HM Visits: Hithe + Seek
London, a city that never fails to enchant with its timeless beauty, recently gifted me with a dining experience that seamlessly blended tradition and innovation. Nestled in the heart of the vibrant City, Hithe + Seek is more than just a bar; it's an oasis of creativity and flavour. My visit to this hidden gem was a journey filled with tantalising tastes and breathtaking views.
From the moment I stepped into Hithe + Seek, I was captivated by its enchanting ambience. With abundant daylight streaming through full-length windows that frame views of the River Thames, Tate Modern, and Shakespeare's Globe, it's hard to imagine a more picturesque setting for a memorable afternoon. The modern finishes and cozy seats create an intimate atmosphere, setting the stage for a unique experience.
The "Afternoon Tea With a View." Hithe + Seek took the traditional afternoon tea and infused it with their unique flair, offering a culinary adventure that tickled my taste buds.
Nori-baked salmon, pickled cucumber, mini bun: The combination of delicate nori-baked salmon and pickled cucumber in a mini bun was a delightful start. The freshness of the ingredients was evident, and the flavors danced harmoniously on my palate.
Burford egg & black truffle, rolled brown bread: The rich and earthy essence of black truffle paired with the creaminess of Burford egg made this sandwich a sophisticated treat. It was pure indulgence.
Chicken, goji berries, beetroot bread: This unique creation combined tender chicken with the sweet tang of goji berries on vibrant beetroot bread. It was a playful twist on classic flavors.
Grilled vegetables, hummus, tomato bread: Vegetarians, rejoice! The combination of grilled vegetables and creamy hummus on tomato bread was a medley of flavors and textures that left me craving more.
Dorset beef, horseradish crème fraîche, charcoal bun: The Dorset beef sandwich with a hint of horseradish crème fraîche, served in a charcoal bun, was a culinary masterpiece. The flavors were bold and satisfying.
Scones: The freshly baked plain and raisin scones, served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam, were the epitome of comfort. Warm and crumbly, they provided a perfect canvas for the rich cream and sweet jam.
JING tea matcha cake: The JING tea matcha cake was a delightful fusion of East and West. The vibrant green tea flavour was balanced perfectly, and every bite was a celebration of taste.
Multi-layer honey cake: The multi-layer honey cake was a sweet revelation. The layers of honey-infused goodness melted in my mouth, leaving a lingering sweetness that was simply divine.
Nutella & berries tart: The Nutella and berries tart was a decadent finish to my afternoon tea. The smooth Nutella combined with the tartness of the berries was a dessert lover's dream come true.
Hithe + Seek not only excels in crafting a culinary experience but also in providing impeccable service. The attentive and knowledgeable staff added to the overall charm of the place. The afternoon was filled with engaging conversations and recommendations, making it a truly interactive and explorative experience.
Offering more than just a meal; it's an invitation to embark on a journey of taste and discovery. Whether you opt for the traditional afternoon tea or explore their other offerings, each visit promises to be a memorable one.
For those seeking a delightful escape into the heart of London, I wholeheartedly recommend Hithe + Seek. To book your own unforgettable experience, visit their website at www.hitheandseek.com.
My afternoon at Hithe + Seek was a sensory delight that will stay with me for a long time. It's a place where tradition meets innovation, and where culinary excellence is complemented by stunning views. I left with a sense of contentment and the knowledge that I had discovered a true hidden gem in the heart of London's bustling City.