Selfridges extends Pierre Koffmann's pop-up restaurant yet again

28 October 2009 by
Selfridges extends Pierre Koffmann's pop-up restaurant yet again

Selfridges has been extended for the third time, the department store announced today.

The former three-Michelin-starred chef patron of the famous La Tante Claire restaurant will now run the temporary eatery on the roof of the Oxford Street store from 2 November to 27 November.

The 80-seat Pierre Koffmann Restaurant on the Roof, which formed part of the inaugural London Restaurant Festival, was initially scheduled to run for one week, from 8-13 October. It was then extended for an extra three days, before a further extension to 31 October.

Today's announcement - the final extension, according to Selfridges - means the restaurant will have run for more than seven weeks in total.

Chefs Eric Chavot and Bruno Loubet will work full time on the restaurant until its closure, while more wines have been added to the menu, including Clos d' Ambonnay 1995 at 6,400, Martin Rothschild 1959 at 3,995 and Y'quem 1949 at 5,000.

Ewan Venters, food and restaurants director at Selfridges, said: "The appetite for the restaurant has been phenomenal. We have seen a constant stream of City workers entertaining, and banks have approached me looking to hire out the whole venue."

So far Selfridges has received almost 10,000 calls and 8,000 e-mails requesting reservations. More than 70% of customers who attended in the first 15 days of the pop-up requested a second booking, which, at the time, Selfridges could not fulfil.

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By Daniel Thomas

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