Fifty years after it first opened, The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant will re-launch this October following a major refurbishment programme and with a new head chef at the helm.
Located in the five-star Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London’s Knightsbridge, the elegant interior from Martin Brudnizki will breath new life into the traditional aesthetic which, coupled with the arrival of head chef Ian Rudge, formally of the Michelin-starred Northcote Manor, will see a complete refresh of The Rib Room’s famed ambience, operation and seasonal British menus.
Jumeirah Carlton Tower itself has been celebrating, following recognition as England’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards.
Major renovations include the addition of a destination cocktail bar and two private dining rooms with capacity to seat ten and eight, one complete with a cigar terrace. In total, there will be 132 dining covers plus a further 50 in the bar.
Dark oak hardwood timbers and bespoke emerald green carpeting cover the floors throughout the restaurant with sandstone walls featuring custom-designed wallpaper.
Antique mirrors create a sense of space with each area illuminated by a range of aged geometric bronze lighting fixtures on the walls, coffer ceiling lights and free-standing lamps.
The marble bar top is accentuated by brass detailing and is surrounded by green leather bound bar stools.
The colour palette is continued throughout the lounge area with green leather sofas and ivory armchairs.
Remaining true to the classic British food for which the restaurant is famed, the new menu takes a contemporary approach to the construction and presentation of Rib Room’s signature dishes including its Aberdeen Angus rib of beef, sourced from the Buccleuch estate.
Supporting the restaurant’s contemporary approach, the wine list will be presented to diners on fully interactive iPads, featuring tasting notes by The Rib Room’s new sommelier Louise Gordon, making selection and matching easy.
Guests can filter the hand-picked selection by price, region, country, grape and style, before linking through to uncover the back story of their chosen vintage.
Michele Caggianese, Restaurant and Bar Manager, The Rib Room says: “The much anticipated re-opening of The Rib Room is an incredibly exciting prospect for everyone involved in the restaurant’s next phase of evolution. With 50 years of exceptional fine dining and world-class service in our wake, we are committed to showing our guests why we deserve our place in gastronomic history”.