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Trinity’s celebrated chef, Adam Byatt, has relaunched this stately panelled dining room of the foyer of one of Mayfair’s most historic hotels, nowadays owned by Rocco Forte.

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Summary

£93
 ££££
3
Good
4
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef-director Adam Byatt (of Clapham’s exceptional Trinity) is the latest incumbent of this splendidly traditional panelled chamber in one of Mayfair’s landmark hotels, which has seen a succession of occupants come and go over the years. On its 2019 launch it inspired up-and-down press critiques, but all our (admittedly limited) feedback in the current survey was very complimentary about Matthew Starling’s modern European cuisine, and in September 2021 a long-time maître d’ at Le Caprice, Jesus Adorno, joins the team to add further sparkle.

Summary

Trinity’s celebrated chef, Adam Byatt, is set to relaunch this stately panelled dining room of the foyer of one of Mayfair’s most historic hotels, nowadays owned by Rocco Forte (whose late father, Lord Charles Forte inspired the name of this new venture). Adam is the latest in a succession of chefs (most recently Heinz Beck, of Beck at Browns, RIP) who have somehow failed to hit a home-run in this potentially splendid, traditional chamber. According to the PR we should expect an ‘evolution of great British cuisine… while embracing a bygone era of service with a sense of theatre’.

Summary

Trinity’s celebrated chef, Adam Byatt, is set to relaunch this stately panelled dining room of the foyer of one of Mayfair’s most historic hotels, nowadays owned by Rocco Forte (whose late father, Lord Charles Forte inspired the name of this new venture). Adam is the latest in a succession of chefs (most recently Heinz Beck, of Beck at Browns, RIP) who have somehow failed to hit a home-run in this potentially splendid, traditional chamber. According to the PR we should expect an ‘evolution of great British cuisine… while embracing a bygone era of service with a sense of theatre’.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£19.00 £33.50 £6.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑10 pm
Tuesday7 am‑10 pm
Wednesday7 am‑10 pm
Thursday7 am‑10 pm
Friday7 am‑10 pm
Saturday7 am‑10 pm
Sunday7:30 am‑10 pm

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