This St Paul’s branch is one of two Hush Brasseries in London - there’s another over in Holborn, too. They’re both offshoots of the flagship Hush in Mayfair. Fans of Sir Christopher Wren could do a lot worse than grabbing an al fresco table here - the courtyard is right under the dome of St Paul’s. It’s a pretty spot.
The food here follows that of its siblings, with a menu taking inspiration from across the globe. Expect, then, chicken Milanese and chimichurri lamb chops alongside crispy duck salad, racks of ribs, house burgers, lobster rolls and pan-fried salmon with Lyonnaise potatoes and a truffle dressing. A fancy looking afternoon tea proves popular.
A short wine list focuses on well-known vineyards from the old world and new, with Meantime beers keeping the ale hounds happy. Cocktails include a good range of gin based mixes - think a pineapple express (Hush small batch gin, fresh pineapple, apricot liqueur and pineapple juice) or a grandma’s cottage (Hush small batch gin, fresh pear, blackberries, apple juice and cinnamon syrup).
The brasserie opened in June this year, opposite the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. It offers relaxed all-day dining in a chic setting designed by Alex Michaelis of Michaelis Boyd (Cabana, Soho House group, Byron Burger).
The menu is classic, simple and comforting, serving modern European dishes such taglierini pasta with half lobster, chilli and garlic, and Hush’s Mars Bar cheesecake. It also has an extensive breakfast and weekend brunch menu featuring a 'benedict section' alongside classic baguettes, waffles and pancakes.
The brass and marble island bar will feature a pared down version of Hush Mayfair’s cocktail menu, making it the perfect destination for drinks in the heart of the city.