Monday, 22 December 2014

Winter Brunch at Le Chalet

Earlier this month I spent a week in London with my time split between dashing around catching up with friends and getting my Christmas on.

I had a bit of time to myself and so carefully picked a few things I'd been wanting to do for ages. 

My first solo trip was to Selfridges for a roof top adventure. Selfridges have a great space on their roof that they use for special popups. My last visit was a couple of years ago when they had a mini golf course on their roof. 

This Winter the roof plays host to Le Chalet, a special winter wonderland serving food by Q Grill.

 
Le Chalet is accessed by a special Christmas lift. It's the only way to get to the roof and is tucked away behind the Chanel counter in the fragrance hall on the Ground Floor. 

After being whisked up to the top floor I stepped out of the lift to be greeted by faux fur rugs and piles of logs.  Suddenly I was in a ski lodge in the middle of London!

The corridor into Le Chalet is lined by gorgeous twinkly lights, very Narnia.

 
I was shown a seat by the window where I was kept warm by the gorgeous Winter sun that was lighting the restaurant. Le Chalet is fully covered but with thick plastic sheets acting as the windows I'm sure at times it must get a little cold. Luckily, each chair is draped with a tartan shawl, perfect to snuggle up in to keep warm.

 
Le Chalet is a great Winter hideaway. Complete with exposed lights, fire places, furry rugs and lanterns it's the closest you'll get to a ski lodge without leaving the country.

 
My table was booked for opening at 11.00 am as I wanted to try the brunch menu. I'd read that service could be a little on the slow side and I did have to wait a while for my order to be taken but after that didn't have any problems. 

I ordered Mushrooms on Toast with Fried Duck Egg.  It tasted so good and I especially loved the egg which was really runny. The toast was perhaps a little overdone and crunchy for my liking but I still enjoyed every mouthful.
 

I'm not sure it's normal to order a dessert for brunch but the sweet menu looked so good I was never going to be able to resist. 

Being a massive fan of eggnog I chose the Snowcake Eggnog. Eggnog encased in a sugar shell that I had to smash my way through. Fun and tasty!


 
Le Chalet also serve dinner, lunch and a rather impressive list of choctails which I wish I could have fitted in. 

Le Chalet is open until late March 2015 and is proving to be a huge success so make sure you book in advance. 

10 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful and very Christmassy. Love the entrance! Wouldn't it be great of somewhere in Newcastle did this! Xx

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    1. I know :( I wanted to bring it home with me!

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  2. That entrance really does look like the way into Narnia, I would be so excited! It looks gorgeous, and if I get chance to visit London before February I'll have to visit. Imagine if it snowed whilst you were sat there as well *sigh*

    Rachel x
    The Inelegant Wench

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  3. I'm glad you liked it, it's so cute isn't it :)
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  4. A great idea to make a list of all the things that you wanted to do. This looks so pretty with the lights and the addition of the throw. I find them very hit and miss I have been some times and it has been amazing service and food and othertimes not great. How good does the eggnog look Lucy x

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  5. This looks amazing, so cosy! Shame it's only open until March. Hopefully they'll see how successful it is and keep it open longer! x

    www.hello-freckles.com

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  6. I love your photos, I'm a sucker for a festive pop-up! Mushrooms on toast look good too

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  7. This looks like such an amazing place! Fab post :) Merry Christmas!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Ah that eggnog looks amazing! I really wanted to go to this but never made it, I need to keep an eye on what pops up there next :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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