Kerridge's Bar & Grill

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"EXCELLENT"

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Corinthia Hotel, 10 Northumberland Avenue , London, SW1A 2BD

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0207 321 3244

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Tom Kerridge and Head Chef, Nick Beardshaw

SquareMeal Review of Kerridge's Bar & Grill

333

"EXCELLENT"

After a false start with the Jumeriah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge, Tom Kerridge has finally opened his first London restaurant at the Corinthia hotel. It’s in a slightly no-man’s-land location between Embankment tube and Trafalgar Square – both central and off the beaten track – but Kerridge’s fame and the skill of his kitchen should ensure this London outpost becomes every bit as hard to get into as his two Michelin-starred Marlow gastropub The Hand and Flowers. 


Some of the dishes we treasure from The Hand are reproduced here. The signature glazed omelette of smoked haddock and Parmesan is pimped up with lobster and even better for it, the meat so sweet that the fabulously decadent concoction eats like a souffle. Other dishes were new to us, but demonstrated Kerridge’s trademark of lifting classic British cooking with sophisticated technique without losing any of its lip-smacking gutsiness.

So while a pig’s cheek pie was basically a pork pie, the buttery pastry lifted it into another realm entirely, with a devilled sauce (taking the place of mustard) to cut through the richness. Brown butter tart with buttermilk ice cream, meanwhile, was a straightforwardly sweet delight.


Vegetarians get three starters and mains apiece, set lunch and pre-theatre menus should appeal to theatregoers from the nearby Strand (or anyone put off by the steep pricing), while bar snacks such as venison sausage rolls and Welsh rarebit are another budget-minded way in.


To drink, draught beers, gins and 20 English sparklers keep the flag flying for Britain; elsewhere, grower Champagnes join the classic houses while there are more big names from France and highlights from the rest of the world on a wine list that shows the benefit of hotel funding; a long trek to the loos across the hotel lobby is, however, a downside.  


David Collins Studio has done its best to make the high-ceilinged space (formerly Massimo’s) feel more intimate, with diners grouped around clubby horseshoe leather banquettes, but clattery acoustics can make conversation hard to hear. But make no mistake: this really is food to shout about.


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Kerridge's Bar & Grill Location

Corinthia Hotel, 10 Northumberland Avenue , London SW1A 2BD

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0207 321 3244

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Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 5.30-10.30pm Sun 12N-3.30pm 6-9.30pm

Kerridge's Bar & Grill's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 10.0

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Service: 10.0

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Atmosphere: 8.0

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Value: 9.0

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Bronze Reviewer
24 September 2018

When I walked into the restaurant my heart sank, I think they were attempting to create a gastro Pub atmosphere, all a bit clumsy in my opinion. especially when you walk through from the main hotel which is all marble,bone china and white linen. But my heart was lifted with the food, outstanding sublime, easily the best meal I have had this year. Everything was faultless, the venison melt in your mouth and the Lobster omelette a winner. My guests where equally impressed, and the service knowledgeable and attentive. Can't wait to go back, brilliant food.

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