London Rooftop Dining: Up On The Selfridges Roof With Q

Selfridges-on-the-roof-with-q-signLiving in London, I try not to but fail miserably refuse to moan about the weather. Moving swiftly on from the topic of summer, autumn has started in spectacular sunny style meaning that I have been able to rooftop dine for longer. Unexpectedly Oxford Street department stores have turned out to be this year’s rooftop secret finds. There was the peaceful John Lewis roof garden and another favourite spot for me has been the buzzing restaurant and bar On The Roof With Q at Selfridges.

Up On the Selfridges Roof
Up On the Selfridges Roof

I like the change of perspective from my usual hellish experience of Oxford Street. I like being away from the crowds pushing and shoving. I like being closer to the clouds.

Selfridges Roof On The Q
Selfridges Roof On The Q
Ceviche and plantain chips
On the Roof With Q……ceviche with plantain chips and chargrilled sweet corn

Secret Garden cocktail in Selfridge's secret garden

Now I’ve heard word that winter will not mean the end of rooftop dining at Selfridges. A log cabin called Le Chalet is due to be opening at the end of the month. I’ll report back when I’ve had a chance to check it out.

On the Roof with Q, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

  1. We had lunch here in summer – gorgeous venue and good food but some of the worst service I have ever had. A row with the receptionist, a manager who didn’t care, waiting staff who seem to have had no training at all. It was so consistently bad, all the way through, that we thought we were being filmed for a modern day version of Fawlty Towers! I would never go back while Q have the concession there. Such a shame as it is a lovely setting.

    1. Oh my goodness that sounds awful. Must have improved later in season as I experienced good service the three times I’ve been and certainly wouldn’t have returned otherwise.

    2. Perhaps my very detailed letter of complaint helped. But even though I was told that the manager would be in touch, I didn’t hear a peep from him so Selfridges had to step in and sort it out. I am glad to hear that it is much better now – I might give it a try again!

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