I’m all for celebrating every occasion, every birthday and every anniversary; this year when I asked Andy where he wanted to go for his birthday, he asked for somewhere casual and with a view. And I knew just the place: The Roof Deck at Selfridges.We didn’t quite get the weather that we had hoped for but fortunately, The Rood Deck isn’t completely open and they can make sure you’re British summer proof, no matter what it throws at you! As we looked at the menu, I ordered two glasses of something bubbly to toast the special occasion!
I’ve been to the winter recreation of the Selfridges rooftop restaurant, but I was really excited to try the Californian inspired deck. Anywhere that can recreate California in London is a-okay with me – and definitely deserves a visit or two!
We had our upcoming Mexico trip (which I was oh so excited for) and when I saw baked guacamole and crisp fried tortilla I couldn’t resist ordering some.
Crisp, slightly salty tortilla coated with a little bit of paprika, served alongside a slightly smokey guacamole. A real must order.
After our bubbles we ordered a bottle of rosé wine to continue our evening, which our lovely waiter poured as he brought our starters out.
The birthday boy ordered a cobb salad to start. And oh my, what a starter! Not only was it large enough for a main course, but it was perfectly put together. I mean, you can’t really beat excellent bacon, avocado and both put together in a perfect salad.
I couldn’t resist the sound of the tuna ceviche with kohlrabi, avocado, cilantro and plantain crisps.
Not only was it beautifully plated, but the fresh, zesty ceviche was delicious. I really loved the fresh taste, the texture of the dish and the added crunch of the plantain crisps.
For mains I couldn’t resist the sound of the prawns a la plancha, which were served with blistered corn and pomegranate seeds. Perfectly cooked prawns were just the start of this dish
The difference in texture between the slightly soft prawns and the crunch of the pomegranate, with a slightly sweet taste and served in delicious oil. It really was a spectacular dish. Though you’re going to need some side dishes, ’cause as much as it’s a great dish, if you’re hungry that night you’re going to need a little more.
Andy loved the sound of the monkfish served with habanero dressing and a side salad. Fish that flaked perfectly, and served with a light salad; it made a great dish.
But I said we needed sides: and this side was pretty darn spectacular. The nooch fries were spectacular. Slightly cheesy. A little salty. And as crisp as you’d like.
Seriously. Order some.
And definitely visit The Roof Deck, ’cause I know I’ll be back.