The World Of Hospitality Issue 12 2015 - Page 128

128 the World Of Hospitality Hilton London Bankside Sauce To Handle The Communications For Oxbo Bankside And The Distillery At The New Hilton London Bankside London, 31st July 2015 - We are delighted to announce that we are working on the launch of OXBO Bankside and The Distillery – the restaurant and bar within the new Hilton London Bankside, the first Hilton hotel to open in the capital since 2006. Due to open in September in the centre of London’s vibrant Bankside, just minutes from the Tate Modern, this new launch marks an exciting new generation of Hilton hotels, featuring 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 food itself will champion fresh British ingredients sourced locally wherever possible, and draw on the abundance of produce available at Borough Market for inspiration. Bates’ menu will include Cox apple, cider marinated salmon, Cornish monkfish cheeks, pea shoots and English radish; Sirloin of Gloucestershire beef with sauce Bearnaise and New Haven Hake with squid, mussel and shrimp stew. 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 dressing. Paul Bates, Executive Chef 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. ” James Clarke, General Manager of the Hilton London Bankside Hotel added “I am thrilled to be playing a pivotal role in opening the Hilton London Bankside and I can’t wait to be checking in our first guests at the end of the summer. I will be working closely with Paul and my team to ensure the hotel, our restaurant and our bar become destinations for Bankside in their own right.”