Brought to Broadway Market in Tooting by the brothers behind The Imperial Durbar in Tooting and La Cabina in East London, The Hill Station is a sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle of the market.
Inspired by intrepid treks in the Himalayas the exterior of the bar is modelled as an authentic mountain shack and an exact replica of a hill station in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal visited by the owners Alastair and Nicholas Heathcote.
The interior takes on the personality of a mountain refuge hut, walls are adorned with reclaimed wood, beaten silver Indian tea trays are used as tables and the serving bar is created from the front of an Indian truck. Memorabilia covering the walls including original mountain equipment, some of which has been used to scale Everest, as well as photos and articles of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s successful accomplishments.
Guests will be able to call the mountain chef via the bakelite phone to order plates off the mini bar menu. Dishes will include the Basecamp Burger, pink sliced flat iron steak served in a toasted brioche bun with watercress and radish salad, crispy shallot rings, homemade horseradish and mustard mayo with beef dripping fries, and the mountain cheese platter accompanied with homemade saffron and pear chutney and homemade sourdough bread.
With two successful bars in London already the Heathcote brothers are no strangers to this scene. They first opened The Imperial Durbar, a Tooting institute serving coffee and pastries by day and signature spiced cocktails by night in July 2014, followed by La Cabina a late night bar and dance spot serving cocktails and tunes in Dalston in December 2015.