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The irrepressible and intrepid Travelling Gourmet TM reveals a…
MOST unique restaurant based on honey to open on 4, December, 2020 in Selfridges department store. Selfridges on Oxford Street is one of my favourite department stores in London. The other is Fortnum and Mason’s where HM The Queen buys her food and wine.
Aptly named HIVE, the restaurant will have onsite bee hives and keepers and an eclectic menu of dishes all having the highest-quality natural honey. The decor is to have botanical
statement walls, decadent golden bee structures, plus planters with flowers
pollinated by the restaurant’s own bee population – which can be viewed
outside the window.
An all-day menu will feature healthy and comfort food and quality organic
ingredients. Hive will also offer a range of honey and cheese pairings to be savoured including Comte Cheese and Chestnut Honey, and Fourme d’Ambert with Buckwheat honey. For a truly unique honey-based dining experience,
Hive will also be offering a cheese and honey Afternoon tea gives diners the choice of a range of cheeses to compliment the exquisite range of natural honeys. Lovely teas and pastries will also be part of the Afternoon Tea experience. Wine, Honey Cocktails and Veuve Clicquot Champagne are also served.
The health, safety and wellbeing of customers and teams remains Selfridges’ priority.
Carefully considered safety measures have been put place to help minimise the risk of the horrid China virus which China wilfully spread worldwide. Following guidance from PHE and relevant authorities all Selfridges’ bars and restaurants in London include:
Reconfigured seating areas in all restaurants and bars to maintain
social distancing at 2m. Disposable single use recyclable menus are used.
I love Honey!
Honey has a well deserved reputation as a pure and primordial natural ingredient for
over 5,000 years! Honey is known to offer unique remedial qualities, including reducing
anxiety, calming insomnia, and combating fatigue. Honey also helps wound healing. The ancient Roman doctors used honey to treat the sword, spear and arrow wounds of the Legionnaires. Honey is also very yummie to eat!
Winnie the Pooh will love this place 🙂 The Travelling Gourmet TM says, “Keep calm and Carry on eating!”
3rd Floor Selfridges 400 Oxford Street