen to check as the staff knew the menu choices well.
Great venue, service and food,

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BC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Hard one here, food was lovely, ambience was great, however we turned up 30 mins before our table reservation and we tried to order a drink at the bar. We were told by the rude manager that we can not stand at the bar as to order you have to be sitting down even though there were many people standing. Shocked by the managers response we said to him what happens if you were late say 15 mins after the booking..he said they wouldnt be happy. Upset as it was my birthday and to be treated this way by a so called manager was damn rude. Would I go back again...well no idea, there are more restaurants out there with a good vibe that will accommodate you if you were early. So...maybe STAY AWAY if you get there early!!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a wonderful lunch with friends.
Tables could be a little but bigger.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious 😋 thank you

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PT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the menu! It makes me want to eat everything. Good good and perfect ambience for a date.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful
Birthday brunch. It is my fifth time
Here and it was the best! XTruc

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I go there regularly and I usually really like it. This time it was not good. This was due to bad service. Our drinks did not come for at least half an hour. Then the food came wrong. The manager realised we got annoyed before we said anything and try to speed up the process although we had to tell him that my husband’ s was sent the wrong food. He took off the drinks frol the bill. This was a nice gesture. It is a shame that nice restaurants fail on delivering good service. I would go there again to see if this was a one off.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. The service was lovely and attentive. The atmosphere was lively and had a real nice vibe.

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P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Excellent food, brilliant ambiance, good music with the DJ but the staff and service where not good at all. Plenty of them around but not on the ball. Wine arrived close to the finish of the starters, drinks took long, took forever to order desert, they just didn’t come over to ask, we had to call them. Bill arrived immediately though. Would go back but manage the service and just ask them to come instead of wait for them to get it. Shame.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding setting, service and food. Top class.

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k
London
27 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good, but not that good to make us want to come back. The service is very lousy - cutlery thrown in the middle of the table, wrong dish served, one dish missing an ingredient. Not good enough for the price they charge.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. The only critique is that we were a party of 12 but we're placed in 2 seperate cubicles, so the party got divided.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for business meetings

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Waa really quick because we were very unsatisfied with the service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing the
Food everything was top service and taste will be back

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LN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was poor, had to ask for drinks more than too many times
It was very very loud, too loud.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot for brunch at the weekend.
Service was polite at all times, but it got harder to get someone's attention to order additional items as it got busier.
The food was excellent and for the main part good value. But I was surprised at how small the salmon on rye serving was.
Iced coffee has to be one of the best I have had!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minus the loud noise ,otherwise the food was amazing

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c
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Arriving at this venue, i was confident i had chosen the optimal venue to entertain important clients of mine. Disappointingly, from the very outset where we given no formal greeting, the service was extremely poor and continued throughout the evening which tainted the entire experience and left my guests and I feeling awkward to say the least!
We arrived 10 minutes early for a 9:15pm reservation where we received no formal reception, but we were simply told to wait. We made our way to the bar with our coats etc (on our own accord) and then at 9:15pm we had to look for staff to remind them of our booking to which we were advised to wait and this would be sorted shortly. It didn't get sorted, and 10 minutes later we had to once again remind them that we were waiting. Finally at 9:35pm we were directed to our table. No apology.

The remainder of the evening consisted of:
- Consist pouring of the wrong water to each of the guests glasses (sparkling and still) despite mentioning it several times
- placing the water bottles and jug quite 'rudely' in front of guests, in a way that seriously obstructed any kind of movement...
- Opening and serving a warm bottle of white wine and upon me mentioning this completely forgetting to come back with it! When reminded, the waitress started pouring an open bottle of another wine which had been kept on the side for guests at another table (didn't instill us with great confidence for what may happen to our wine in the future)
- Removal of plates prior to completion of all guest's eating which was abundantly clear. Basic service!
- When we requested a second bottle of wine we were advised this was not possible as they had run out. So we spent the next 15 mins choosing another bottle (without sommelier assistance) only to then being told they've found another bottle of the first bottle we wanted (a little too late!)
- we were provided the dessert menu with urgency and told we have 5 mins before kitchen closes. No prior warning.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue: food is good, and for a reasonable price!
I tried different dessert and cocktails, and it was all the time a good surprise!

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d
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

2nd visit and the Starters and desserts were delicious. Would def re-visit

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all loved it, great food!

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SZ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice fun ambience, cocktails are delicious and the food good. The service was less than desirable however.

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NL
London
21 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brasserie of Light is quite beautiful in its design. The bar area and bathrooms are stunning.
The welcome is warm and the food is almost the standard of any of this groups sister restaurants.
Only thing is that I still felt that I was sitting in a department store rather than a high end restaurant.
It’s perfect if you’re shopping and would like a special lunch or dinner, however I would not rush back to eat there again independently of shopping at Selfridges.

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very “in” at the moment this restaurant certainly makes a point of being stylish. Luckily the food was also very good - the starters and desserts especially. Service was excellent. It was a very enjoyable and entertaining lunch!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely brunch although my friend’s drink was forgotten.

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OT
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very nice!

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