Adam Beckett has been brought on board as the new executive chef at Martha’s Table in Victoria’s Safety Beach.

Beckett has worked in three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK as well as three-hatted restaurants including Quay (Sydney) and Vue de Monde (Melbourne).

“I am thrilled to be joining the Martha’s Table team as I’m a huge fan of the Mornington Peninsula and all it has to offer, including an abundance of local producers, fresh seafood and world-class wines, all on our doorstep,” says Beckett.

The chef has designed a new Mediterranean-style menu which is centred around the kitchen’s wood-fired grill.

Key dishes include pork belly with brussels sprouts and quince puree, market fish with seaweed and kohlrabi and grass-fed rib eye with jus and Dijon mustard.

A selection of specialty risottos and handmade pastas are also on offer such as Barolo risotto, oyster mushroom and mascarpone; tortellino of Wagyu beef cheek with St David milk foam and Torello Farm parsnip, squid ink spaghetti with crab butter, sea urchin and chervil.

“The contemporary Mediterranean menu created by our executive chef boasts an abundant selection of the freshest produce from local artisan producers and farmers within the region,” says Food and Beverage Director Tamas Palmer.

“Diners can enjoy the activity of chefs on the Mediterranean-style wood-fired grill as well as the abundant fresh seafood on display in the restaurant.”

Martha’s Table is now open for lunch and dinner Thursday to Sunday.