This wonderful collaboration between Yevgeny Chichvarkin and Ollie Dabbous is the source of excitement for anyone in the know in London. Dabbous, the restaurant named after the chef earned a Michelin star within an impressive 8 months of opening in 2012. Hedonism wines also began in 2012 and quickly earned awards for their selection, quality and quantity of fine wines and spirits.
Before enjoying the alluring food, the setting provides the first wow moment. To enter through the grand heavy wooden doors is to leave the hustle and bustle. This is where the experience of Hide begins. Wood is ever-present in artistic detail from the tables to chairs, floors and a magnificent spiral staircase.
Below is the cocktail bar with many impeccably concocted classics as well as modern twists and some of the finest spirits available. There is a spectacular wine cellar with over 450 bins which can be seen if one can befriend a server. Private dining rooms for small groups or up to 20 people are also available, with Hide boasting a private car lift for discretion.
The main floor, Ground, has a similar earthy and wooden feel to it. With a significant amount of a la carte options for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, this is the most accessible part of Hide. A focus on local small farms provides the freshest ingredients which in turn deliver tempting and tasty meals, ‘simple but sophisticated.’
With Hedonism only ten minutes away Hide is able to provide a vast wine selection available on delivery. The list comes on an Ipad due to the 6000 plus bottles to choose from ranging from double digits to five figures. Give in to the hedonistic side and allow for a wondrous experience of the senses.
The brightest star is Above, hiding in plain sight among the thick glass windows eliminating the noise pollution but leaving the lovely view of Green Park. This more formal setting offers exquisite tasting menus paired beautifully with Hedonism’s wine. Each dish is a work of art combining flavor, texture, color, balance and presentation. “It is layers of attention to detail, skill and care that elevates the good into great, and the great into the sublime.”