Harden's survey result
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.
“A lot easier to get to than Cornwall!” – Nathan Outlaw’s “small and intimate dining room” near the back of Harrods lives up to his renown as one of the UK’s top fish and seafood chefs with “superb and superbly fresh dishes” delivering “delightful” and “delicate” flavours. That it’s a “quiet space (so hard to find in central London)” is valued by some, although others feel “atmosphere can be lacking”. Note, the hotel – a rare independent – was sold to a small American group in January 2017. Top Tips – value-wise “the lunchtime menu is hard to beat” and “you can BYO with no corkage on Thursdays”.
“Stunning” fish and seafood “presented with panache” win huge acclaim for this “hidden gem, so close to the brassiness of Harrods”. The ambience of the “small” room is not to all tastes though – what is “quiet and dignified” to fans is to critics “staid” and “too formal”. Top Tip – BYO with no corkage on Thursdays.
Nathan Outlaw’s “rare and outstanding” treatment of fish and seafood underpins the “first class” experience at this “calm” chamber, just a stone’s throw from Harrods, although the room is too small and “too formal” for some tastes. Top Tip – on Thursday you can BYO with no corkage.
The 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, Pol Gobert, the restaurant aims to showcase the finest British-inspired cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients sourced from small, trusted suppliers and farmers.
The Restaurant at The Capital Restaurant Diner Reviews
"What a weird set up. Looks cheap and lacks soul. Would all be forgivable if the fish wasn't over cooked Never again"
22-24 Basil St, London, SW3 1AT
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|Monday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|