Chef Ollie Dabbous’ new London restaurant takes design cues from a tree, with a sinuous wooden staircase branching through its heart.
Dabbous enlisted an all-star cast to design Hide in Mayfair, including Atmos Studio, who created the twisting staircase, as well as interior designer Rose Murray and architectural consultancy Lusted Green.
Hide’s interiors are inspired by nearby Green Park – views of which can be seen from the restaurant’s windows. The sculptural, laminated oak staircase appears to grow from Hide’s basement bar connecting dining areas across the restaurant’s three levels via its scalloped treads and vein-like spindles. Dubbed the StairStalk, it recalls the much-instagramed staircase at France’s Les Haras de Strasbourg.
Says Atmos Studio: ‘It twists upwards, spiralling energetically like a corkscrew, steps unfurling seamlessly from the structural stem like leaves, while further branches similarly delaminate to form a delicate wavy balustrade guiding the guests carefully upwards.’
Murray’s interior interventions meanwhile riff on the earthy hues found in Green Park, with dark wooden floors and sandstone coloured walls, covered with delicate floral motifs. This organic palette extends across furnishings, while delicate lighting pendants are reminiscent of egg-shells.
Hide is the follow up to Dabbous’ eponymous Michelin-starred London restaurant, which he closed last summer. Diners can tuck into a selection of his famous dishes, including his ‘nest egg’ of coddled eggs, smoked butter and mushrooms, as well as a new menu crafted around locally-sourced ingredients.
Its 70-page wine menu is also worth singing about, plus patrons have access to Hedonism’s 6,500 wine list, with bottles delivered directly to the restaurant by request.
Hide, 85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB
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