February 2018: After the disappointment of his Rib Room project at Belgravia’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel falling through in late-2017, there’s good news from Tom Kerridge. The chef and restaurateur will launch his first London restaurant at The Corinthia Hotel later this year on the site of Massimo Restaurant & Bar.
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Few restaurants can match the truly “special”, “sumptuous”, “spacious” decor of this “simply stunning” Italian dining room (designed by David Collins) in a luxury hotel off Trafalgar Square. It’s never really caught on however, and though it has a few fans and avoids harsh criticism is still sometimes “empty”.
Given its splendour, this Italian dining room of a luxury hotel off Trafalgar Square still inspires remarkably little feedback. All reports are positive though, and for a business meal it has evident attractions.
Few chambers boast such dazzlingly OTT décor as this luxurious five-star dining room, near Embankment tube; its “high-end Italian fare” has always struggled to find a constituency, but fans say “the pre-theatre meal is a great experience”.
The “opulent” setting may be “amazing”, but this Italian dining room, near Trafalgar Square, has put in a mixed performance since its launch a few years ago; of late, however, it has begun to garner more praise, especially for the “excellent-value” set lunch, and “charming” service too.
A TASTE OF ITALY IN THE HEART OF LONDON
Savour a taste of Italy in central London at Massimo Restaurant & Bar, an authentic fine dining Italian restaurant serving seasonal dishes with a creative touch.
Showcasing the best of Italian food infused with bold flavours, created with passion and flair, our menu is ideal for pre and post theatre dining or a late supper.
In addition, our elegant Bar boasts a charcuterie counter serving regional antipasti – perfect for light lunches, early evening aperitivo and antipasti.
For a more intimate and exclusive experience, the private dining room offers guests the opportunity to experience a real Italian kitchen. This exclusive space has a state-of-the-art show kitchen where the Massimo team take centre stage preparing your meal – a unique experience and ideal for business lunches, private dinners or a special occasion.
Art Deco in style, Massimo Restaurant is a striking space lined with statuesque Corinthian columns, beautifully lit by hovering globe light fittings, and decorated with sleek mahogany and glossy marble, it is one of the most romantic restaurants in London.
Centrally located within walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, Covent Garden and London's bustling Theatre district, Massimo Restaurant & Bar is perfectly positioned for the ultimate Italian experience.
The Massimo Private Dining Room provides privacy with personality; the ideal venue for an intimate supper. Set away from Massimo Restaurant & Bar, the Chef’s Table is a private quarter for up to 20 guests. Beautifully decorated in plush fabrics and wood panelling, this exclusive space has a state-of-the-art kitchen where the Chef prepares lunch or dinner.
Massimo, Corinthia Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Since my last visit, three others dined with me. The menu remains varied, and three out of the four likes the restaurant. The portions might be considered on the smaller side. The dining room with its high ceilings and marble columns is lovely."