The restaurant will move into the store thanks to a £300m investment in Selfridges, Caprice Holdings described the new restaurant as “a new destination, restaurant, and bar” with a “contemporary, artistic and elegant” style. Caprice Holdings says the restaurant will feature “London’s largest scale artwork by Damien Hirst”.
Brasserie of Light’s menu was described by the restaurant group as ”an eclectic mix of classic British and internationally-inspired dishes throughout the day”. Caprice Holdings says the menu will feature dishes such as scallops with red peppers, roasted fennel, spaghetti lobster, and Pegasus Pie.
Owner Richard Caring describes the restaurant as a “culmination of putting together extreme talent, extreme experience, extreme desire and extreme passion”.
He added: “The Brasserie of Light is a new look spectacle where the input of Damien Hirst, Martin Brudnizki and the absolute strength of Selfridges; this mix has resulted in what I believe to be something very beautiful. It is about light, make-believe and dreams. Dreams in this restaurant will come true.”
Artist Hirst said: “I love the myth of the Pegasus and this is such an exciting project and I love the scale of it. I hope it’s going to look like something beautiful from another world.”