Birch sap croissants.
They’re an interesting way to branch out from the norm.
But it’s completely in keeping with the bleeding-edge creativity that’s peppered throughout Ollie Dabbous’s menus at HIDE. It’s also not completely out of leftfield when you consider that maple syrup is – in essence – just tree sap, making this the British version of the stuff. Here, they serve it attached to a heft birch twig, so you eat it like a gigantic pastry drumstick.
They’re baking them fresh everyday in the in-house bakery, which is also churning out the likes of sugared almond croissants, pain au chocolates, galabe custard brioche, and baked-to-order banana bread with smoked maple butter.
If you’re after something a little more substantial, there are cooked breakfasts coming in the form of Porthilly oysters; soft boiled eggs with truffled brioche soldiers (pictured above); smoked eel, leek & potato glazed omelettes; and their version of a Full English complete with grilled smoked streaky bacon, homemade black pudding, middle white pork sausage, Cacklebean eggs, slow roast tomatoes & sourdough toast.
And to wash all of that down, there are no fewer than 9 freshly squeezed/crushed juices, 15 teas…
…and a homemade chai-infused hot chocolate.
NOTE: HIDE is open now. You can make a booking and find out more at their website right HERE.
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