Open: No Man Is An Island
Alex Claridge invades Selfridges. CHAAAARGE!
"I don't know how much I should say about this dish for legal reasons" is absolutely not what Alex Claridge said before serving us this plate of beautiful. And if you feel like you've heard the name before, from Nomad, came The Wilderness, and from The Wilderness comes No Man Is An Island, which replaces Itihaas as the latest addition to Selfridges' food court. On top of the summer-on-a-plate trio of lavender, beetroot and blackberries, there's plenty of savoury to pair with a glass of Digby English sparkling (£12), or a cocktail of the G, T, acorn and reindeer moss variety (£8). Of course. From Monday at12pm, get five plates for an unreasonably reasonable £25, to include dishes like the hand-dived scallop with cauliflower and squid-ink ashes, and an all day breakfast very much Claridge-style — the dish includes truffle for Pete's sake. And don't be overly surprised if there are courses you're required to eat with your hands, or tastes to be sampled whilst wearing a blindfold. Note: If you're missing six blackberries from your bush, contact Alex's legal team.
No Man Is An Island by The Wilderness, The Bullring B5 4BP; website (Pic: Thomas Bartley)
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