Mayfair's Punchbowl reopens after a huge makeover

punchbowlclubIt's probably best known for having once belonged to Madonna's ex, Guy Ritchie. But now under new management, the Punchbowl in Mayfair is reopening with a new look and menu.

What you need to know about The Punchbowl

The Punchbowl is now part of the Epicurean collection of inns - which includes the Admiral Codrington in London and a range of pubs across the South West.

The Georgian pub has been given a completely makeover - the first floor has been opened up to create a bright restaurant with 50’s vintage inspired décor. One floor up, the second floor is now a private space called The Club with staff wearing oufits by Purdey and Sons Limited.

The wine list has been put together by wine writer Tim Atkin - and there's a new chef,Chef Nathan Andrews, has Petrus and Colbert on his CV and was most recently Head Chef at the Albion in Islington.

Nathan's menu for the ground floor pub includes:

  • Braised Angus beef shin & bone marrow on beef dripping toast £8.50
  • The Punchbowl beefburger - Westcombe Cheddar, cream bun, triple-cooked beef dripping chips & smoked tomato relish £14.50
  • Sticky toffee pudding, date purée with toffee sauce & honeycomb ice cream £6.50

The upstairs dining room has a more refined menu - dishes include:

  • Cured Scottish salmon, flaked ham hock, lemon gel, dehydrated parsley & cucumber flower£9.50
  • Pine smoked Yorkshire venison loin braised shoulder bomb, artichoke, beetroot, candied cocoa nibs, juniper berry jus £18.50
  • Warm chocolate pudding, dehydrated cherry, black cherry sorbet £8

There'll be weekly events too - Mayfair Mondays run on the first Monday of every month featuring a presentation from the guest speaker and a prix fixe dinner. The first one is on 3 November and features Purdey's Project Manager Stephen Murray, accompanied by a three course meal with wine and a glass of champagne on arrival for £55

The Punchbowl reopens on 20 October 2014 at 41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5RP. Keep up with their news on Twitter: @ThePunchBowlLDN