Hithe + Seek Unveils Unforgettable Christmas Winter Candyland at The Westin, London

Hithe + Seek, The Westin London City’s riverside bar & kitchen, has transformed itself into a magical winter Candyland this Christmas, as it reveals its limited-edition Winter Candyland afternoon tea, festive menus, and upcoming events for guests to immerse themselves in.

In collaboration with bespoke floral designer, Veevers Carter, Hithe + Seek has created a magical installation with festive decorations throughout the hotel, and has curated an array of culinary and cocktail delights to complete the festive experience and leave its guests in awe.

Winter Candyland Afternoon Tea

Hithe + Seek’s newly launched festive afternoon tea ten loose-leaf teas sourced from JING Tea, from Asia’s finest gardens offering both classic blends and exciting new flavours. Head Chef, Fabio De Paolis, has curated a delectable menu with a variety of finger sandwiches; from Citrus Dill Mayo Infused Cornish Crab on a Mini Bun to a Burford Egg with Black Truffle on Rolled Brown Bread. With an unconventional twist on scones: Gingerbread Flavour & Raisin Scones with Clotted Cream & Apricot Jam take centre stage.

Available from 16 November 2023 to 14 January 2024, daily between 1:00PM and 5:00PM. Priced at £45 per person, with the option to add a glass of mulled wine (£55pp), a cocktail from the Candyland Cocktail menu (£60pp), or a glass of Taittinger Champagne (£65pp).

Hithe + Seek Festive Menu

Head Chef, Fabio De Paolis has also created the perfect sharing menu for the festive period which includes a variety of small plates inspired by the new and old world. Fabio draws inspiration from around the globe, capturing vibrant flavours and unique combinations. The chef’s modern take on dishes and meticulous attention to detail complements the experience and surroundings, and Christmas will be no exception to this. Festive menu highlights include Lobster roll, tarragon, pickles, trout roe and Beef tartare, pickled mushrooms, smoked egg yolk, ale crisp.

Sofar Sounds – 9 December 2023

To kick things off this Christmas season, on Saturday 9 December from 19:30 Hithe + Seek will be hosting an intimate and unforgettable live music event with Sofar Sounds, a start-up music events company, bringing together community and music discovery. Priced at £25.00, tickets include experiencing listening to three local artists, alongside an array of cocktails and draft beers. Try The Lady Rosa, a gin-based cocktail with flavours of strawberry and lime, or The Corn Harbour, featuring Woodford Reserve whiskey and corn-infused syrup. There will also be the option of a Braised Mangalitza Pork Belly or Portobello Mushroom Bao Buns for £8 a piece to be enjoyed throughout the evening.

New Year’s Eve with Hithe + Seek

Hithe + Seek will be hosting a New Year’s Eve bash that will see you into 2024 in style! With live music until 3:00AM, join the party at the iconic riverside kitchen and bar with an eight-course dinner from Chef Fabio, accompanied by half a bottle of Taittinger Rosé Champagne, as well as a glass of the Brut for a midnight toast for £199.00.A selection of small plates will be available to enjoy throughout the evening from Falmouth Oysters with Aperol Granita and Oscietra Caviar and Carabinero Tartar with Romesco Aioli, Bergamot, and Rice Crisps to a Selection of British Cheese, Crackers, Chutney and Quince, and a New Year’s Panforte.


Hithe + Seek and The Westin, City can be found at 60 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3AD. You can browse its delicious menus and discover what’s on this festive season here.


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