When I booked my stay at The Hoxton, Southwark, I knew that the dining choices would be fantastic. I wanted to have an eclectic array of forward thinking menu items. Similar to The Hoxton in Brooklyn, I felt that all Hoxton hotels would have a similar pairing of vibes, food and fun.
Seabird at The Hoxton, Southwark delivered that and more.
First off, the menu design was gorgeous. I loved sitting outside on the terrance, overlooking London and feeling invigorated and grounded.
Browsing the menu, I strangely wanted to try something I’d never done – oysters in London. So, I ordered one CELINE (Brittany, France) and one CARLINGFORD (Louth, Ireland) oyster, alongside a glass of the 2022 Vent dans les Voiles by VALERIE COURREGES from Provence VDF, France. A blend of Grenache and Cinsault grapes, it was the perfect rose to start the evening off with.
What I noticed about the oyster serving at Seabird is that they are extremely simple. It’s just oysters and lemon.
But, what I appreciated from this bare serving is that I could truly get a taste for what I was eating. As such, I hands down preferred the light, slightly salty taste of the Celine oyster over the fattier, meatier Carlingford.
For my main course, I wanted light bites to settle my stomach after a 10 hour flight from Los Angeles to London. So I ordered the GIN-CURED SALMON (Xoriguer Mahon gin, toasted sweetcorn, courgetti), the DRESSED CRAB ON TOAST (Cox’s apple, guindilla, jamón lardo) and the TRIPLE COOKED CHIPS (paprika, rosemary salt).
To encourage my body along with adjusting to the UK time zone, I ordered the 2021 Curtido by FOLIAS DE BACO from Douro, Portugal. The Moscatel Galego variety of the orange muscat was extremely pleasant.
As I finished my meal, I loved watching the evening turn into deep night.
Dinner at Seabird, on the rooftop of The Hoxton, Southwark, was the perfect start to my 48 hour visit to London.
40 Blackfriars Rd
London, United Kingdom SE1 8NY