Review on The Beehive
A short stroll from Baker Street, the Beehive has emerged from a two-year shutdown and makeover as a London boozer with gastro aspirations. It's one of the latest ventures from entrepreneur Claudio Pulze (best known for high-profile destinations such as Zafferano), and it seems to tread an easy path between Marylebone watering hole and fully blown gastropub.
The interior feels cosy and affable, with a mix of big wooden tables, long seats and a central area mostly devoted to eating. Staff are extremely helpful (table service is a nice touch), and the short weekly menu goes for simple pleasures rather than high-flown culinary posturing. There's a noticeable Mediterranean slant to many of the dishes - grilled mackerel with tomato, olive and caper salsa, char-grilled cod with spinach and lentils, and daily pasta specials.
Steak sandwiches are out of the top drawer and the côte be boeuf (prime Cambrian beef with chips and béarnaise) is great for sharing. Simple desserts such as chocolate truffle or cheesecake round things off. The global wine list has plenty of tasty stuff by the glass, and there are regularly changing real ales too.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 until
Dinner: 10.00pm Mon-Sat (12.00 -9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card