Seabird, the rooftop restaurant on the 14th floor of the The Hoxton, Southwark, ran in collaboration with the team behind New York hotspot, Maison Premiere is now open. With its brilliant views, indoor and outdoor dining, and impressive seafood offering, Seabird is a unique addition to south London’s exciting restaurant scene.
To bring the restaurant to life, The Hoxton, Southwark has partnered with Premiere Enterprises, founded by James Beard Award-winning duo Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka of New York’s Brooklyn hotspot, Maison Premiere, celebrated for its experiential atmosphere and creative cocktail programme that has earned them a coveted spot on The World’s 50 Best Bars list.
Open for lunch and dinner, the menu draws inspiration from the Mediterranean, with fresh crudo, seasonal vegetable dishes, fish cooked a la plancha, and San Sebastian-inspired desserts. Save room for the must-order Manchego cheesecake! Portuguese and Spanish flavours are heavily embraced in the kitchen, headed up by Marco Palazzo, who grew up in a fishmonger and was most recently Group Head Chef at Jamie’s.
The menu is perfect for sharing with a strong selection of tapas-style small plates and larger dishes designed for two.
An impressive raw bar piled high with crustacea in the middle of the restaurant steals the show, and oyster lovers can work their way through London’s largest selection. Seabird’s Mommelier, Simon Lamont, has curated the oyster list which features up to 30 varieties, over three species, sourced from as far west as Galway, as far south as Portugal, as north as the Scottish Highlands and as local as Essex.
Standout dishes on the menu include: • Octopus roll – pulpo, Sobrasada aioli, padron peppers in brioche • Tuna belly crudo with gordal olives, tomato consommé, basil, sherry • Carabinero prawn • Norfolk hispi cabbage with bean stew, baby onions, chestnut crisps • John Dory with mojo verde from the charcoal grill • Manchego cheesecake William Elliott, the award-winning Bar Director of Maison Premiere, has crafted Seabird’s creative cocktail list, which focuses on exotic fun flavours, available on draught, bottled or frozen. Seabird classics include:
• The Toucan Do-It (Tapatio Blanco tequila, mango, cinnamon, aji pepper) • The Ibis (Sparkling wine, bitter lemon and thyme) • The Skimmer (Edinburgh Seaside Gin, marjoram and salter grapefruit) • The Rubis (Ketel One Vodka, tarragon, rhubarb and lemon) For those not wanting a cocktail, a large selection of biodynamic wines from some of Europe’s best small-scale producers is available, as well Suriol Brut Nature — the only place in London to serve it.
As diners step out of the lift on the 14th floor, they’ll be instantly transported to a faraway place: somewhere calmer and seemingly closer to the sea, with everything from the music to scents, greenery and décor adding to the experience. Seabird offers spectacular city views — the Thames, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, St Pauls and The Shard all in scope — and one of the best sunsets in the city. The space is fresh with coastal whitewashed floors, plentiful greenery, and colourful Mediterranean tiles amping up the on-holiday ambience. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the restaurant with natural light while handmade scallop tile-topped tables fully embrace the seaside theme. A terrace offers the luxury of year-round open-air dining with festoon lighting and comfy seats, plus awnings and heaters ready for London’s unpredictable climes.
Seabird 14th Floor, 40 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8PB https://seabirdlondon.com @seabirdlondon Monday Thursday: 12pm – 12am Fri: 12pm – 1am Sat: 11pm – 1am Sunday: 11am – 12am Booking is recommended (outdoor terrace cannot be booked)
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The menu is French and Mediterranean in its influences, with menu options such as:
Pizza Bagatelle – stone baked pizza with white truffle oil and mozzarella – £34
Sliders Rossini – Angus sliders with sauteed foie gras, green plum jam, toasted creem bun, Kirkhams cheddar and black truffle mayonnaise – £24
Whole truffled chicken with country style potatoes, woodland mushrooms,caramelised cippolinionion and thyme chicken jus – £80 to share
Grilled Iberico pork chop with saffron rice and padron peppers – £42
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