Brown’s Hotel, part of Rocco Forte, has announced plans to unveil a new restaurant, Charlie’s, on September 9.
The restaurant is named after Lord Charles Forte and will be directed by acclaimed Michelin-starred Chef, Adam Byatt who is joining the London hotel as chef director.
The restaurant aims to celebrate the heritage of the hotel, and also has ambitions to play “a pivotal role in the evolution of great British cuisine.”
The hotel says it will serve dishes with authentic ingredients of the sourced from suppliers across the globe, whilst attempting to embrace a bygone era of service with a sense of theatre.
There will be daily specials such as whole poached salmon and glazed Essex gammon that will be served on a traditional Silver Trolley, alongside an à la carte menu that features fresh, seasonal options.
Some of the dishes highlighted by the hotel include fried courgette flowers with truffle honey, whole 12oz Dover Sole grilled or baked in late summer butter, and roasted Yorkshire grouse, blackberries and bread sauce.
Matt Starling, who harks from Fera at Claridge’s, will serve as the restaurant’s head chef, accompanied by Owain Atkinson, previously from Kitchin, La Petite Maison and Chez Bruce, who will oversee the wider food offering for the hotel as executive chef.
Byatt said:“Taking this step and joining the team at Brown’s Hotel is a very exciting moment for me, and it feels like a natural progression both professionally and personally.
“Five-star hotels are part of my heritage; I started my career in Claridge’s when I was 16, and Brown’s is special as my grandfather was a bell boy here during the 1960’s.”
Stuart Johnson, managing director at Brown’s, added: “Adam Byatt and Brown’s possess a natural synergy and we are looking forward to what we see as an incredibly exciting culinary journey ahead with Charlie’s”.
Designed by Olga Polizzi, director of design for the Rocco Forte group, the interiors of the restaurant and bar will feature artwork from acclaimed artist Kristjana S Williams, whose pieces have been showcased in some of London’s most iconic venues.
Guests at Charlie’s will be surrounded by “botanical utopia”, original wood paneling, and exclusively- commissioned bespoke wallpaper by Adam Ellis.