Seabird: The Hoxton to open rooftop seafood restaurant at new Southwark hotel

Ailis Brennan

International hotel group The Hoxton will open a rooftop restaurant at its new Southwark location next month – and it will be home to “London’s longest oyster list”.

Seabird will be a Mediterranean-inspired, seafood-focused restaurant located on the 14th floor of the brand new south London hotel. For the venture, the hotel group has teamed with restaurateurs Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka of acclaimed New York bar and restaurant Maison Premiere. The restaurant is will open on September 6, shortly after the hotel opens on September 2.

The menu will feature the largest selection of oysters available in a London establishment, as well as pickings from a wide ranging crudo menu. A marble raw bar will showcase the restaurant’s further seafood offering, while cooked dishes include Cornish plaice a la plancha with Morecambe Bay shrimps and capers, a Basque-style bouillabaisse and an “extravagant” plateau de fruits de mer.

Looking out from the restaurant, diners will be met with extensive views across the city and the Thames, while the decor inside will take inspiration for the waterside theme. Whitewashed floors are set to be paired with Mediterranean tiling, while tables are topped with scallop-edged tiles. The space will also feature an outdoor terrace fitted with awnings and heaters for year-round dining.

The cocktail list has been curated by William Elliott, the award-winning bar director of Maison Premiere, and will feature cocktails available frozen, bottled or on draught. The wine list will focus on biodynamic wines from small European producers.

The Southwark location will be the latest edition to The Hoxton’s London portfolio, which also includes its inaugural Shoreditch location and another in Holborn. The group has since opened sites around the world, with locations including Paris, Amsterdam and in cities across the United States.

Seabird will open at The Hoxton, 40 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8PB . For more information on The Hoxton visit thehoxton.com, and visit Seabird on Instagram at @seabirdlondon