May 2019: The Harcourt has re-opened following a refurbishment, and now boasts refreshed interiors (with a proper pub at the front) and menus by chef-director Henry Harris in collaboration with head chef Kimmo Makkonen.
Harden's survey result
“Restaurant-quality”, “Scandi-influenced”, “delicious” food has helped carve a major reputation for this five-storey gastropub, in “a quiet Marylebone backwater that’s also handy for Paddington”. Beautifully decorated: “it’s still just discernibly a pub, but an extremely well presented one”.
This swish, five-storey gastropub (Grade II listed) on the fringes of Marylebone “is a beautiful spot in the centre of town, with a cool interior” and serving some “very good” cooking (with Nordic influences).
“Only a gastropub by dint of its decor, as the cuisine is restaurant quality” – this excellent Marylebone yearling provides “terrific Scandi food” and while the cooking is distinctive “it makes a welcome change from over-inventive eclectic menus you see elsewhere”. One gripe – “the music can be deafening!”
On the former site of The Harcourt Arms, this Marylebone gastropub reopened in April 2016 with a new menu and a new look. Chef Kimmo Makkonen’s (Greenhouse, The Orrery) European menu nods toward Nordic and Scandi cuisine, and – though it’s had the odd mixed review in the press – won instant high ratings from reporters for its “high-end restaurant quality food”.
The Harcourt Restaurant Diner Reviews
"It was as expected fit for purpose "
"Splendid Scandinavia nibbles in a beautiful, atmospheric pub. Proper fresh whitebait, herring and a salad. Lovely service. A great stolen hour. PS just as good second time around. "
|Wine per bottle||£26.50|
32 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HX
|Monday||11:30 am‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||11:30 am‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||11:30 am‑11 pm|
|Thursday||11:30 am‑11 pm|
|Friday||11:30 am‑11 pm|
|Saturday||11:30 am‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑10 pm|