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The room formerly known as the Met Bar is re-opening with a bang at the end of October 2018; a 'live fire' venue with an impressive team at the wheel - food from Richard H Turner (Hawksmoor) and Colin McSherry (Nuala, Clove Club), cocktails from brothers Max and Noel Venning (Three Sheets) and wine choices by Guardian wine writer Fiona Beckett. With a counter for watching the chefs at work, this could become a serious destination.

Owner's description

A new addition to Mayfair’s dining scene, Gridiron by COMO,  a modern live-fire grill on Old Park Lane, is a unique collaboration between leading British chefs Richard H. Turner and Colin McSherry. The restaurant will combine Turner’s expertise in open flame cooking and ethical sourcing with McSherry’s creativity and fine dining craft, honed at kitchens including The Clove Club, The Ledbury, The Fat Duck and Murano. A cocktail list by Max and Noel Venning and wine list by renowned wine expert Fiona Beckett completes the stellar line-up of collaborators.


Gridiron will pay homage to the ancient art of grilling with its open kitchen. The smart, contemporary British dining room will seat 62 covers. 


The hearty modern British menu celebrates seasonal, ethically-sourced ingredients, with meat, native fish and vegetables given equal attention. Fire-cooked specialities to be shared or enjoyed individually include Wood roast scallops with bone marrow XO, Smoked eel with braised shin of highland beef, Ash baked turnip mimosa, Burnt leeks with hazelnut Aillard and brown butter, Whole roast turbot with chicken salt and butter, Roast red mullet with Gentleman’s Relish, penny buns and sorrel and Salt-Baked celeriac, wild mushrooms and brown butter crumb.


 


Award winning drinks experts, brothers Max and Noel Venning of Dalston favourtie Three Sheets, have created a list of re-imagined classics using unexpected ingredients in their signature style, to complement the menu. Expect the likes of the Old Fashioned with Pandan, Woodford Reserve and clear milk, the Bloody Mary with vodka, mustard, butter, stock and tomato, White Russian with vodka, coffee, miso and milk and the Harvey Wallbanger with mandarin, verjus, vodka and soda.



The Gridiron wine list has been curated by Fiona Beckett and ranges from big flavoured new world wines to much loved French and other European classics. There will also be an ‘Under the Counter’ section curated by sommelier Lucy Ward, formerly of Noble Rot and Dinner by Heston.


 

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
62

The chef

Gridiron is a unique collaboration between leading British chefs Richard H. Turner and Colin McSherry. The restaurant will combine Turner’s expertise in open flame cooking and ethical sourcing with McSherry’s creativity and fine dining craft, honed at kitchens including The Clove Club, The Ledbury, The Fat Duck and Murano.



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Old Park Lane, London, W1K 1LB
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Monday6 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday6 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday6 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday6 pm-10:30 pm
Friday6 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday6 pm-10:30 pm
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