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Chef Tom Kerridge Will Open His First London Restaurant in the Corinthia Hotel

Move comes after the chef, who owns the two-Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers in Marlow, pulled out a project at Jumeirah Carlton Tower last year

Great British Menu chef Tom Kerridge opened his new London restaurant this week, and celebrities were out in force
Tom Kerridge is making his London debut
Tom Kerridge/Official

Chef Tom Kerridge — chef-owner of the two-Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire (as well as The Coach and Butcher’s Tap) — will open a new restaurant, his first in London, at the five-star Corinthia hotel this summer. The news comes after Kerridge’s much-awaited plan to open at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower fell through last year.

The new, unnamed restaurant — inside what is an already striking dining room — will be given an “updated interior design” by David Collins Studio (the group behind recent high-profile opening of Ella Canta at InterContinental Park Lane.) The all-day restaurant is described as “a relaxed British brasserie” which will bring “a bit of what Tom does in Marlow to London.”

The site, close to Trafalgar Square, will be located on the site that is currently restaurant Massimo, on the ground floor of the hotel, which has a separate direct entrance off Northumberland Avenue.

Tom Kerridge said:

We are incredibly excited about this opportunity to bring a bit of what we are doing in Marlow to London. Corinthia Hotel London is one of London’s most prestigious hotels, and we are looking forward to doing what we do best — quality British cooking that is modern and exciting. We will be taking inspiration from our Michelin-starred pub The Coach, and The Butcher’s Tap, as well as our first venture, the two Michelin-starred The Hand and Flowers.

Thomas Kochs, managing director of Corinthia Hotel London, stated:

It is important to us, Corinthia Hotel London, to be an integral part of the city, and for our guests from London and internationally to experience true British hospitality. When we met Tom, we knew he was the perfect partner to open a restaurant together. We admire his approach to food, restaurants and his spirit of hospitality. I am confident that together we will create an incredible dining experience.