Tom Kerridge is to open a new restaurant at what was Massimo on the ground floor of the Corinthia Hotel in London. The restaurant has been operated by the Corinthia since the hotel parted company with Italian chef Massimo Riccioli in 2012.
It will close in June for a rebrand, which will include interior design by David Collins Studio, and reopen as a relaxed British brasserie-style dining room run by Tom Kerridge. It is expected to launch in September.
Kerridge had been planning to open at the Rib Room restaurant at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower last year until Dubai Holdings, owner of Jumeirah, appeared to change its intentions for the restaurant. It would have been the chef’s first opening in the capital.
Having now completed a deal with Corinthia London, the 2017 Catey Chef Award winner said that the menu for his new opening would take inspiration from his current sites in Marlow, the Michelin-starred pub The Coach, the Butcher’s Tap, and two Michelin-starred The Hand and Flowers.
He added: “We are incredibly excited about this opportunity to bring a bit of what we are doing in Marlow to London. Corinthia Hotel London is one of London’s most prestigious hotels, and we are looking forward to doing what we do best – quality British cooking that is modern and exciting.”