Review on Brown's Hotel, HIX Mayfair

The re-opening of Brown's was like a 'welcome home' for one of London's most respected and highly valued friends. It was also nothing short of a personal triumph for Sir Rocco Forte, and a great relief for anyone with fond memories of the hotel's special place in the London scene. 'All is well with the world,' proclaimed its adoring fans.

That said, there have been some changes along the way. The restaurant HIX at the Albemarle has been relaunched as Hix Mayfair and it's been given a makeover by celebrated interior designer Olga Polizzi with colourful banquettes and a stunning collection of artwork by leading artists, including Tracey Emin, Michael Landy, John Rankin, Fiona Rae, Tim Noble and Sue Webster. The wooden panelling has been left intact and there is a small cocktail bar to enliven the atmosphere of the restaurant.

With help from British food champion Mark Hix and Executive Chef Lee Kebble, high-end haute cuisine has been ditched in favour of a new menu of British classics to appeal to a wider spectrum of diners in a more relaxed style. Expect starters like Dorset snails with Peter Gott's wild boar bacon and black pudding or Yorkshire Dales wood pigeon on toast with elderberries, with main courses taking in roast North Yorkshire grouse with bread sauce and rowanberry jelly or chargrilled Orkney lobster with garlic butter and chips. When it comes to desserts you might see Amedei chocolate mousse with Julian Temperley's eau de vie cherries and hazelnuts or roasted Evesham Victorian plums with cobnuts and clotted cream.

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Mark Hix and Lee Kebble

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.30am (7.30 - 11.00am Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.30 - 4.00pm Sun))
Dinner: 5.30 - 11.00pm (7.00 - 10.30pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Brown's Hotel, HIX Mayfair

  • Pre theater meals
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (117 rooms)


Brown's Hotel, HIX Mayfair
33 Albemarle Street
West London

Nearest tube station: Green Park

Customer Ratings on Brown's Hotel, HIX Mayfair

3.6  / 5

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  • avatar
    June 2013

    12 people found this review helpful
    The curate's (gull's) egg?

    A communication error between a waiter and one of our party resulted in a starter costing £50+ instead of £14.50 and was only discovered by me the next day. I was dealt with politely and pleasantly but I'm afraid the offer of a bottle of champagne next time i come to the restaurant is not quite what I wanted. I live in Hereford so am unlikely to take up the offer. This was a very special occasion for 10 people and so the bill (including bar) was impressive. Disappointing that a genuine error was not happily resolved.
    The meal was excellent, apart from a luke-warm scallop and a missing order of carrots. The staff were unobtrusive, professional and pleasant, and I was excited by the art work.

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