Michelin starred Chef Heinz Beck officially opens his much anticipated new restaurant Beck at Brown’s in the heart of Mayfair at the iconic Brown’s hotel. The restaurant, freshly redesigned by Olga Polizzi, offers a brand-new casual dining menu of classic Italian dishes, reinvented using the finest seasonal British ingredients, uniting Heinz’s inimitable style with the hotel’s British
heritage and careful balance of classic elegance and contemporary flair.
Beck at Brown’s comes to Mayfair on the heels of Beck’s hugely successful takeover of the space last December as part of the hotel’s celebration of Italian conviviality where he took up residence alongside drinks maestro Salvatore Calabrese. The restaurant has, at its epicentre, Heinz’s Italian pedigree, refined over his years running kitchens in Rome, in the lauded La Pergola and Attimi, his recently opened more casual outpost. With a focus on a light, healthy menu featuring the highest
quality produce, with Norfolk chicken and lamb from the organic Rhug estate. Each dish is crafted by Heinz to create a hearty Italian menu perfect for a swift lunch, formal dinner or private party. Beck at Brown’s brings dishes from throughout Italy, showcasing the diversity in cooking techniques throughout the country, from the hearty meat and fish dishes found in the mountainous north to the fresh citrusy flavours in the sun-drenched south.
The menu begins with an extensive Insalate & Antipasti section, showcasing a range of distinct and memorable small plates such as:
Burrata di Andria with marinated courgette
Dressed crab with grilled Romain lettuce & wild herbs
Roasted veal sweetbreads with fava beans, peas & artichokes
This is followed by the Primi & Zuppe menu, including a selection of pasta dishes from innovative twists on world-famous recipes to unique regional specialties, all made with fresh, house-made pasta:
Risotto with aged parmesan, artichokes & olive oil
Taglioni all’astice with smoked aubergine cream & chilli
Spaghetti cacio e pepe with lime-marinated langoustine
In traditional Italian style, the rest of the menu is divided into Pesce and Carne, with highlights including:
Red mullet ‘sandwich’ with black olive & tarragon
Grilled black cod with ‘Nduja crust, red peppers & cucumber
Aged Rhug estate striploin with truffle mash & rosemary sauce (to share)
Desserts include an ever-changing Formaggi dal carrello, featuring a selection of British and Italian cheeses served with dried fruits as well as a range of Dolci with classic flavours such as Tiramisu affogato, Tarta al cioccolato and Sorrento lemon cheesecake.
Brown’s Hotel is London’s first hotel having opened on Albemarle Street in 1837. Since opening it has become one of London’s most illustrious hotels and has hosted esteemed guests, from royals to presidents. Brown’s not only offers a rich history but also first-class facilities, award-winning dining and outstanding service in the heart of Mayfair. Beck at Browns follows the Donovan Bar refurb, and that of the Kipling Suite and guestrooms to create a unique Mayfair experience combining timeless elegance with contemporary style.