Food & Drink
Created from a tangle of culinary adventures, the food at the Beat Hotel will expand your sensory horizons as much as the music and art programme. Guest chefs from some of the most exciting restaurant ventures, in Morocco and across Europe, bring their signature styles to bear on local ingredients. Throughout the weekend, choose sit-down banquets, Moroccan salads, grilled meats and tagines, or simply take in a poolside snack from the comfort of your sun lounger.
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Returning to Marrakech for the second edition, we welcome back our Beat brethren, Berber & Q. Having started with a railway arch and campervan converted into a rotating kebab spit, the Berber & Q crew have taken the ingredients and flavours of the Middle East, North Africa and across the Ottoman, to create their unique blend of flavours, with meat, veg and fish alike. Cooking over fire, they love simple, honest cooking with loud colours and big bold flavours.
Inspired by Sam Hart and co-founder Crispin Somerville’s stint running a nightclub in Mexico City, El Pastor’s lively, rustic, tequila-soaked vibe transports you back to all the feels of the hacienda. The brothers responsible for Barrafina, London’s preeminent Spanish eatery, have created this Mexican Taqueria serving a lip-smacking mix of tacos, tostadas and quesadillas filled with meat, fish and veg.
There’s cooking meat, then there’s really cooking meat… and Neil Rankin has made it his mission to lead the charge. Having made his name opening the ground-breaking Barbecoa restaurant with Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang, BBQ guru Rankin has plenty of experience to draw on: from working at the wildly popular Pitt Cue Co. in Soho when it opened in 2012, to co-founding Smokehouse and Bad Egg, to his more recent, first solo venture, Temper. Not just a meat master, Rankin is soon to open a vegan burger restaurant, Simplicity Burger, showcasing a new style meat substitute. Clearly, a man comfortable with many irons in the fire!
With a strong emphasis on fresh local produce and ample variety for vegetarians, pescetarians, and carnivores alike, Marrakech’s landmark Nomad restaurant serves simple “Modern Moroccan”: revisions of traditional local cuisine and international dishes with a Moroccan twist. Testament to this global outlook, the Moroccan eatery prepares to team up London-based chef and restauranteur Robin Gill for this year’s Beat Hotel Marrakech. With an astute appreciation of authenticity and wealth of experience, Robin now has four London eateries to his name, and this one-off collaboration with Nomad promises to excite the senses and tantalise the tastebuds.
Soho based eatery Berenjak serves as one part restaurant, one part time-capsule, instantly immersing its diners in a celebration of Persian cuisine and culture. Since its opening in 2018, the culinary minds behind Berenjak have fused traditional Persian tools and techniques with a contemporary flair, recognised by punters and critics alike having received a Michelin Bib-Gourmand last year. Flaming tandoors, Mangal barbecues, and Vertical rotisseries adorn the restaurant, where the emphasis is placed on sharing, with mazeh-style platters fresh off the grill. Master purveyors of Persian cuisine, Berenjak bring their signature style to the Beat Hotel this March.
Combining work and passion, Ralf Rueller, a lover of all things fresh and natural, founded The Barn Coffee Roasters in Berlin in 2010. Inspired by the quality and freshness of food at London’s Borough Market, the concept of the The Barn was to create everything by hand with fresh and regionally sourced ingredients; a philosophy extended to include to the coffee itself. Now roasting their very own coffee in-house and serving direct to the customer, The Barn has become a destination for any coffee aficionados visiting Berlin. They recently won the coveted award for Best Independent European Coffee Shop 2018.
Some refined and unusual liquids to wash all that goodness down? Take your pick from a signature drinks list drafted by our resident bartenders; cool down with an ice-cold cocktail, or drink mint tea to your heart’s content.