In these uncertain times of restaurant closures and curfews, it may seem surprising to hear that a London pop-up cafe has just become a permanent fixture, but not when it’s run by Ollie Dabbous. The chef will be launching upmarket coffee shop and deli concept Hideaway this winter, adding another dining experience to Mayfair’s restaurant scene.
Acclaimed chef Dabbous launched Hideaway in London a couple of years back. With a first spell at Burlington Arcade and then longer at Chelsea Barracks, Hideaway will now find its permanent home at 100 Mount Street. In what was previously Mount Street Deli, this is just a short distance from Dabbous’ Michelin-starred restaurant Hide in Mayfair, launched in 2018 with a focus on showcasing the best ingredients in an organic, refined manner.
Opening this winter, the ‘eccentric Parisian’ inspired café is designed to offer the same high quality menu in a convenient environment, with seating both inside and out. Open all day, the venue will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, ranging from coffee, croissants and pastries in the morning, to fresh sandwiches, salads, lobster rolls and oysters later on. Fans of Hide Ground will be happy to hear that the menu will also include their signature truffle Croque Monsieur. A small collection of jams, chutneys and pickles will also be available to purchase and take away.
“Hide is somewhere people linger, whereas Hideaway provides a more immediate offering for people that don’t want to compromise on quality..."
According to Dabbous, “Hide is somewhere people linger, whereas Hideaway provides a more immediate offering for people that don’t want to compromise on quality just because they have to on time. I’m looking forward to creating a menu that will both surprise and satisfy our guests. Mount Street deserves a great little coffee shop and deli. It’s the perfect location for Hideaway to finally spread its roots.”
The kitchen is due to be headed up by current Hide sous chef Andrew Alu, whilst the wine list will be curated by Hide collaborator Hedonism. Teas will be provided by Mariage Freres with coffee mirroring that of the main restaurant.
This announcement will no doubt delight fans of Dabbous’ cooking now that Hideaway is here to stay.