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Details of the new restaurant due to open on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street have been revealed.
14 Hills is a plant-themed all-day restaurant open from breakfast through until dinner, with a modern British menu, including Saturday brunches, Sunday roasts and a fast-serve deli counter. Executive chef is Thomas Piat, whose past gigs have included Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental.
It sits one floor below the building's free and very popular roof garden which opened in February 2019. When we visited the garden, the restaurant area was an empty shell... but a shell with wonderfully colourful windows, and excellent views:
The Thames, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and The Shard are among the landmarks we're promised views of from 14 Hills. Inside those windows, the restaurant has something of a garden theme, furnished with mature trees, shrubs and several large pergolas, all inspired by English terraces and courtyards.
The interior design team behind it — Robert Angell Design International — has worked on restaurants and bars for the likes of The Berkeley and The Savoy. Speaking of bars, a team of sommeliers will curate a list of wines for the restaurant. Cocktails are another speciality, with classics, signature serves and modern interpretations of old favourites served at a dedicated bar, all paired with modern British bar snacks.
After your tipple, you must head upstairs to the roof garden above. Well must is overstating things, but with views like these, why wouldn't you?
14 Hills is due to open in November 2019. Keep an eye on the D&D London website for further details closer to the launch date.