The new Hilton London Bankside and its restaurant offerings OXBO Bankside and The Distillery are due to open in the coming weeks in the centre of London’s vibrant Bankside, just minutes from the Tate Modern.The launch marks an exciting new generation of Hilton hotels, featuring high-end, locally inspired food and drink offerings and contemporary interior design.
Located on the ground floor with direct access to Price’s Street and led by Executive Chef Paul Bates, formerly of The Beaumont and Intercontinental Park Lane, OXBO Bankside is a relaxed space for guests and locals alike to meet in the heart of the Bankside area, any time of day. The open kitchen with chefs cooking in front of the guests will enhance the personalised guest experience and add to the theatre of the restaurant.
James Clarke, General Manager of the Hilton London Bankside Hotel added “I am thrilled to be playing a pivotal role in opening the Hilton London Bankside and I can’t wait to be checking in our first guests at the end of the summer. I will be working closely with Paul and my team to ensure the hotel, our restaurant and our bar become destinations for Bankside in their own right.”
The design of the restaurant and bar mirrors that of the wider hotel, reflecting the history and ambiance of the surrounding urban area. Exposed metal screens, bare brick work, reprocessed tube station tiles and bespoke joinery all feature, with furnishings of rich fabrics, inspired by William Morris, to create a style-led space for a relaxing yet stimulating dining experience.
The colour scheme features greens, mustard yellows and browns which matches the seltzer bottles decorating the bar and the large, modern copper sheet sculpture located on the stairs to the Ballroom. Sculptures by British artist, David Farrer, accentuate the interior design while reclaimed ceilings and murals have been designed especially for the hotel’s public spaces.
A spectacular Penny Wall will be installed in the entrance of The Distillery, featuring penny coins dating back to the 1860s. Spaces will be kept free for special guests and dignitaries to mark their visit to the hotel by placing their own pennies onto the structure.