As the winter chill embraces London, the riverside bar and kitchen, Hithe + Seek, nestled within The Westin London City Hotel, transforms into a mesmerizing Winter Candyland.
This holiday season, Hithe + Seek invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey through its limited-edition Winter Candyland afternoon tea, festive culinary offerings, and a lineup of exciting events.
Partnering with bespoke floral designer Veevers Carter, Hithe + Seek has adorned the hotel with magical installations and festive decorations, setting the stage for a truly enchanting experience.
Winter Candyland Afternoon Tea: A Decadent Delight
One of the highlights of Hithe + Seek’s winter festivities is the newly introduced Winter Candyland afternoon tea. This culinary masterpiece features a selection of ten loose-leaf teas sourced from JING Tea, renowned for its premium tea offerings cultivated in Asia’s finest gardens. The tea menu caters to both traditionalists, with classic blends, and adventurous palates, offering exciting new flavours to explore.
Head Chef Fabio De Paolis has orchestrated a delectable menu that boasts a variety of finger sandwiches, each a culinary work of art. From the Citrus Dill Mayo Infused Cornish Crab on a Mini Bun to the indulgent Burford Egg with Black Truffle on Rolled Brown Bread, every bite promises a symphony of flavours.
But it doesn’t stop there; Hithe + Seek takes a bold twist on the classic scone with Gingerbread Flavour & Raisin Scones, served with Clotted Cream & Apricot Jam, stealing the spotlight.
This delightful experience is available from until 14th January 2024, daily between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The Winter Candyland afternoon tea is priced at £45 per person, with the option to elevate your experience with a glass of mulled wine (£55 per person), a tantalizing cocktail from the Candyland Cocktail menu (£60 per person), or the ultimate indulgence of a glass of Taittinger Champagne (£65 per person).
Savouring Festive Flavours: Hithe + Seek’s Festive Cocktails
Hithe + Seek’s extensive selection of festive cocktails is a testament to their commitment to providing guests with an extraordinary Christmas experience. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colours and nostalgic tastes of childhood candies, the Candyland Cocktail menu is a true delight for the senses. It features three showstopping cocktails, each offering a burst of festive flavours.
The cocktails, with ingredients like cherry, apricot, and apple, promise a bright and fruitful punch that encapsulates the spirit of the season. As you sip on these delectable concoctions, you’ll find yourself immersed in the magic of Christmas.
A Culinary Journey: Hithe + Seek’s Festive Menu
Chef Fabio De Paolis, the creative genius behind Hithe + Seek’s culinary offerings, has designed a sharing menu that captures the essence of the festive season. Drawing inspiration from cuisines around the world, Fabio’s creations showcase vibrant flavours and unique combinations that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
The festive menu features an array of small plates, blending the best of the new and old worlds. Highlights include the Lobster roll, adorned with tarragon and pickles, and the Beef tartare, accompanied by pickled mushrooms, smoked egg yolk, and ale crisps. With Chef Fabio’s meticulous attention to detail, every dish is a masterpiece that perfectly complements the enchanting atmosphere of Hithe + Seek.
Musical Magic: Sofar Sounds on 9th December 2023
To kick off the Christmas season in style, Hithe + Seek has a special treat in store. On Saturday, 9th December 2023, starting at 19:30, the venue will play host to an intimate and unforgettable live music event in collaboration with Sofar Sounds, a startup music events company known for bringing communities together through music discovery.
For just £25.00, you can immerse yourself in the sounds of three local artists while enjoying a selection of cocktails and draft beers. Be sure to try The Lady Rosa, a gin-based cocktail with delightful notes of strawberry and lime, or The Corn Harbour, featuring Woodford Reserve whiskey and corn-infused syrup. Additionally, you can savour Braised Mangalitza Pork Belly or Portobello Mushroom Bao Buns, each priced at £8, to enhance your evening.
Welcoming the New Year: Hithe + Seek’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Hithe + Seek invites you to bid farewell to 2023 in style with their extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration. This unforgettable event promises live music until the early hours of 2024, making it the perfect way to welcome the new year.
The festivities include an eight-course dinner meticulously prepared by Chef Fabio, complete with half a bottle of Taittinger Rosé Champagne and a glass of Brut for a midnight toast, all for the price of £199.00.
Throughout the evening, you can also indulge in a selection of small plates, including Falmouth Oysters with Aperol Granita and Oscietra Caviar, Carabinero Tartar with Romesco Aioli, Bergamot, and Rice Crisps, as well as a tempting assortment of British Cheese, Crackers, Chutney, and Quince, and a New Year’s Panforte.
This Christmas, Hithe + Seek at The Westin London City Hotel promises an enchanting experience that combines culinary excellence with the magic of the season.
From the Winter Candyland afternoon tea to the vibrant festive cocktails and delectable menu offerings, there’s something to delight every palate. Don’t miss the special events, including the Sofar Sounds music night and the extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration, making Hithe + Seek the ultimate destination for festive revelry. Join them in creating unforgettable memories in the heart of London this holiday season.