October 2017: Tom Kerridge (celebrity chef and owner of two celebrated dining pubs outside London) has announced that his takeover of The Rib Room has fallen through. Jumeirah Carlton have re-opened The Rib Room without the planned refurbishment that was promised when Tom's involvement was announced at the end of 2016.
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This luxurious Belgravia haunt has its fans – “such a special treat” – but the appeal is qualified: “the eponymous rib of beef is splendid but not really backed up by other items”, and “to price it at the same level as the Ledbury and Ritz is considerably too high”.
“A real treat in every respect” – this luxurious, well-spaced Belgravia dining room is firing on all cylinders after its revamp last year; as well as the top-quality roast beef and grills for which it’s long been famous, the “seasonal menus show true skill and inventiveness”.
If only all hotel makeovers were as successful as the rejuvenation of this “spacious” Belgravia dining room – “a high quality traditional experience”, now offering what fans say is “the best roast beef in London”, albeit at “huge” cost.
“An old classic given new life after a makeover”; this “clubby” Belgravia dining room, renowned for beef long before the current steakhouse trend, remains as “abominably expensive” as ever, but more reporters this year felt that “the food matches up”.
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