If elegance and charm is what you’re after, look no further. The Colony Grill Room is the signature restaurant of the five-starred Beaumont Hotel, showcasing a timeless yet contemporary transatlantic menu. With the kitchen under the command of executive chef Ben Boeynaems, The Colony Grill Room menu is a sophisticated affair where one can find shellfish, grills, steaks, and salads treated with confidence and executed with precision.
The kitchen draws heavily on the seasons' offerings, preparing the best produce for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all year round. Starters include a NY shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad with 26-month parmesan and white anchovies, and the signature ‘The Colony Cobb Salad’. With local sourcing in mind, mains include roast Cornish cod with shredded squid and bouillabaisse sauce, roast Devon white chicken with a winter vegetable ragout and trumpet mushrooms. But this is a kitchen known for its steaks, so don’t overlook a Hereford Hanger steak or the Suffolk wagyu strip.
Taking inspiration from the 1920s, the interiors blend roaring old-world glamour and a comforting atmosphere, to create a nostalgic but modern dining experience styled out with red-leather New York-style booths, soft lighting, and the occasional tableside flambe. The 80-seater dining room has acquired an impressive array of colourful murals along with several smaller maximalist paintings all highlighting the artistic reputation of The Colony Grill Room. If ever there was a spot to indulge in osciertra caviar and a glass of Laurent-Perrier, this is it.
The Colony’s wine list presents 500 bottles from the best producers and varieties throughout the old world and the new, carefully selected to maximise pairings with grilled meats. A wine flight - the ‘Wine Discovery Journey’ - is also available, including four wines, chosen to match your preferences and served blind before all is revealed at the close of the meal.