Overpriced but very nice
For the amount of food they serve it is very overpriced. For starters we ordered Roast scallop with Jerusalem artichoke, rhubarb & rose geranium and Home-cured charcuterie, both very good but be aware that when they say “roast scallop..” they really mean 1 scallop, which makes it overpriced when charging 34 £ !! The charcuterie was excellent at a more normal price of 16 £ and 12 slices were served. As main we ordered Black truffle fazzoletti with artichokes, walnuts & parmesan, which was very good and Roast Huntsham farm suckling pig, mustard fruit puree, crushed turnip & black pudding, both very good and more generous portions. For pudding we ordered Freshly baked Gianduja madeleines; Tahitian vanilla cream and Yorkshire rhubarb & custard, honey & camomile, both very good and reasonably priced. I can’t finish without saying that the bread was delicious ! We will be back but not for everyday dinning but for a special occasion. Loved the ambiance and how they used the wood around. Very nice place !
Very very disappointing
1/5 by 👻 @Taly
Disappointing experience on all fronts. The service was very slow, the food average and the price way too high. Definitely not a restaurant we would go back to.
Good good but overpriced and small portions
We visited as a couple to Hide (downstairs) on a Friday night. The portions were too small and over-priced. £34 for my scallop starter and only 1 on the plate. I am not kidding. You will need to order sides on top of the c. £40 main course. Note bread is not complimentary, its costs £11. On the positives the food was really good and we enjoyed the wine but be aware you will not get enough to leave satisfied and not ripped off
Expensive but worth it !
Hide (upstairs) really makes you feel special. Yes, it is expensive but the food is really worth it. The wine list is HUGE. They have every kind of wine you would ever want.
Ok this place is def fancy so for a nice fancy breakfast
Ok this place is def fancy so for a nice fancy breakfast next to the park amongst fancy people it's a good option.You're going to see your average bored wealthy types who prob didn't earn their money but think they are important.The service is very good. The food is beautiful....but the taste of things didn't quite match. The croissant was amazing! Like shattering glass on the outside and fluffy and chewy inside. They bring you this lemon butter and different jams that were great.Teas and coffees amazing!The Avocado toast was meh. Your average hipster coffee shop could crush it.The fruit salad was depressing the fruits were all flavorless.God I sound like such a whiny beeyotch. The place is beautiful, the crowd there made me feel like a poor person, the pastries seem the way to go for sure and I think I might go again for fun.
Beautiful venue, the view we had was incredible and the food was great, especially their famous nest egg, which lived up to expectations. They also had an olive oil ice cream…on ice. It was also my first time trying sweetbread..not really a fan of this, but other than that everything was great, especially the service which was superb. I would highly recommend this place & I heard the breakfast at HIDE is also amazing, so can’t wait to try it!
Good food but over priced
The food was good, as were the service and ambience. The problem was price. We have visited two other restaurants in Mayfair during our recent stay in London. We had broadly the same range of food and drink: aperitif, starter, main and two glasses of wine. One has one Michelin star, the other has two. Both were better in terms of quality of food, service and ambience. Both were less expensive. So, in our opinion, this restaurant is over priced.
A nice evening with colleagues
We went to Hide for a management dinner, having a reservation on the ground floor. The reception was not optimal, our jackets were taken away quickly, but we were left standing for a few minutes before getting our table assigned. Service was good for the rest of the evening. Food was overall very good, but for a Michelin place, I had expected more. The wines are excellent and well-priced, and the freshly baked Madelaines for desert were just amazing. Hide is a good and trendy choice, but I had expected more, given the Michelin star.
Fantastic food, atrocious service
Let's start with the positives. Food: taste, innovation and presentation excellent. Location and décor: light, airy and relaxed atmosphere. Sommelier: professional, knowledgeable and polite. Price: reasonable for London Negatives: the wait staff need training. Rude, unprofessional and lack knowledge and finesse. They literally slam the plates on your table and aggressively mix then proceed to fling the accompanying sauces over said plate whilst still clanging away at the little saucepan. I didn't realise such theatrics were introduced since our last visit here. When explaining the dishes it seems as if they cannot get the words out fast enough so they can walk off. Even if it is busy I still expect a certain level of professionalism and poise. It is nigh impossible to get their attention if you need anything outside of that 10 second window they graced you with their presence. The staff that aren't rude, are disinterested.
Service was amazing and top. Food was incredible only one thing very small portion. We will back soon. Highly recommend.
The final food I would be purchasing in London during my trip. One Michelin Star, customizable tasting menu, great buzz, sounded like a winner. So we get here super early, actually, and took about 60 seconds to find the front door, because it was hidden, but they have a bar downstairs, called Below Hide, which had some nice mocktails, so we killed some time there. At the time of our reservation, we were lead up two flights of their absolutely gorgeous stairs to our section, Above at Hide. We got seated and started carefully making our decisions. Because this was another wonderful London restaurant where, for the majority of the courses, we got a choice of which dish we wanted. Love the options. There were five- and seven- course options. We chose the five. The seven seemed to be a cheese plate and another dessert, which we would have loved to have, but I don't know, guess we weren't feeling it that night. The whole experience started with Gem, Bread & broth, and Flesh & bone. Three little bites. Gem was a leaf of lettuce, with the purpose of being dipped in some grain or nuts or something, I can't remember, and to be used as a chip to that dip. It was fun. The bread was really good. Five very distinct varieties of bread in a basket, with a fine dollop of butter on a plate. Always love bread. And the Flesh & bone was the most striking presentation. Fancy pork/beef, charcuterie style, wrapped around the ends of feathers, and what looked like a bone. Quick bite, one and done. Delicious, fun. A great start. Another small dish was the Turnip with pine nuts, honey & eucalyptus. Finely cut up strips of turnip soaking in a honey eucalyptus broth. Very clean tasting, like a palate cleanser. The last little small bite that we both had the same thing, before the dishes started differing was the Nest egg. This was a slowly, barely cooked egg mixed with super delicious mushrooms, served in a brown egg that had it's top cut off. Needless to say, very fun, very delicious. I wasn't to break the egg to lick the inside of the shell, because I wanted more. Then, our tasting menu truly began. And unfortunately, their menu has already changed, so I have no idea what I ate. I say unfortunate, but I actually love that their menu is super seasonal, and probably changes frequently. But I do know that I had an excellent monkfish in a dashi broth, a nice lobster in a cream sauce, a perfectly cooked dusk with some black currents, and another sweetbread. There were also a couple of nice desserts, a fresh fruit one with some homemade ice cream, and there was a very pretty pasty, made to look like a gemstone. Great fun.Our last, shared small bites, were the Chestnut & malt pillows and the Acorns. Nut-filled, chewy nougat. And a crispy pillow full of dessert stuff I don't remember what is was, but it was fun, it was light, and it was a good way to wind down from the meal. We paid the bill, got our cake-home baggy full of delicious cookies, and left.Overall, this was a fun journey. I don't know how long this place has had the One Star, but they definitely seem like they're pushing for that second Star. Who knows. But yes, five stars. Come here.
Went for a quick lunch. Have heard mixed review about this restaurant. It has very nice decor with natural daylight. Some creative dishes and quite a good collection of wines. Ordered the set lunch and turned out to be better than I thought, great flavours with fresh ingredients and some twists. I enjoyed them, however the services are subpar. One of the managers was quite rude. She’s not professional and even said to me that, “I am explaining to you, this was…” It definitely didn’t make me feel welcome or worth a second visit.
I really wanted to like this place.
The servers and sommeliers were superb. The appetizers and nest egg were creative and delicious but I felt the main entrees felt too busy, with clashing tastes. They started off with bread ( I loved the black pudding) , lettuce and beet juice that all tasted great. The turnip served in the broth was excellent despite served cold. However, the main dishes were quite the opposite to the appetizers and desserts in that they were unbalanced. the Chilean sea bass with the pear did not pair well in fact did not go well together at all and the scallops was just ok. My venison was tough and the flatbread was soggy and the wagyu was just ok. We did the 5 course menu but we were so full we skipped the optional cheese menu. As for desserts the tarte tartin is very sweet but goes pairs well with the ice cream which balances it out. The rhubarb tartlet was ok but I found the pastry portion too delicate. The tarte tartin won for me. Tbh I wish the nest egg could be it's own a la carte bc I find it unique and it sucked we had to do the tasting in order to get the nest egg. The tasting menu and the regular a la carte menu are quite different.
This one-star Michelin star restaurant is a find.
Teh mussel custard, chicken (yes chicken) and papillete vegetarian dishes were all delicious. Service was helpful and efficient. The total spend with tip was 163 pounds for two which did not include alcohol, but expresso and sparkling water. Bread was 9 pounds. For the money, the quality was high, and meal was more than worth the spend.
I wanted to love this place, but food was only okay.
Service was terrible. When I looked at the menu online I was drooling. The appetizer and desserts alone made me want to try this place. Upon arriving the unique décor and style catches your eye. From the hidden door to the winding staircases this place has a very cool vibe. The highlight of the appetizers was the scallops. Very nice strong flavor. The flatbread was disappointing and the crab was only okay. Both the lobster and the duck were very tasty. Well worth the time.The desserts, what I was really looking forward to, were only okay. The coconut rice pudding thing was overly sweet and tasted like something from a grocery store. The acorn cake was nice, but I personally wasn't a fan. Cheese course was nice, but nothing special. Service was pretty bad. Drinks were not filled on time. We asked for a wine list after the first round of drinks were finished and they did not provide it and we had to ask 3 times for it. You would think they'd want to sell us alcohol.When we ordered desserts the table ordered three desserts. The others at the table said they would see how the first desserts were before deciding if they wanted dessert as well. They were all planning on having an after dinner drink too. The waiter told us that it wasn't allowed and all our desserts needed to be ordered at the same time and all our drinks needed to be ordered with desserts (even though they still hadn't given us a drink menu). Sort of rude. At this point our group hadn't even been at the location for an hour.Having the wait staff try to rush us out (when we were ordering multiple rounds of food and drinks) ruined the mood for us. Overall, okay good, but not worth the hassle. I probably won't be going back.
Hide is just so epic (From decor to presentation to
Hide is just so epic (From decor to presentation to culinary excellence). Been here twice in my last 2 trips to London (Once for Brekkie and another time for dinner) and def won't be my last. I'd rather let the pictures speak a 1000 words here ;)
Very unique upscale restaurant.
Great wine list. Definitely a different approach to cuisine. I had pork loin medallions skewered on a sharpened stick paired with blood pudding and black cherries. When I took a little bit of each in one bite I felt like my mouth exploded with flavors. The pork was perfectly done and tender but the spiciness of the blood pudding combined with the sweet dark cherry flavor was unlike anything I have experienced. I would definitely return.
Above at HIDE excels at imaginative, dainty presentation --
Above at HIDE excels at imaginative, dainty presentation -- sometimes to the point of impracticality, as was the case for our melon dessert, which was structurally inedible -- and unique ingredient combinations, though their perfected creme brûlée perhaps demonstrates the value of tried-and-true.Worth visiting for experimentation and some true food-as-art! A beautiful meal accompanied by impeccable service.Dined: August 27, 2021
Terrible! Stay away! Bad service and average food!
Terrible! Stay away! Bad service and average food! Ridiculous prices for the quality of food
A bit of a challenge to find but a warm welcome once I got
A bit of a challenge to find but a warm welcome once I got through the door. The second floor view of Green Park is nice. Service was excellent to start but then tailed off near the end of my meal. It was like I fell into a time warp once I ordered the supplemental cheese couple. I ordered the seven course tasting menu with classic wine pairings but started off with a glass of the house champagne, which was excellent. The bread basket was amazing. It would be too easy to fill up on it and miss out on the courses. The appetizers were designed to be eaten as finger foods, with terrific gazpacho to be drank from the cup. This was a bit impractical for the lettuce. I found myself using the butter knife to get all of the roasted sunflower seeds and dressing but it was delicious. The pork and fowl charcuterie were okay. First course: melon with lemon verbena granita and something like feta. It was light, refreshing, and perfectly paired with wine from Ukraine that translates as "fox tail."Second: toro tuna wrapped in very thin cucumber slices with kohlrabi shavings and plum dressing. Very good but the tuna was a bit overwhelmed by the other ingredients. Sparkling saki was a nice pairing. Third Course: the nested egg signature dish. Definitely "wow!" Egg yolk velouté, roasted mushrooms, and a bit of parsley. Nicely paired with a rich Greek red. #4: another "wow!" dish. Grilled lobster in a beurre blanc sauce topped with thin slices of fennel. It was outstanding. It was wonderfully paired with an orange wine from Georgia. #5: I'm generally not a fan of duck but this was very good. A perfectly cooked breast au jus on top of duck sausage alongside an apricot stuffed with duck sausage. It was paired with a stellar Pinot Noir from the Czech Republic. The Bonus (for a supplement) Cheese Course: a couple blues, a Brie, and one with an ask coating. All good. Paired, at extra cost, with a vintage Madeira. However, this course was ridiculously slow. It's where my experience fell apart. They rolled over the cart, I made my picks, and then it was about 20 minutes before the cheese was delivered to my table. Most establishments slice the selection from off the cart and put it on the table immediately. I have no idea what they were doing in this case. Palate cleanser: olive oil ice cream. This was good. Lighter and more refreshing than one might expect from the ingredients. #6: Dragonfly. Some sort of various consistencies of elder flower, that I didn't quite understand on top of frozen dragon berries. Interestingly herbal. Paired with a nice, not too sweet, muscat. #7: One fresh strawberry with pollen and a square of nougat. The strawberry was minimalist but good. The nougat seemed out of place as an ending to the rest of the meal. And then, another 20 minutes to get the bill. Overall: The dessert was meh, and anti-climatic considering the previous part of the meal. Otherwise, the food was excellent and service was, too, for the first 2/3 of the meal. However, this place is extremely expensive. At these prices it is not unrealistic to expect great service throughout instead of fading towards the end.
Michelin have been very generous
Good but far from great, definitely won’t be back. Food was really good but nothing special to warrant the price, very average experience. Could walk into many a good restaurant and be given some nice bread to start and not be charged £9 for the privilege.
A delightful brunch experience!!
Well what an amazing brunch experience. The service was warm and excellent. We ordered the buckwheat chocolate croissant to share... not sure why we shared it was so delicious and just the right amount of chocolate and gooeyness. My friend ordered the avacado on toast with 2 poached eggs and they dish was prettily plated up and my friend enjoyed. I ordered the bowl of fruit with a chilled lemon verbena fusion.... I felt as if I was walking amongst a field of lavender or something similar ....it was refreshing. I then ordered the french toast with blueberry compote and this was yummy ....such a sinful delight. We also ordered the blueberry smoothie with hint of rose petal and this was perfect both in taste and temperature. The total bill was £80.00 which was good for 2 people because the food was very good and the service was on point. Highly recommend this place for brunch.
My husband and I had a lovely set menu lunch. The service was excellent and not rushed, a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. Having only eaten once before in a Michelin star restaurant, this one lacked the wow factor of food quality, we’ve previously experienced. It’s good, but not Michelin star good.
Impressed and can’t wait to come back
After trying unsuccessfully for a reservation I gave up and make one for the rooftop of the St James. Unfortunately there was a fire in the building next door and the streets surrounding were closed. I called Hide on a whim- exhausted, frustrated and hungry at 9pm with a party of 7. The hostess was so accommodating and found us a table. Everything was absolutely perfect and our fabulous server, Wilson, only made it that much better. From the in-house made bread to the scallops, octopus, steak and fabulous acorn cake we can certainly understand their Michelin star and can’t wait to return. !
The team at Hide are evidently trained to sell, it’s a bit crass at an establishment like this. The food was nice, but not outstanding. Additional little negatives such as one of our party’s dishes was served on a stained (or worse, unclean plate). The waiter didn’t serve the sauce in correct portions, not quite enough for the third person having the dish. Could do better Hide.
We went on a Friday for the set 3 course lunch and had the wine pairings. The nibbles were like a meal in themselves, a course of bread, cured pork and goose, gem lettuce with a delicious dipping dressing and a gazpacho. All absolute great. There followed an asparagus custard which was delicate but rich, paired with a Georgian orange wine, which was the first orange wine I have loved. Main was a steamed sole for me and beef for my friend. Both excellently presented and very accomplished dishes that we will think about for a long time. Dessert was a peach tart ice cream and a punch on the side. I think that's probably a bit fruitier than I'd normally order, but it was great and I very much appreciate the work that went into it. From a cost perspective, I had bought this as part of a charity auction, but from my reading of the bill, the comprehensive set lunch with excellent wine pairings would run you about £110 per person including tip, which is cheaper than significantly poorer places in London. This place absolutely deserves its star. Chef great, table staff great, sommelier great. Go here when you get the chance.
Deeply impressed with everything from service, the food and the attention to details. Our sommelier Matteo made our entire evening. Cannot recommend this place enough!
Exquisiteness all the way
Suitably impressed for my first, and not the last, visit to this establishment. Really innovative dishes. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Since pictures are worth a thousand words, take a look!
A long lunch with 7-courses tasting turned out to be just great. Creative and tasteful dishes throughout, good wine pairing and relaxed good service. They really deserve their star.