11/8/21 - Updated with photos
It's been closed ever since the first lockdown, but now The Beaumont hotel in Mayfair is finally reopening - and there are a fair few changes as it re-emerges.
The hotel, once run by Corbin & King, is just a few steps from Oxford Street. Both the bar and restaurant have always been pretty handy for escaping the shopping masses (who also appear to be well and truly back, so you will definitely need an escape). Here's a rundown of some of the changes they've been working on:
Le Magritte Bar (pictured below) - this has actually moved, and it's now in what was previously a guest-only space, The Cub Room. It'll specialise in bourbons, American whiskies and cocktails. It's run by Bar Manager Antonino Lo Iacono (previously Rules, Dukes, Mark’s Club in Mayfair). There will be a new oyster and caviar menu, as well as small bites like French toast with bacon, truffle and jam and corndogs with stout mustard.
The Colony Grill (pictured above) has a new chef, Ben Boeynaems, who actually started in February 2020 and is now finally back in the kitchen. He's come here via Petrus, The Goring and most recently The Zetter Group. There's completely new artwork in this room too. Colony Grill favourite dishes will be back (with a twist) and new dishes include:
- Raw Orkney scallop with Waldorf salad with green apple vinaigrette
- Monkfish Wellington with roast celeriac, braised salsify and hen-of-the-wood
- Scottish Gigha halibut with buttered Dorset crab, saffron gnocchi, fennel and crab bisque
Gatsby's Room is where the bar used to be - this is a brand new all-day dining space (and it's where they'll have afternoon tea).
Le Magritte's Terrace - this is another brand new space - a covered (and heated) terrace outside the hotel, for drinks and snacks.
So you can look forward to all that plus lots more if you're actually staying over in the hotel. Iif you are making a return to Oxford Street this summer, this could be well worth a look.
More about The Beaumont
Where is it? 8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, London W1K 6TF
When does it open? 27 August 2021
Photos by ZAC and ZAC.
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