Sunday, 10 May 2015

Selfridges On The Roof With Vintage Salt.


You may remember how last year I went to On The Roof With Q, and gave you the lowdown on how bloody awesome it was. Well over winter it turned into Le Chalet, and this summer the Selfridges Rooftop Pop-up is called Vintage Salt, and is a nod to the typical Cornish seaside village. I'm off to Cornwall in September with the family, so was very excited to visit Vintage Salt and get into the Cornish spirit.

On the roof with vintage salt selfridges rooftop


Claire and I popped down a few days after it opened last week to test it out, and although it wasn't as great as On The Roof With Q, it was still pretty good and well worth visiting! The weather may have had something to do with our decision, as it was blowing a gale and pouring with rain, whereas last year the sun was out and we sat with the warmth on our backs sipping on cocktails. Due to the weather the roof was over and the sides up, so we didn't venture around the side to see the beach huts (yes, they have beach huts!). 

Selfridges on the roof with vintage salt restaurant


We sat by the window and started with spiced tuna tartare with avocado and pickled cucumber, and a Pink Lemonade. The tuna tartare was absolutely perfect, it had so much flavour and the tuna was just delicious.

Selfridges on the roof with vintage salt restaurant tuna tartare

Selfridges on the roof with vintage salt pink lemonade




Claire had the lamb chops for mains, and said it was really tasty. It certainly looked good and I got quite a bit of food envy! 

Selfridges on the roof with vintage salt restaurant lamb



I decided to go Cornish and have the Camden Hells fried fish & chips. Fish & Chips has to be my favourite comfort food, and due to the weather it was what I desperately needed. The fish was huge and perfect and very tasty, but at the end of the day it's hard to do a bad fish & chips, unless you manage to make the batter soggy.

Selfridges on the roof with vintage salt fish and chips


For dessert we opted for the Brownie Sundae Dip, which was basically a deconstructed sundae. Chunks of chocolate brownie with marshmallow and caramel sauce, and a huge scoop of caramel ice-cream underneath an ice-cream cone. It was pretty spectacular, and very instagrammable!

Selfridges on the roof with vintage salt brownie sundae dip dessert

Selfridges on the roof with vintage salt brownie sundae dip dessert



We did love Vintage Salt, and I really want to go back soon on a sunny day to try some of the other dishes and experience the roof terrace in all it's glory! The Breton-striped staff were quite slow, similar to last year, but were very friendly. I'd avoid the fish & chips as it's quite overpriced for what it is, but the rest of the food was simply delicious. The tuna tartare was pure perfection! We went early on a Tuesday evening and it was quite empty, but I'm sure it'll get busier when the weather warms up.

on the roof with vintage salt restaurant selfridges


Did you go to On The Roof With Q or Le Chalet?
Do you think you'll give Vintage Salt a try?

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14 comments

  1. seems really yummy, feel very tempted to try

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    1. Definitely go and try it, the food was delicious!

      C x

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  2. Oooooh I've heard good things about that pudding - I REALLY want to go! Pity the weather didn't hold out for you, but thanks for your tips!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

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    1. It's SO good! I know, it was kinda sucky but fingers crossed it's nicer next time!

      C x

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  3. I loved On the Roof and Le Chalet, I'm definitely going to have to try this if that dessert is anything to go by!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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    1. I really wish I'd visited Le Chalet, but sadly didn't manage to get there before it closed :(

      C x

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  4. The Brownie Sundae dip looks amazing - will definitely have to get up there. I'd also recommend Northbank for Cornish food.

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. It was total dessert porn! Ooh I'll have to try Northbank out!

      C x

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  5. This made me SO hungry, what a pudding!

    Sophie x

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    1. I know, it makes me hungry every time I look at it!

      C x

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  6. That Sundae!!! Katie x

    www.katiejaneonline.com

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  7. The tuna looks great! I didn't go to the Q on the roof, but did go to Le Chalet - food was good, service was awful!!!! But it meant we got free wine to make up for it so not all bad! Think I'll be going to check this out even it's just for the tuna..

    Rosie xx

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  8. I'm secretly hoping they'll bring back the rooftop mini-golf this year... 😉

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