Tom Dixon’s empire, The Dock, is a close
neighbour of Hamilton and Hare’s HQ and we’ve long admired his design ethos combining masculine industrialism and aesthetic beauty. The new Mondrian Hotel in Sea Container's House is Tom’s second hotel project and in our opinion it’s well worth a visit for dinner at the Sea Containers restaurant or a drink upstairs at least. The reception, inspired by transatlantic ocean liners, has a vast copper clad hull and the 360 rooms have a (luxury) cabin-like quality with brass fittings and wooden panelling. Dinner was delicious with a good mix of fresh fish, expertly sources oysters and some serious 'large plates' from the clay oven. Around the table we had ceviche, oysters and tuna followed by lamb rump and dye aged bone in rib eye. After a pause, and much discussion about how we couldn't have pudding, we all had pudding which was just as delicious as the rest. We then rolled into the elevator to the bar on the top floor for a last cocktail and a view. Well worth a visit.