Harden's survey result
Hand & Flowers chef and TV star, Tom Kerridge, launched in the capital in September 2018, taking over the magnificent chamber at this five-star hotel between Trafalgar Square and Embankment that was formerly Massimo (RIP), and which has had a makeover care of design agency The Studio. Head chef Nick Beardshaw creates, so we are told, ‘refined British comfort food and reborn classics’ in a brasserie-style format which aims to dispel the stultifying grandeur of its former occupant.
Kerridge’s Bar & Grill Restaurant Diner Reviews
"High quality gastro-pub food at eye-watering prices. That could have been just about bearable, had the wine list not been so ludicrously expensive: there was only one (possibly two) claret under £100, in a list that must run to 30 pages. There is no Burgundy under £100. When the sommelier was asked to recommend a Burgundy-style red which would go with fish & chips and steak & chips, he stood there thumbing through the list, offering the advice, “You can drink whatever you like, it doesn’t have to go with the food”. Brilliant. A second sommelier was more helpful, but the recommended wine was a vapid, tanic, undrinkable £66 Italian red. Having sent it back, without it being taken off the bill, we were appalled, on the way out, to see the bottle had been sealed with a Vacuvin stopper, to be, presumably, resold by the glass. Having seen a lot of Tom Kerridge on television, it is hard to believe he has any affinity with this overpriced nonsense."
"Tasty food and an impressive (if not cheap) wine list. However, it is noisy. The acoustics of a cavernous, albeit impressive, room are not improved by music which is far from 'background'."
Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD
|Monday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm|