Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A slice of Cornwall in London

May has seen the sun beginning to shine across the city of London lending itself to the perfect opportunity of rooftop dining. Last year Selfridges collaborated with Des McDonald to open Q on the roof during the summer which followed into Le Chalet for the winter and holiday season. After a brief closure the new Summer pop-up on the roof; Vintage Salt has opened with all the charm of a Cornish fishing village.
As in previous seasons; it is accessed by its own express lift found in the fragrance hall, which takes you from floor to five in minutes leading you into a slice of Cornwall London style. Last week my friend B and I booked lunch; which for the pair of us was a real treat in our working day. B is 7 months pregnant so any chance to sit for an hour when working in retail is a luxury; especially in such a delightful setting. Vintage salt is full of drift wood, blue, lobster nets and lots of nostalgic fishing bits.
For lunch B chose the Spring Vegetable Risotto and I the Shrimp burger with a side of fries, which were both delicious. The Risotto was creamy, fresh and full of flavour, the Shrimp burger was gorgeous, meaty and accompanied by a spicy tartare sauce which complimented the flavour of the shrimp as opposed to overpowering it. I don't usually have dessert at lunchtime but I was
desperate to try the Chocolate burger which is a chocolate & raspberry patty on a brioche bun with a white chocolate slice and a raspberry ketchup, served with churros fries and hot chocolate sauce. OH MY!! amazing....
Alongside the restaurant is a cute little bar area, complete with beach huts, deckchairs and a great cocktail menu. Alas due to work / baby we couldn't try the fun cocktails, but I will definitely seeking them out after hours.
This is a great setting for the unpredictable british weather, even with looming rain clouds the setting was perfect to pretend you were on the coast of cornwall. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Vintage Salt and imagine it wont be the only visit during this summer. Team, service and food were great.




1 comment:

Leanne Fraser said...

I've seen a few bloggers post about this but none of them made it sound as lovely as your post! Now I really want to go check it out x

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A slice of Cornwall in London

May has seen the sun beginning to shine across the city of London lending itself to the perfect opportunity of rooftop dining. Last year Selfridges collaborated with Des McDonald to open Q on the roof during the summer which followed into Le Chalet for the winter and holiday season. After a brief closure the new Summer pop-up on the roof; Vintage Salt has opened with all the charm of a Cornish fishing village.
As in previous seasons; it is accessed by its own express lift found in the fragrance hall, which takes you from floor to five in minutes leading you into a slice of Cornwall London style. Last week my friend B and I booked lunch; which for the pair of us was a real treat in our working day. B is 7 months pregnant so any chance to sit for an hour when working in retail is a luxury; especially in such a delightful setting. Vintage salt is full of drift wood, blue, lobster nets and lots of nostalgic fishing bits.
For lunch B chose the Spring Vegetable Risotto and I the Shrimp burger with a side of fries, which were both delicious. The Risotto was creamy, fresh and full of flavour, the Shrimp burger was gorgeous, meaty and accompanied by a spicy tartare sauce which complimented the flavour of the shrimp as opposed to overpowering it. I don't usually have dessert at lunchtime but I was
desperate to try the Chocolate burger which is a chocolate & raspberry patty on a brioche bun with a white chocolate slice and a raspberry ketchup, served with churros fries and hot chocolate sauce. OH MY!! amazing....
Alongside the restaurant is a cute little bar area, complete with beach huts, deckchairs and a great cocktail menu. Alas due to work / baby we couldn't try the fun cocktails, but I will definitely seeking them out after hours.
This is a great setting for the unpredictable british weather, even with looming rain clouds the setting was perfect to pretend you were on the coast of cornwall. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Vintage Salt and imagine it wont be the only visit during this summer. Team, service and food were great.




1 comment:

Leanne Fraser said...

I've seen a few bloggers post about this but none of them made it sound as lovely as your post! Now I really want to go check it out x