Quite possibly London’s most anticipated opening of 2018, HIDE, the five-star restaurant from London’s coolest chef Ollie Dabbous – whose rockstar appearance is a complete juxtaposition to his refined and delicate cooking style – and award-winning mixologist Oskar Kinberg. Together they bring us not one, but three, incredible storeys of pure class in the heart of Mayfair.
The all-day restaurant has something for everyone (so long as you have deep pockets). GROUND takes cues from Ollie’s eponymous Dabbous, with industrial chic interior and a stunning a-la-carte menu serving seasonal, British-sourced dishes, complete with an in-house bakery ensuring we still get a taste of his famous freshly baked carbs. If you wander up the sweeping staircase to ABOVE, you’ll find a stunningly minimalistic mezzanine perfectly level with views of Green Park, mimicking the feeling of being amongst the leaves of a beautiful tree. It’s here fans of Dabbous will dine on a nine course tasting menu, crafted to perfection.
The team at HIDE are so confident in their two restaurant offerings, we’ve heard through the grapevine they’re already asked Michelin to view them as separate establishments as they continue their mission to stardom. ABOVE is gunning for two this October, which is no easy feat in the world of fine dining.
BELOW lies a cocktail bar, nestled amongst what’s representative of the roots of the tree. It’s hands-down the most stunning new bar north of the river. Definitely worth a visit, dining, or otherwise. Kinberg’s curated cocktail list includes the likes of the Green Park Cabaret, made with Pisco, rhubarb, pink peppercorn and soda, and the refreshing Summer Solstice with vodka, melon, shiso and olive oil. What’s more, HIDE boasts London’s largest wine list, complete with 6,800 bottles on the menu, thanks in part to the owners’ involvement with Hedonism Wines.
Our score? A solid 5/5 and most definitely worth adding to your London eatery bucket list for 2018.
To our delight, we were also lucky enough to host Ryan Reynolds at BELOW, whilst he was over for the launch of Deadpool 2 (yes, the Ryan Reynolds),