Des McDonald To Open Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar On Selfridges Rooftop

On 21 October, Selfridges and restaurateur Des McDonald will launch Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar on the Roof at Selfridges.

Throughout the autumn and winter season Forest Restaurant & Bar will evoke the beautiful autumnal forest and woodlands of England. Inspired by foraging trips to Britain’s lush forests, the menu will include hearty hot pots, grilled meats and fish and seasonal vegetable dishes. On the drinks front, Londoners can look forward to seasonal ales and warming mulled wine and cider – all served in The Cabin Bar, which has its own entrance.

The menu concept for Forest Restaurant – ‘foraging and foresting to fork’ – is inspired by the wealth of produce found in Britain’s vibrant woodland. Forest’s kitchen will be headed up by Chris Dargavel, previously the head chef at On the Roof with Vintage Salt, and will be overseen by Lee Bull, chef director of the Des McDonald group.

In addition to the Express Lift on the Ground Floor in the Fragrance Hall, Forest can also be accessed via a landscaped staircase on the fourth floor, leading guests directly to the Cabin Bar.

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“We are excited to offer our shoppers a fantastic place to pause on their Christmas shopping to savour the best of the ‘Forest’.  We are sure our customers will be enchanted by the view, décor and food,” says Nathan Herrmann, Selfridges food and restaurants director

Des McDonald adds: “I am delighted to be opening our fourth rooftop concept, Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar on the Roof.  We really enjoy working with Selfridges and are excited to transform the room into another successful residency.”

Forest Restaurant & Bar will join the Des McDonald Restaurant Group which includes his other new openings – The Printing Press and Burr & Co in Edinburgh, The Refectory and Chapter House in York and his London restaurants Q Grill Chalk Farm, Frontier Room at Q Grill, Vintage Salt Upper Street, Vintage Salt Liverpool Street and Holborn Dining Room.  More restaurant openings are planned for 2016.