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Revered London Chef Takes Reins at Luxury Mayfair Restaurant [Updated]

Adam Byatt will bring the credentials of Michelin-starred Trinity to Brown’s Hotel with Charlie’s September

Beck Restaurant at Browns Hotel in Mayfair will be taken over by Michelin-starred Trinity’s Adam Byatt Adam Byatt [Official Photo]

Adam Byatt, chef proprietor of Michelin-starred London restaurant Trinity in Clapham, will take over Heinz Beck’s restaurant at luxury Mayfair hotel Brown’s from September. Beck at Brown’s will close on 31 July, according to Bloomberg’s Richard Vines; Charlie’s will open 9 September.

Byatt, who also owns Clapham’s Bistro Union, will be appointed as ‘chef director of food and beverage’ from 9 September, with Brown’s claiming to bid a “fond farewell” to predecessor Heinz Beck. Byatt will introduce a “new menu that celebrates contemporary British cooking complemented by European influences,” with the chef and hotel suggested to have a “natural synergy.”

Dishes will include:

  • Fried courgette flowers with truffle honey
  • Whole Dover sole grilled or pan-fried with caper butter
  • Roasted Yorkshire grouse, blackberries and bread sauce

Beck at Brown’s suffered from “awkward” and “over-engineered” food according to the Observer’s Jay Rayner, while William Sitwell had a slightly over-engineered nightmare with a sommelier for the Telegraph. Byatt, meanwhile, has held a Michelin star at Trinity since 2016; the restaurant opened in 2006, with Bistro Union opening its doors in 2012, and a more casual ‘Upstairs’ at Trinity opening in 2015.


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