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Summary

£160
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful situation opposite Green Park” with “marvellous views” adds to the high lustre of this luxuriously spacious first-floor venue, found up a beautifully carved wooden staircase from the cheaper ‘Hide Ground’ below. As you might expect of somewhere under common ownership with the well-known Hedonism Wines, it boasts an “incredible wine selection”, which is set off to good effect by Ollie Dabbous’s “exceptional and innovative” cuisine, boasting “unique dishes and combinations that you won't find elsewhere”. And “the great care and professionalism of the warm and welcoming staff” is mentioned in numerous reports, too. You can guess the catch! – if you are counting the pennies, cross the street to avoid the place (and its harshest critics find it “so overpriced”). By most accounts, though, “the whole experience is absolutely phenomenal!”.

Summary

£143
£££££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An extraordinary restaurant for an extraordinary occasion!” – Up the “beautiful staircase” accessed through Hide Ground (see also), “no expense has been spared in the creation of this exquisite restaurant”, and the “cool” and incredibly spacious first-floor dining room of this Russian-owned yearling provides an impressively luxurious backdrop, “especially if you bag one of the tables facing Green Park”. You can choose from either the six-course or nine-course tasting menu, which comes with a vegetarian alternative (and a shorter, “more affordable” option at lunch) and there’s the “astonishing complement” of “nearby Hedonism Wines’ incomparable 6,000-strong list, as they will run your preferred bottle over if it’s not in the restaurant’s own cellar”. When it comes to Ollie Dabbous’s Scandi-inspired cooking, most reporters feel that “thankfully the food lives up to the posh surroundings”, delivering “precise, light and intriguing” cuisine that’s a “worthy successor to Dabbous”. “Impeccable”, “helpful” and “charming” service adds further to the mood. “OMG it’s oligarch prices” though, leaving doubters – who also feel some plates are a tad “over-engineered” – to conclude that “the biggest impression it leaves is the dent in your wallet!”

Summary

£143
£££££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An extraordinary restaurant for an extraordinary occasion!” – Up the “beautiful staircase” accessed through Hide Ground (see also), “no expense has been spared in the creation of this exquisite restaurant”, and the “cool” and incredibly spacious first-floor dining room of this Russian-owned yearling provides an impressively luxurious backdrop, “especially if you bag one of the tables facing Green Park”. You can choose from either the six-course or nine-course tasting menu, which comes with a vegetarian alternative (and a shorter, “more affordable” option at lunch) and there’s the “astonishing complement” of “nearby Hedonism Wines’ incomparable 6,000-strong list, as they will run your preferred bottle over if it’s not in the restaurant’s own cellar”. When it comes to Ollie Dabbous’s Scandi-inspired cooking, most reporters feel that “thankfully the food lives up to the posh surroundings”, delivering “precise, light and intriguing” cuisine that’s a “worthy successor to Dabbous”. “Impeccable”, “helpful” and “charming” service adds further to the mood. “OMG it’s oligarch prices” though, leaving doubters – who also feel some plates are a tad “over-engineered” – to conclude that “the biggest impression it leaves is the dent in your wallet!”

Summary

£95
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wow, what a debut!” – this “huge”, two-floor (plus basement bar), glass-fronted opening, on which Russian-owned Hedonism wines have reportedly spent £20m, is the most ambitious new project of 2018, occupying a landmark, 250-cover site “with a great view over Green Park”, which old hands will remember from days of yore as the home of Fahkreldine (long RIP). On the ground floor (‘Hide Below’ – price shown) is an all-day luxurious brasserie, while this first-floor location is dedicated to even finer dining from a six- or nine-course tasting menu (all-in with wine from about £200, with a lighter three-course option available at lunch). Chef-patron “Ollie Dabbous has done it again” with his “exquisite”, “light-with-a-Nordic-touch” cuisine, which “looks fabulous and tastes even better”; and whose “extraordinary attention to detail” matches that of the “stunningly beautiful” interior (which, in an ultra-luxe way, also appears “charming and simple”). At both locations, you can order from the “remarkable wine list”, also with the option of dialling up any of the 6,500 wines stocked by Hedonism’s Mayfair store (keep a clear head though – their most expensive vintages are over £10k!). “Definitely memorable!”

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Above at Hide Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Above at Hide Restaurant in W1J, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Above at Hide restaurant.
Hannah K
Always delicious, always great service. The...
Reviewed 4 months, 2 days ago

"Always delicious, always great service. The team Here make me feel so special every time I visit. The food never sisapppoints and the wine they choose to pair with each dish is so spot on. And who can question the amazing deal with the corkage on hedonism Wines? Truly special. "

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Chris D
Decent modern cooking in fab space and frie...
Reviewed 6 months, 3 days ago

"Decent modern cooking in fab space and friendly service. Wine deal with hedonism is brilliant although it’s so tempting to choose nice bottles is financially crippling!"

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Mark R
A treat on the in-laws and generally delici...
Reviewed 8 months, 24 days ago

"A treat on the in-laws and generally delicious. But why do 'smart' restaurants get uppity when you mention the seasoning. All 4 of us agreed that the 'nest egg' was under seasoned. We told the server and were, in a rather offhand way, told we were wrong. Everyone's palette is different guys! Being snooty really isn't the way to treat guests paying £100s. "

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Neill A
Eye-watering prices, but superb food. ...
Reviewed 10 months, 4 days ago

"Eye-watering prices, but superb food. "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 110.00 Always available 5
Menu2 140.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£32.00 £48.00 £18.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £105.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 8JB
Opening hours
Monday7:30 am‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday7:30 am‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday7:30 am‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday7:30 am‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday7:30 am‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑10 pm

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