Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Beehive London W1

Just five minutes walk from Baker Street Station and on Crawford Street, The Beehive is a small pub that serves great food and seems to have a buzz (sorry couldn't resist that) that will make it a regular haunt.

I went on a Friday night and as there were 9 of us we had booked a table - I get the impression that it is busy at weekends so is worth booking. Clientelle were young professionals out after work and serving staff were efficient. The menu is wide enough and you can opt for a full three courses. We decided on just the one - I went for a homemade burger. To be honest I have found that a burger is a great measure of a place - if they can do a good burger made with good quality mince beef then they get a large tick. My burger was good and served with a fried egg on top and an extemely light and fluffy white bun. Accompanying chips were golden and chunky.

Here is their current menu.

Bar Bites
Salted Roasted Peanuts £1.10
Olives £2.90
*(V) Humous & Pita bread £5.90
(V) Meze platter £8.90
Potato & chorizo £6.60
Grilled prawns & chilli oil £6.90
(V) Soup of the day £4.90
(V) Grilled halloumi bruschetta £5.90
(V) Warm Goat’s cheese & beetroot salad £5.90
Grilled squid in a fresh tomato salsa £6.90
Confit pork belly & wild mushrooms £5.90
Fish cakes with dill hollandaise £6.90
10oz (280g) Aberdeen sirloin steak with Beefeater chips & bĂ©arnaise sauce £17.90
Roast lamb with parsnip puree, carrots, chestnuts & brussel sprouts £14.90
Stuffed Turkey breast with roast potatoes, chestnuts & brussel sprouts £14.90
Fish of the day with beetroot risotto & curly Kale £13.90
Free range chicken supreme with garlic mash, mange tout & wild mushroom £13.90
*Franconion Sausages & Mash with onion gravy £11.90
*Perth Beef burger with pancetta, cheddar cheese & fried egg with fries £10.90
* Haddock & chips served with salad & tartare sauce £10.90
*Aberdeen Steak sandwich & fries £9.90
(V) Wild mushroom risotto with poached egg £9.90
(V) Pasta of the day £9.90
Free range chicken, pancetta and cheddar cheese sandwich with fries £9.90
*(V) Organic Caesar Salad (chicken add a supp. of £2.10) £6.90

The Beehive,

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