The team that brought London the Italian delights of Gustoso and Al Duca have done it again with The Beehive, working a considered transformation upon one of the city’s oldest pubs. Found along Marylebone’s Crawford Street, The Beehive is much the same as it was in 1884, a handsome public house with an open fire and simple decor. As the writing on the wall suggests, here you can find simply delicious food served simply everyday, not to mention a personal selection of favoured fine wines and a variety of premium beers.
Perhaps one of the few significant changes wrought upon Crawford Street’s The Beehive is that the menu is decidedly modern. Well, it still exudes old-world charm, with simple and rustic dishes that are perfect pub grub, but seeing as The Beehive’s management are also responsible for some of London’s best Italian restaurants, there’s more than a hint of culinary sophistication here. It’s home- and farm-style fare at this venerable Marylebone pub, with British and continental traditions coming together into dishes that are perfect enjoyed by the open fire with a big glass of red or a craft beer. The a la carte menu, plus the special Saturday lunch menu and, naturally a solid Sunday roast, are all created by top quality chefs.
As for The Beehive’s drinks list, it’s buzzing with a range of fine wines and beers. The guys that brought you Gustoso’s enoteca wine list have put together an incredibly comprensive cellar along Marylebone’s Crawford Street, representing the best of old and new world wines. Great craft beers and ales from Britain and around the world line up along the bar, too, making the Beehive one of the best places to indulge in a classic London pub atmosphere – it’s just like a tastier, more long-lived version of 1884.