OXBO Bankside and The Distillery – the restaurant and bar within the new Hilton London Bankside – has opened to the public.
Set in the centre of London’s vibrant Bankside, just minutes from the Tate Modern, the new launch features high-end, locally inspired food and drink offerings and contemporary interior design.
Led by executive chef Paul Bates, formerly of The Beaumont and Intercontinental Park Lane, OXBO Bankside will be Bankside’s newest neighbourhood eatery, offering a delicious all-day dining menu, including breakfast.
Located on the ground floor with 168 covers and direct access from Price’s street, OXBO Bankside is a relaxed space for guests and locals alike to meet in the heart of the Bankside area, any time of day.
The open kitchen with chefs cooking in front of the guests will enhance the personalized guest experience and add to the theatre of the restaurant.
The Distillery will become the place to be seen in Bankside and mirror the energy of the area. Designed as a buzzy meeting point for the local commercial area and residents of Bankside, The Distillery drinks offering will focus on artisan gins and locally crafted beers.
Located on the site of Stevenson & Howell’s Standard Works, a renowned essence factory in 1800s, The Distillery pays homage to its heritage, serving a range of signature cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics, infusions and bitters.
The bar will also serve a range of sharing platters and bar snacks, prepared by the restaurant kitchen and served until late, such as Chick pea and Tahini hummus with warm garlic Khobez bread and five spice dusted crisp fried Pork belly with chilli, lime and soy.
Bates commented: “I am delighted to be part of such an exciting new addition to London’s luxury hotel and hospitality scene. Bankside has recently been through a tremendous commercial transformation and we have so many incredible institutions on our doorstep.
“I’ve always been inspired by British produce, and our local neighbours such as the Tate Modern and Borough Market so expect to see those influences in the menu at OXBO Bankside, as well as at The Distillery too. ”
The design of the restaurant and bar mirrors that of the wider hotel, reflecting the history and ambiance of the surrounding urban area.
Exposed metal screens, bare brick work, reprocessed tube station tiles and bespoke joinery all feature, with furnishings of rich fabrics, inspired by William Morris, to create a style-led space for a relaxing yet stimulating dining experience.
The colour scheme features greens, mustard yellows and browns which matches the seltzer bottles decorating the bar and the large, modern copper sheet sculpture located on the stairs to the Ballroom.
Sculptures by British artist, David Farrer, accentuate the interior design while reclaimed ceilings and murals have been designed especially for the hotel’s public spaces.
A spectacular Penny Wall will be installed in the entrance of The Distillery, featuring penny coins dating back to the 1860s.
Spaces will be kept free for special guests and dignitaries to mark their visit to the hotel by placing their own pennies onto the structure.
Hilton London Bankside offers the perfect base for exploring the city, just steps away from the Tate Modern and is the ideal destination for business and leisure travellers as well as London locals and Bankside residents seeking a new destination bar and restaurant, serving locally inspired cuisine.