OXBO Bankside, the local neighbourhood eatery at the design-led hotel Hilton London Bankside, is reopening its doors with a brand new enticing evening menu invoking the fresh flavours of spring and summer, alongside punchy cocktails made with seasonal ingredients.
Created by Executive Head Chef Ollie Couillaud and featuring produce from The Hilton London Bankside’s own roof garden, the new menu showcases sustainably sourced British ingredients. Dishes are layered with European, Middle Eastern and British influences.
Available every Tuesday to Friday from 6-10pm, OXBO’s new evening menu is stuffed full of dishes – from Medallions of Fresh Monkfish served with chargrilled British heritage tomatoes; to a Neck of Lamb sourced from Salt Marsh, marinated in Middle-Eastern spices and paired with spiced couscous and coconut yoghurt.
Executive Head Chef Ollie Couillaud says, “We wanted to showcase the best of British produce with colourful dishes that marry flavours from France to Morocco. We also threw in a bit of luxury, to encourage people to treat themselves after a tough two years. Think bright heritage tomatoes of all shapes and sizes and the last of the spring asparagus. This is happy food.”
Adding sunshine, crunch and colour, a starter of Warm Spring Vegetables topped with a crisp-edged egg, shallots, chives, fig leaf vinegar and truffle mayo is not to be missed; while a plate of Asparagus, Peas and Green Beans served with aubergine caviar, chickpea and mint crisps will keep vegan guests happy.
When it came to the new dessert menu, Ollie and his team started with one ingredient, the English strawberry. This formed the basis for OXBO’s star seasonal pudding, a light Olive Oil Cake with honey and white chocolate mousse, strawberry crémeux with strawberry sorbet and compressed strawberries topped with honeycomb.
Other highlights include a Lemongrass Crème Brûlée with fresh berries and crisp meringue and vibrant Blackcurrant Bavarois with passion fruit sorbet from the vegan dessert menu.
At the Distillery Bar, seasonal cocktails include the Twinkle, blending Remy Martin V.S.O.P Cognac, St Germaine elderflower liquor and champagne with a fragrant lychee and lemongrass reduction and The Spice Trip, combining Sailor Jerry spiced rum with the tropical tastes of guava, coconut, spiced nutty syrup and bitters.
Those that prefer their cocktails classic can opt for a French 75, Aviation or summer standard Negroni and alcohol-free options include a Plan Bee made with Seedlip Spice, raspberry, honey, lime and ginger beer.
To discover more, visit: oxbobankside.co.uk
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