We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“salt beef heaven”

The Brass Rail at Selfridges
Ranked #3,875 of 22,564 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Cafe, British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“salt beef heaven”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I have been going to Selfridges The Brass Rail Salt Beef Bar For more than 50 years . The place has changed over the years .But never the salt beef it's all ways good .when I first started going There in 1956 it was mostly Jewish people that went there . But now days every one goes there over the years I have seen many celebs and famous faces in there . When ever I go up town I never miss the chance of going there it's got the Best Salt Beef In Town .

  • Visited August 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank 400shirley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

270 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    117
    87
    29
    21
    16
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Salt Beef even better with half Ox Tongue”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Great place for lunch and if you ask for one half of your sandwich as Ox tongue you want regreat it...

  • Visited March 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank AntsLovsFoods
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Out of this world!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I was introduced to the brass rail many years ago and I before I went, I thought, well here goes - another dry sandwich with a few slices of salt beef.

Was I wrong!

The salt beef sandwich at the Brass rail in Selfridges is world class, meltingly tender, lashings of hot beef on soft, moist, fresh bread of your choice.

There are usually a few carvers, so if the line looks a bit long, don't despair, as it moves quite quickly.

There is a choice of a few meats, but I am addicted to the salt beef which is their speciality. Combined with their juicy, crisp pickles that are sliced perfectly in front of you at lightning speed, this makes the perfect combination for a great lunch.

Service is quick and friendly and the seating is pleasant.
The fact that it all moves so quickly, is probably why it is always fresh. Many a time I have watched the salt beef come up to the servers as soon as its ready, steaming hot.

Every time I go to London, I never fail to go to the Brass rail for salt beef at least a few times.


Prepare to be addicted!

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Moongis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
178 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“The best Salt Beef Sandwich in town”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

At first glance it all looks a bit daunting, but once you've picked up your tray and passed those dithering whilst blocking the way forward, it's real easy. Chap behind the glass counter asks what you wish for and the choice is just smashing. I've been going here for many years now and tried all on offer and never been disappointed. The simplest is the Hot Salt Beef on Rye Bread, with or without choice of mustard, with or without a pickle and watch his hand chopping that pickle, so fast one wonders if he ever made an error, heaven forbid. This has to be one of the best fast food sit-down restaurants in London, busy certainly but that's an indication of its popularity and clear success. A plate of tongue or mixed meats will not disappoint, nor will the choice of breads on offer. Good staff who know what they are doing, helpful at the checkout and all in all, well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank peejay2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Salt beef of Champions!”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

I love this as a quick bite to eat treat! Sandwiches are really filling, with the salt beef weighed on to your sandwich as it's carved. Great with a pickle and beet root chutney. Yum!

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank PorscheGirl997
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Brass Rail at Selfridges also viewed

 

Been to The Brass Rail at Selfridges? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing