One of London’s most lauded eateries is being given a new lease of life after an impressive half-a-century on the city’s restaurant scene. Legendary designer Martin Brudnizki has overseen an extensive refurbishment of The Rib Room, which will boast a glamorous destination cocktail bar, two private dining rooms, a unique cigar terrace (some of our team are already champing at the bit) come its reopening in October. The elegant restaurant provides the perfect backdrop to Michelin-starred chef Ian Rudge’s modern British menu.
The new menu will showcase a selection of modern British dishes including buttered native lobster tail with caramelised baby fennel, braised gem hearts and pear cider; and a caper crusted rack of Launceston lamb, neck curry and shallot compote with Jerusalem artichoke purée. Traditionalists, however, needn’t worry: classic Rib Room favourites such as the Aberdeen Angus rib of beef and its prawn cocktail still grace the menu.
Dragging this institution into the 21st century, we love that the wine list will be presented on an iPad, featuring tasting notes from sommelier Louise Gordon. Diners can filter their selection by year, price, producer, grape, region and style, before linking through to uncover the back story of their chosen wine.
Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, and historically frequented by a diverse mix of famous faces that have included Hollywood stars, politicians, supermodels and royalty, the re-opening next month is sure to be one of the most anticipated of 2011.
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