14 Hills London was one of the newest openings to emerge in the city mid-way through the 2021 pandemic.
Situated in London’s square mile on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, the rolling hills of London’s perimeter can be seen which inspired the name 14 Hills.
One of the D&D Group’s latest restaurants that echoes these quieter hilltops that catch your eye on the horizon.
Created by award-winning designer Robert Angell, 14 Hill’s ‘enchanted forest in the sky’ concept is woven among a canopy of evergreen plants juxtaposed with views framed by the likes of the Shard, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and the Thames.
As you step inside this natural environment, you’ll notice the backdrop for modern British cooking with a touch of ‘French flair’.
For two courses at £33 or three for £38, I recently visited to check out their Sunday brunch its one of the great places to eat in London.
Within a city saturated with similar weekend offerings, 14 Hill’s menu offers both a variety of familiar favourites.
Elevated by the odd truffle or lobster hybrid, with some other more lunch-appropriate options – should you not be able to stomach hollandaise past 12:30.
At first glance, you would be forgiven for being led down the path of style over substance, with swathes of fashion enthusiasts more concerned with their Instagram feed over what’s on their plate.
However, 14 Hills’ excellent dishes and outlandish cocktails speak for themselves.
My guest and I kickstart with two exorbitantly feminine pink cocktails.
First up is 14 Hill’s London signature ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s: an amalgamation of Tanqueray 43 gin, Aperol, homemade quince jelly, fresh lemon, honey water, and rose water perfume.
Yes these were as sweet as it sounds, and served in a tall coupe and delicate stem.
This alongside the ‘Butterfly Kiss,’ an equally unashamedly feminine concoction of Tanqueray 43 gin, Chambord black raspberry, Belsazar dry vermouth, fresh lemon, chamomile syrup, and Fever-Tree raspberry with rose soda.
With each, 14 Hill’s barman knows what his eccentric city audience wants to ‘drink and be seen drinking’ (that is, unless you’re seeking to maintain a somewhat masculine persona).
14 Hill’s weekend brunch doesn’t cut corners with a string of starters, mains, and desserts with more valiant dishes than the cocktail entrée.
Boldly and printed: ‘LOBSTER,’ ‘SAUSAGE’ or ‘BACON’: the team also appreciates their diners have a shorter average attention span.
I start with ‘BENEDICT’ – an eggs Benedict with a perfectly cooked egg, submerged in rich hollandaise with tender smoked ham hock on a soft English muffin….
Leading me even to capture its #yolkporn as evidence.
This alongside ‘MUSHROOMS’ aka – a fricassee of wild mushrooms, with garlic and olive oil on sourdough toast, coming in closely behind my eggs.
Another Instagram-worthy starter also includes the ‘TRUFFLE’ (a rare breed egg with mushroom ragout and winter black truffle), most likely as decadent as it sounds.
Mains play on Head Chef John Barber’s union of French and British influences.
Choose from the French ‘CROQUE’ (monsieur or madame) with a mixed leaf salad, or the ‘STEAK & EGGS’: a 250g bavette steak with Café du Paris butter: both you can imagine ordering moments from the River Seine.
These are split between some familiar, quintessential alternatives. A butternut squash risotto with Winchester cheese, bubble and speak, or a Somerset roast chicken with confit potatoes.
For dessert, seven decadent options are stacked upon each other along one side of the menu, from the ‘CHOCOLATE’ (tart) with fruit and nuts to a pear served with mulled wine.
We order the profiterole with rich molten chocolate and the French toast with honeycomb and thick vanilla custard.
A well-oiled machine, 14 Hills London is reflective of the D&D Group’s portfolio of successful best restaurants in London and beyond.
In this ‘garden in the sky,’ Londoners may take a break from the city and meet the hills on their horizon while the kitchen prepares delicious dishes for their eating.
Daylight rushes into the space during the day before embracing the city’s sparkling lights at night.
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If you haven’t been there yet, then you must give them a visit, since it’s London’s ‘enchanted forest in the sky.’