Chef Tom Kerridge of two-Michelin-starred gastropub, the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, has revealed more details ahead of his London restaurant debut — called Kerridge’s Bar & Grill — which is scheduled to open at the Corinthia Hotel, on Northumberland Avenue, near Trafalgar Square this September.
The “relaxed brasserie-style dining room” and adjacent bar will offer an all-day dining experience, where menus will be principally overseen by head chef Nick Beardshaw, who has worked as sous chef at the Hand & Flowers and head chef at Kerridge’s other pub, the one-Michelin-starred Coach (also in Marlow.) About the partnership, Kerridge said: “We are incredibly excited about opening... 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.”
Kerridge’s Bar & Grill replaces restaurant Massimo, situated on the ground floor of the hotel, which has a separate direct entrance off Northumberland Avenue. The space has been redesigned by David Collins Studio — the same interior specialists behind Nobu Mayfair, Bob Bob Ricard, and a number of Corbin and King restaurants, including the Wolseley.
The vast, high-ceilinged restaurant (the grill) will seat 90 covers and within the main dining space, Kerridge will install a rotisserie bar for large joints of meat, fish and root vegetables. Less the Hand & Flowers, the new restaurant’s menu will be inspired by the Coach, where the rotisserie will offer a daily changing special. Eschewing a new London obsession with vegetarian and vegan cooking, meat, supplied by Kerridge’s own butchers, The Butcher’s Tap in Marlow, will be hung in display fridges along the restaurant’s walls.
As for the bar — a “destination in itself,” of course — guests will be invited to choose from cocktails, an extensive list of English wines, champagnes, and beers on tap. Here, too, there’ll be a separate bar snacks menu.
Thomas Kochs, managing director of Corinthia Hotel London, is excited: “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,” he said.
Check back in September for a first-look at the menu when Eater goes inside the restaurant.