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Kerridge's Bar & Grill

“Around me, in our very headquarters in the Hotel Metropole, disorder had broken out. Doors banged. Feet clattered down corridors […] the strict, war-straitened, regulated streets of London had become a triumphant pandemonium.”

- Winston Churchill’s account of the 1918 Armistice

Corinthia London is one of the capital's true grand hotels. Originally the Hotel Metropole, it was the largest hotel in Europe when it first opened in 1885, welcoming visitors from the Home Counties and the Continent as they arrived at Charing Cross. Since then it has hosted aviators and mountaineers, adventurers and spies, the Midnight Follies and Buffalo Bill Cody. During World Wars I and II, the building was requisitioned by the War Office; Winston Churchill served as Minister for Munitions here from 1917 to 1919.

After lying vacant for many years, this legendary building was restored to its former glory and reopened by Corinthia Hotels in 2011. Today one of the city's leading luxury hotels, Corinthia London blends grandeur and heritage with contemporary design moments.

The hotel is located a few moments’ walk from the Thames Embankment, Whitehall and Trafalgar Square, making it the perfect base to explore the West End.

To book a room or a treatment at the award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa, and to find out about offers, visit the Corinthia London website.

The Team

Kerridge's Bar & Grill

Tom Kerridge

"I grew up in the west of England but my grandparents and my father were originally from south east London. I remember coming here as a child and finding the energy exhilarating. Also, my Dad’s car was actually a London black cab, so even when I was being dropped off at school in Gloucester, I felt a connection to the city.

"With Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, we’re bringing a lot of the heart and soul from our Marlow pubs, but we also want people to feel the energy and excitement of being in an incredible hotel right in the middle of London. It’s a grand dining room but it’s also a fun and engaging space where everyone should feel welcome. Part of the experience is that people will feel a real connection with the food. There are real ales, a meat fridge in the room, bread and cheeses on display and, best of all, a beautiful rotisserie where we grill nearly half the main menu. So you don’t just sit at a table and get served courses, you can immerse yourself into the whole process of lunch and dinner.

"I want people who come here to have a big smile, feel full of brilliant food, and know that they have had a great time and can’t wait to come back."

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Tom Childs, Head Chef

Tom's culinary journey began at Thanet College, where he trained for two years while also working at the Michelin-starred Reads in Faversham. At 19, he moved to Cornwall to join Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 in Padstow, contributing to the restaurant's success and earning a Michelin star in 2012.

Seeking new challenges, Tom then relocated to London to work under Heston Blumenthal at the two Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston as Chef de Partie. He later moved to Hedone in Chiswick and then took on a senior role at the Chess Club in Mayfair.

In 2019, Tom joined Tom Kerridge’s London restaurant, Kerridge's Bar & Grill at the Corinthia London, starting as Junior Sous Chef and progressing to Head Chef over five years. His leadership saw the launch of a new menu in June, featuring innovative dishes that celebrate the best of British seasonal ingredients.

Our Journey

We’ve been on quite a journey since we opened The Hand & Flowers in 2005. We’ve since opened two more pubs, The Coach and The Butcher’s Tap, both also in Marlow. Now we’ve travelled downriver to London to continue the adventure.

Resident Artists

Gallerists West Contemporary have curated a collection of artworks for the dining room at Kerridge’s. These include new works by Beth Cullen-Kerridge and an art wall of smaller pieces by painters Chris Moon, Jim Threapleton, Carne Griffiths and Peter Ceredig-Evans, photographer P Gerard Barker and sculptor Mark Beattie. We are also proud to showcase a series of specially-commissioned new works by mixed media artist Robi Walters.

Beth Cullen-Kerridge

In addition to being Tom’s wife and business partner, Beth Cullen-Kerridge is a successful sculptor. In recent years she has stepped back from the running of the restaurant business to focus on her first love.

Beth trained at Liverpool John Moores and honed her craft casting bronzes for Eduardo Palozzi, Elizabeth Frink and Alberto Giacometti. She has since worked with Mike Bolus, Sir Anthony Caro and Sir Norman Foster and her public commissions can be seen at Canary Wharf, Dubai Opera House and Grosvenor Gardens. In October 2017 Beth unveiled new works at Brown Hart Gardens in North Mayfair.

Robi Walters

Robi Walters creates stunning mixed-media pieces which transform discarded items into objects of great beauty. He has collaborated with musicians including U2, Mary J Blige and Sir Paul McCartney and his work is sought after by collectors including Thandie Newton and Stellan Skarsgard. In 2017 he opened his own gallery and working studio in Soho. Robi is currently exhibiting work in London, Paris, Dubai, New York, Miami and Los Angeles. He has also curated a special collection for the dining room at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill.

For all art enquiries please contact info@west-contemporary

Our Producers

Flying Fish

Flying Fish Seafoods has been proudly supplying the finest Cornish seafood to chefs around the UK, since 2006. Through years of refinement, their passionate team has developed the perfect process to deliver fresh fish and seafood to chefs every day of the week, all year long, in just 48 hours.

At the helm is Johnny Godden, Managing Director. Johnny worked his way up the ranks to eventually establish his own business. Built on a foundation of hard-won respect from chefs and clients, Flying Fish Seafoods has enjoyed steady organic growth which has led to nationwide recognition. With nearly 20 years of trade behind the name, Flying Fish Seafoods’ core principles of hard work, earned expertise and respectful practices run throughout the whole team.

William Edwards

Our tableware is designed and made by William Edwards, of Stoke-on-Trent. William and his team are suppliers of bespoke tableware to hotels, restaurants, clubs and palaces the world over. Their fine bone china is designed and made using traditional methods at the historic Anderton Works in the heart of the Potteries.

Rebellion Brewery

We’re proud to serve beer from the award-winning Rebellion Beer Company. Rebellion is a Marlow-based microbrewery that produces traditional year-round and seasonal ales using traditional methods and Marlow water.

WALTER ROSE & SON

Walter Rose & Son is a multi-award-winning butcher, recognised for master butchery skills and unrivalled sustainable meat products. With over five decades of experience, they have assembled an unparalleled range of quality products, offering some of the finest meat available. Traditional values have shaped the business with an ethos to never compromise on quality in order to make a final product cheaper. Using traditional British breeds, their meat provenance is beyond compare from farms in Wiltshire and Somerset.