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Summary

£119
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

TV-star Tom’s first London outpost – a wonderfully impressive-looking brasserie in a happening five-star near Embankment – wows many reporters thanks to the “lovely dining room”, “delightful and varied menu” and “an appeal that extends to all ages, from 15 to 75”. (It also incorporates in the same space “a good bar for a quick meet-up pre-theatre”). Ratings came under pressure this year, with a number of reporters finding the experience “massively overpriced” for “high-quality gastropub-level food at eye-watering prices”. For an equal number, though, it’s an investment well made and “a firm favourite”.

Summary

£92
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

TV-star Tom Kerridge “has clearly tried to bring a touch of his Marlow pub, The Hand & Flowers to the formal and plush surroundings of the Corinthia” with this much-awaited, late-2018 opening. This massive and potentially “cavernous” chamber has now been successfully cosied-up from its former incarnation as Massimo (RIP), with a big bar area; “clubby” dark decor; and with “rotisseries and meat-maturing cabinets lining one side of the room”. “The food, likewise, is a little more hearty and traditional – with a Kerridge twist – than the expected, hotel-fine-dining experience”. “Prices, however, remain very much high end”, and diners are slightly divided on the overall outcome. A few critics feel the experience “doesn’t match the hype”, and is “a mismatch of average pub grub with one of London’s most exclusive hotels”. For a big majority of diners, though, it “fires on all cylinders”, combining an “impressive-but-relaxed room” with “suitably professional but informal service” and “interesting and delicious” cooking of a type in line with TK’s celebrity persona: “it was probably the most expensive fish ’n’ chips I have ever had, but I can’t wait to go back!” Top Tip – well spaced tables help make it good for less formal business occasions.

Summary

£92
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

TV-star Tom Kerridge “has clearly tried to bring a touch of his Marlow pub, The Hand & Flowers to the formal and plush surroundings of the Corinthia” with this much-awaited, late-2018 opening. This massive and potentially “cavernous” chamber has now been successfully cosied-up from its former incarnation as Massimo (RIP), with a big bar area; “clubby” dark decor; and with “rotisseries and meat-maturing cabinets lining one side of the room”. “The food, likewise, is a little more hearty and traditional – with a Kerridge twist – than the expected, hotel-fine-dining experience”. “Prices, however, remain very much high end”, and diners are slightly divided on the overall outcome. A few critics feel the experience “doesn’t match the hype”, and is “a mismatch of average pub grub with one of London’s most exclusive hotels”. For a big majority of diners, though, it “fires on all cylinders”, combining an “impressive-but-relaxed room” with “suitably professional but informal service” and “interesting and delicious” cooking of a type in line with TK’s celebrity persona: “it was probably the most expensive fish ’n’ chips I have ever had, but I can’t wait to go back!” Top Tip – well spaced tables help make it good for less formal business occasions.

Summary

£80
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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.

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Reviews of Kerridge’s Bar & Grill Restaurant in WC2N, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Kerridge’s Bar & Grill restaurant.
Lloyd S
It was great to be back at Kerridge’s whi...
Reviewed 5 months, 10 days ago

"It was great to be back at Kerridge’s which is one of our favourite places and once again we enjoyed another fabulous lunch. There’s always such a good friendly atmosphere which makes you feel that you are in an enormous pub. You also get the chance to enjoy fantastic food and drinks so really why wouldn’t you come back as many times as you can. Our visit on saturday started with a delightful welcome at reception before taking a seat in the the bar area for a pre lunch drink. This was to be a complimentary glass of champagne courtesy of manager Blaine who managed to come over for a chat before heading back to an already busy service. Once we’d finished our bubbles it was time to head to our table which was in one of their delightful booths. It was here that head waiter Anne took over and looked after us superbly for the rest of the afternoon along with Blaine who would pop over whenever possible. We started with a Cod Roe Crumpet snack along with Bread and Butter while we looked at the A la Carte menu. After a discussion with Anne about the menu and her recommendations we placed our order. We then chose a fabulous 2020 Dolcetto D’Alba a light and italian red wine from Piedmont. Now it was time for our starters where we chose the Hand Dived Orkney Scallop with yorkshire rhubarb , black pudding , cobble lane coppa. For myself I opted for the Orange Glazed Duck Rillettes with green peppercorns , pistachios , cognac jelly , sourdough toast and truffle butter. These were two fabulous dishes to get us of to a great start. Now we moved on to our main courses of the Beef Shin Pie with clotted cream mash , beef suet crumble and devilled peppercorn sauce. We also chose fish heaven in the form of a Fillet of Sea Bass with sicilian red prawns , lobster and seaweed butter , charred cucumber , pickled carrots and a parsnip purée. To accompany these dishes we ordered the heavenly triple cooked chips and hispi cabbage. After a nice little break it was time for dessert and boy was I in for a treat. My wife opted for the fabulous Banana Souffle with coconut sorbet and chocolate sauce. Now for myself when ever I see Apple Tarte Tatin on the menu then it’s a must have and this one along with vanilla ice cream and cardamom custard really will take some beating. It was an individual portion cooked in its own pot that was simply sublime. We finished with coffee and petit fours to bring to an end another fantastic visit to Kerridge’s. I really would recommend a visit here as the food from head chef Nick was amazing as always and the service led by Blaine , Anne and the team was first class. I for one will be looking forward to returning as soon as possible."

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Jonathan F
Very good food. Special place and atmospher...
Reviewed 10 months,

"Very good food. Special place and atmosphere. Stratospherically expensive for a family meal out!"

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Ruth J
Very disappointed - not the expert we were ...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Very disappointed - not the expert we were expecting. Food was very average and the service was unfriendly although efficient. Ambience was quite noisy. Don’t come here if you are expecting anything like the Hand and Flowers because it is nothing like. Expensive for what you get."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £60.00
Dinner   £60.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£21.50 £41.00 £8.00 £17.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £34.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
10 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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