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Londoners have been counting down to the opening of Ollie Dubbous’ HIDE for months. The arresting three-storey, 250-seater restaurant follows his critically acclaimed but now defunct one Michelinstarred Dubbous. Each floor will offer a distinct dining experience.
The seasonal tasting menu (£42/S$76 for lunch; £95 for dinner) at Above is a stunning introduction to Dubbous’ kitchen. His famed Nest Egg of coddled eggs, smoked butter and mushrooms makes a reappearance alongside a Slow Roast Goose with birch sap & kale. The vegetarian option, highlighting local produce such as heritage beetroot and Sussex Slipcote (ewe’s milk cheese), gets just as much appreciative nods from fellow diners. Ground is where you’ll enjoy a more casual experience. The all-day menu, from breakfast to dinner, includes an afternoon tea selection (£42). Dubbous serves his Homemade Black Pudding two ways; in his rendition of a fry-up with Cacklebean eggs, sausages and bacon (£18), or with a tangy mango chutney and fried duck egg (£14). Below is where mixologist Oskar Kinberg (Cuckoo Club, Barnyard) shakes up unique tipples. Smoke & Mirrors (£14) showcases the versatility of a peaty Ardbeg 10YO, while Next of Kin (£16.50) is an invigorating blend of sochu, plum and cherry blossoms. 85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB, U.K. Tel: +44 203 146 8666