They closed in London in 2020 and moved out to the Osea on the Essex Coast but now Native are returning to London, taking up a space in the luxury retailer Browns' new store in Mayfair.
The restaurant will be in the flagship Browns on Brook Street, with zero-waste sustainable and ethical dining as well as an emphasis on foraging continuing to be the main focus. In the kitchen will be Head Chef Joe Knowlden, who comes from Hide, and on the menu will be:
- Roasted onion Tarte Tartin
- Jerusalem artichoke, English grains, Lincolnshire poacher and watercress
- Dorset Brown Crab, Cacklebean duck egg and foraged sea herbs.
- Roast Cauliflower, Nasturtium and brown butter
- Poached brill, seaweed Beurre blanc with Sutton Farm chard
- Retired dairy cow ribeye, yeasted onion puree and wild mushrooms.
- The seaweed infused "Mermillionaire Shortbread"
- Their signature white chocolate and bone marrow caramel, the ‘Marrowmel’.
While we wait for inside dining to open, they're beginning with an alfresco option - Native at Browns Courtyard. The space is pretty decent for outdoors dining in Mayfair, with room for 40 diners. That'll serve up a separate small plates menu with dishes like fermented potato waffle with chicken liver parfait and pickled apple; Native Fillet O’Fish made with seaweed tartar and hay ice cream Affogato.
Handily there'll be pergolas along with a retractable roof to shelter diners along with outdoor heaters and Cornish blankets to keep everyone toasty.
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More about Native at Browns
Where is it? 39 Brook Street, London W1K 4AH
When does it open? The courtyard opens 12 April. The main restaurant on 17 May 2021.
How to book: book online here.
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