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Beehive Place – Review

You really don’t have long to get in on one of our favourite supper clubs around.

Beehive Place is sadly only in Brixton for another WEEK! So if you don’t already have them, book tickets right now!

Located down the back of a slightly dodgy alleyway (seconds from Brixton tube), burst through the big yellow door and you will be warmly embraced by the gorgeous Beehive Place team. The space is great, an old Victorian hay loft, simple but special enough for a great gathering. Communal tables are perfect for getting to know your neighbours, or just invite the gang and take over an entire area.

Cocktails start the evening off on the perfect note – we’d highly recommend the Strawberry & Raspberry Drambellini – we are a sucker for fizz and this British take on the Italian classic does not disappoint.

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You don’t get  a choice with the food, but rest assured you are in safe hands (from the team behind roaming restaurant Chateau Marmot and chef Sam Hodges, St John/Soho House).

The menu changes every week (what better reason to keep returning!) and is served as a five course tasting menu for the reasonable price of £36. The focus is on the very best of British ingredients, lovingly sourced from small, independent suppliers who love what they do. That passion is clear with each taste.

Starting at 7.30pm, the first course was served just after 8pm which gives you plenty of time to enjoy a cocktail or two and settle in for the night. This is not an experience you’ll want to rush and courses are lovingly spaced throughout the evening to give you time to really appreciate each dish.

You have the option of adding the wine pairing. And quite frankly why wouldn’t you?? Priced at an additional £24, it really completes the evening and we loved learning a thing or two along the way.

 

So, let’s begin this seasonal British cookery experience!

 

The first course was Suffolk wood pigeon, tenderly left pink, on a bed of fresh broad beans & watercress, bursting with spring flavours and finished with a drizzle of ‘Netherend Farm’ buttermilk. Perfectly paired with Australian Willunga Rose.

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Next up, a light course of ‘A.E Brown’ asparagus, with the most perfectly poached (why do mine never turn out like this!) Legbar blue egg and sprinkled with ‘Potash Farm’ walnuts. Dreamy.

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Brixham cod with ‘British Quinoa Company” quinoa , foraged marsh samphire, and ‘Neal’s Yard Creamery’ yoghurt was subtler then the rest – however the Bocca Do Monte from Spain bought out the saltiness of the dish very well.

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Joint favourite dish of the night goes to the ‘New Laithe Farm’, Longhorn beef, served with perfectly ripe Isle of Wight tomatoes, and delicately finished with elephant garlic. Cooked to perfection to retain those beautiful juices, you could really taste the quality of this meat. The wine was also my favourite pairing, again from Willunga, but this time 100% Grenache – full bodied and oh so smooth, this tasted like a warm night, under a blanket next to the fire.

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Not one to get excited by dessert (unless it’s a cheeseboard, then we’re talking!) – this tore up the rule book. A spectacularly grown up pudding that was full of flavour without lazily resorting to a shed load of sugar. ‘Chegworth Valley’ strawberries were layered on top of ‘Blackwoods’ cow curd and finished with a generous crunchy helping of toasted cobnuts (and I think I could taste hazelnuts too?)

When the quality of ingredients are this good, you don’t need to hide behind gimmicks, I’m so pleased the chefs here were brave enough to present beautiful food, and let that speak for itself.

Staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic – passionate and excited to see you enjoy the food as much as they clearly do themselves.

It’s the kind of dinner party you wish you could host yourself if money was no object.

Thank you very much for having us Beehive Place – you were a delight.

I’m sure (and hopeful) this is not the last we see of you.

As if you need any more encouragement – you can book these precious tickets right HERE.

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