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£85
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

After a succession of different chefs (including Nathan Outlaw and Adam Simmonds), Chris Prow has presided over the stoves since May 2021 at this small, luxurious hotel, a short walk from Harrods. A new, all-day dining menu is a recent introduction, as well as an outdoor seating area which opened for the first time this summer, boosting the capacity of what is a bijou dining space.

Summary

£91
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chris Prow now presides over the stoves in the dining room of this luxury hotel, a short walk from the back of Harrods. He follows a succession of well-known names to hold the position in the hotel, which, guided by him, recently introduced an all-day menu (so now, you can recover from shopping here at any time!). The compact interior has now been supplemented by a new al fresco dining area.

Summary

£91
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Following the departure of Nathan Outlaw, Adam Simmonds is to take over the stoves in the dining room of this luxury hotel, a short walk from the back of Harrods. The new venture will open in autumn 2019. Simmonds’s pedigree is good, and he’s the latest in a succession of star names to hold the position in the hotel. The main limitation on enjoyment here has historically been the dimensions of the dining room itself: it’s a small space, where it’s hard to generate much in the way of spark.

Summary

£97
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “perfectly prepared and delicately flavoured dishes”, Nathan Outlaw’s Knightsbridge outpost lives up to his renown for “truly excellent and creative fish cuisine” and ranks amongst the UK’s best in that respect. The location, near the back of Harrods, is a “small” hotel dining room that has for decades divided opinion: to fans “smart” and “sophisticated”, but to others “lacking some character”; although the “excellent service” from the current team helps boost its appeal. Chef Andrew Sawyer succeeded Tom Brown (who left to found Cornerstone) in late 2017, and though a small minority of reporters feel “the food has gone downhill” as a result, ratings here actually strengthened across the board this year.

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Owner's description

Restaurant at The Capital Hotel offers great true English hospitality from the exquisite service of the front of house team. Under the expert direction of our new head chef, Chris Prow, the restaurant aims to showcase the finest British-inspired cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients sourced from small, trusted suppliers and farmers.

Notice: We would like to inform you that from the 1st August to 5th September the restaurant will be closed for refurbishment.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£18.00 £28.00 £6.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
Yes
24, 14
No dress code
NA

The chef

Enjoy the finest British cuisine cooked by our Executive Chef Chris Prow.

Our talented chef Chris Prow began his career almost 30 years ago, seeing him work around the world from South Africa, Barbados to Scotland. His successes have come one after another, being recognized by his peers he was awarded a Michelin plate back in 2017.

Bringing all of this experience and knowledge to The Capital.
His vision for the menu is enhancing classic British dishes to a fine dining level, in line with The Capital’s legacy of providing a dining experience beyond to remember.  

Chris is aiming to always introduce new and exciting dishes for his guests that reflects his style of cooking and the season.

Private dining

Groups of 8-24 are welcome in our private dining rooms on the first floor of the hotel.

The Eaton and Cadogan suites are perfectly suited to host groups for any occasion. 

22-24 Basil Street, London, SW3 1AT
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑4 pm, 4 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday7 am‑4 pm, 4 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday7 am‑4 pm, 4 pm‑10 pm
Thursday7 am‑4 pm, 4 pm‑10 pm
Friday7 am‑4 pm, 4 pm‑10 pm
Saturday7 am‑4 pm, 4 pm‑10 pm
Sunday7 am‑4 pm, 4 pm‑10 pm

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