Hithe + Seek is the chic new wine bar nestled inside the Westin London City Hotel, overlooking the Thames River. The bar seems to have been cleverly designed for the Instagram afficionados and is the perfect date night spot.

Imbibers are seated on the velvet plush seats right by the water, and if you head after work, you have the luxury of watching the sun set, leaving the city’s lights glistening in the water.

The menu of small plates comes with paring suggestions, making ordering a breeze, and if you want any other suggestions, the team are very knowledgeable and happy to help. We started off with a bitesize venison tartare served on toast with pickled mushrooms, smoked egg yolk and ale crisp – probably the favourite of the night! We ordered a selection of different dishes to share, including a grilled Galatian octopus with saffron aioli; a chickpea panisse, which was served more as a bowl of polenta rather than traditional panisse chips, so quite filling. One of the must-tries, believe it or not, was their homemade Parker House rolls with whipped and smoked butter – bread as light as clouds, and filled with rich butter.

The dishes were delightfully more filling than expected, so do take this into account when ordering. We did end up ordering a sharing cheeseboard in the beginning as well, which unfortunately there wasn’t much space for – although nothing pairs better with a great glass of wine than a creamy French cheese.

If you want to impress your date with stunning views and great wines, Hithe + Seek is a definite stop to make, but doreccy of the space beforehand as the bar is very difficult to find from the street, or perhaps the Seeking is part of the fun.

For Hithe + Seek specifically, they’ve got a limited-edition birthday cocktail, the Djing Potion, which will be available for one month only. Made from chartreuse vert, East London Gin, Cocchi Americano Bianco and white peony tea, this unique cocktail is an extra special way to celebrate at the hotel’s riverside wine bar – whilst taking in views of the sparkling Thames, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Modern and beyond.

This November, The Westin London City also celebrates its first anniversary with a hotel-wide celebration throughout the whole month. Nestled in the heart of the city, the five-star riverside hotel invites guests to unwind and indulge with a bespoke anniversary package, valid for all stays between 1-30 November.

The Westin London City’s anniversary package includes:  

·         Five-star accommodation 

·         Complimentary bottle of champagne 

·         Limited edition birthday cocktail at Hithe + Seek  

·         Cured meat and cheese platter at Hithe + Seek 

·         10% off food and drink at Hithe + Seek and Mosaic   

·         Full English breakfast at Mosaic  

For more information or to book a stay, visit 

Address: 60 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3AD England

Written by Kellie Erm