Kerridge's Bar & Grill
“Tom Kerridge's first big city adventure” - AA Inspector
LONDON W2, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
After thoroughly colonising Marlow with his big-hearted, refined and yet inherently simple cooking, Tom Kerridge has picked a glossy venue in a super-posh hotel for his first big-city venture. There’s red leather, brass and art to ogle at in a cavernous room whose decor is more clubby than pubby. As you’d expect from the jovial TV chef, the food is a celebration of Britishness, importing the culinary generosity from The Hand and Flowers via dishes that are big on flavour and impact – a starter of Cornish crab vol-au-vent dressed with mayonnaise, apple and avocado purée, all brought into vivid focus by a luxuriant crab bisque, being a case in point. Main course brings the gamey delights of Ramsbury Estate venison with carrot in various guises, coriander emulsion, and a side of venison chilli topped with aerated cheese sauce and crisp barley. To finish, a lush custard tart is enriched with brown butter and balanced with the astringency of buttermilk ice cream.
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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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