On the former site of The Harcourt Arms and set within a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse in Marylebone, this gastropub and private dining space 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.
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“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”.
This beautiful bar and restaurant celebrates its Scandinavian heritage with relaxed, all-day modern-European dining and drinking that includes a nod to Nordic cuisine. Expect home infusions, house-made cures and tasty pickles which can be enjoyed in any of the various spaces that have retained the original elements of the building. The wine have distinct Mediterranean character, while craft beers from across Scandinavia are served. The Oak Room is where you can enjoy an eclectic mix of Japanese whiskeys and the finest akvavit. The Garden Room has a calmer, brighter ambiance where rotating wine specials will be served. The Summer Room, has a high glass-topped roof conservatory and is complemented by a broodily-lit floor and elegant lighting, and is perfect for a fika (Swedish afternoon tea).
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The Harcourt Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Former pub; food OK, some good (fried sprats for example) but very expensive - and my lamb rump arrived tepid. We were talked into ordering sides we didn't need and the 'triple-cooked' chips were tepid too. We ordered two Armagnacs and got doubles (total £30) we hadn't specified. After we'd paid, as we were putting our coats on, we were told - correctly - that they had omitted an item from our £275 bill for four and made us pay. I wish I'd asked for the service charge to be taken off, but have never yet had the nerve!"