Corinthia Hotel London has announced that the renowned Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, will open his first London restaurant, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, at the hotel this September 2018.
Kerridge’s Bar & Grill will be a relaxed brasserie-style dining room with adjacent bar open all day. This exciting partnership will marry Tom and Corinthia Hotel London’s similarly modern and forward-thinking approach to hospitality, bringing both Londoners and visitors to the city one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2018.
The restaurant and bar will be located on the site which was previously Massimo, on the ground floor of the hotel, with a separate direct entrance off Northumberland Avenue, and a new and updated interior design by David Collins Studio.
The grand, high-ceilinged restaurant space will seat 90 covers and be furnished with a mixture of leather upholstered dining chairs and deep button-backed banquettes with a dark green and burgundy color palette. Within the main restaurant space there will be a striking rotisserie bar which will roast large joints of meat, fish, and some root vegetables in front of diners. Inspired by the menu at The Coach in Marlow, the rotisserie will have a daily changing dish on the menu each day. Some of the walls of the main restaurant will feature fridges showcasing hanging meat supplied by Tom’s own butchers, The Butcher’s Tap in Marlow. The room will be decorated with an assortment of beautiful and personally selected art work, which will be revealed at a later date.
Tom will bring with him Head Chef, Nick Beardshaw, who has worked with him for many years, initially at The Hand and Flowers as sous chef and more recently as head chef of The Coach in Marlow, and has been integral in winning the Michelin stars at both the sites.
Kerridge’s Bar & Grill will also have a separate and significant bar area divided from the dining room by a partition of antique mirror panels – very much a destination in itself. There will be seating in the form of curved banquettes and large lounge seats finished in a burgundy leather, as well as the option of taking a selection of high stools at the marble bar. The bar will serve cocktails along with an extensive list of English wines, Champagnes and of course ales and lagers on tap, which will be visible in a bespoke glass cellar as you enter the restaurant. There will also be a menu of diverse and interesting bar snacks.
In addition, there will be a Private Dining Room leading from a door to the left of the bar. This will seat 18 people around a bespoke table made by Custom Timber Works; guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive dining experience while watching chefs prepare and cook dishes right in front of them at the kitchen space within the grand, paneled dining room.
“We are incredibly excited about opening Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at Corinthia Hotel London. Work has begun on the design and the space, and Nick and I, along with the whole team, are enjoying creating a menu that will befit such a stunning room,” commented Chef Tom Kerridge.
Thomas Kochs, Managing Director of Corinthia Hotel London, added, “Every day I work with Tom Kerridge and his team, and Simon Rawlings from David Collins Studio, the anticipation builds of what I know will be a fantastic opening and a wonderful new addition to London’s restaurant scene. I look forward to September when we can finally welcome guests to this new dining experience.”