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July 2019: All change. Beck at Browns will cease at the end of the month, with the dining room changing to a new format. Adam Byatt of Clapham's Trinity has been appointed as new chef director.

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Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Definitely one of London’s top Italian restaurants” – Heinz Beck (who has three stars for La Pergola, in Rome, and whose last London venture was at Apsleys, RIP) has achieved a much better showcase for his classic Italian approach at this new incarnation for the main dining room at Mayfair’s grand Brown’s Hotel. Until recently it traded as Hix Mayfair (now RIP), and the spacious room itself now has a much more “stylish and comfortable” atmosphere than formerly, with bold floral wallpaper above its traditional wood panelling, and feels “so relaxed and convivial”. The opening has achieved mixed newspaper reviews and accusations of being over-engineered, but our feedback is much more upbeat. Even fans acknowledge that it’s “not cheap”, but – by the same token – even the one disappointed reporter who thought the high cost made it “incredibly bad value” acknowledged the food is good. All-in-all, the majority view is that the experience is to be “very highly recommended”, not least owning to “a simply scrumptious menu (with plenty of pasta, fish and meat options)”, which delivers dishes that are “apparently simple but very skilfully produced, and presented in a stylish yet unfussy manner”. A thumbs-up to the “efficient and friendly staff” too, including the “well-informed and helpful sommelier” who presides over an “interesting and long wine list”.

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Owner's description

Beck at Brown’s is a relaxed dining restaurant, offering a light menu of Italian classics in the heart of Mayfair. At its core the restaurant has the inimitable Italian style Heinz Beck refined over his years running kitchens in Italy - the lauded 3 michelin starred La Pergola in Rome and Attimi, his recently opened more casual outpost. The dishes use the highest quality seasonal British and Italian ingredients, such as organic lamb from the Rhug estate and brocoletti Romani from Lazio farmers. Each dish is crafted by Heinz to create an Italian menu which showcases the diversity in cooking techniques throughout the country, from the more hearty meat and fish dishes found in the mountainous north to the fresh, citrusy flavours in the sun-drenched south.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.00 £29.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 D only 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£19.00 £39.00 £8.00 £15.00
Wine per bottle £39.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Service 12.50%
Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP
Opening hours
Monday7 am-10:30 pm
Tuesday7 am-10:30 pm
Wednesday7 am-10:30 pm
Thursday7 am-10:30 pm
Friday7 am-10:30 pm
Saturday7 am-10:30 pm
Sunday7 am-10:30 pm

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