alto by san carlo

A glistening gem in the heart of W1 and one of London’s most iconic alfresco dining spots, Alto by San Carlo, is all set for summer. Beautifully decked head to toe with vibrant hanging lemons and lush greenery, escape the bustling streets below and discover an enchanting foliage-laden Italian trattoria, perched atop of one of the world’s most prestigious department stores, Selfridges London.

With a fully retractable roof, while away those balmy summer days and indulge in a range of new seasonal dishes which will transport you to sun-drenched shores of the Amalfi coast. Enjoy a range of dishes using the freshest of ingredients sourced directly from Italy, with starters including the flavourful slow-cooked porchetta and creamy Stracciatella – a traditional dish from Ariccia near Rome; and a southern Italian favourite Baked Norma – aubergine, tomato and basil topped with ricotta salata. Move onto mains like the Coda Di Rospo Gratinata – fresh pan-fried Monkfish sourced from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, with Altamura breadcrumb and herby oil; Taglioni Crab & Caviar – tagliolini pasta from Liguria in north-western Italy, with hand-picked, North Sea crab and Italian sturgeon caviar; along with a variety of traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas including Pugliese – tomato, burrata, Parma ham, rocket and black truffle; and Vegetariana – fior di latte, pepper, aubergine, courgette. Enjoy with a crisp glass of Italian white wine, a robust red, or opt for a refreshing signature cocktail such as the Pina Express – Bacardi coconut, lime, chive syrup and mint; and Mon Amour – Amaro Montenegro, Champagne and lemon bubbly.

As the sun casts a golden glow across the city, round-off your meal on a sweet note with Alto’s epic ice cream bowl for two featuring chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla flavours, all made in-house, topped with Ferrero Rocher and warm Nutella sauce.

Perfect for post-shopping eats, the restaurant is open seven days a week from lunch through to dinner. For open-air relaxation, sun-soaked sophistication and glorious Italian plates – venture sky-high to Alto by San Carlo.

To book, please visit:

Alto by San Carlo,

The Rooftop, Selfridges,

Oxford St, London, W1A 1AB

02073183287 |

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