I can imagine re-launching an establishment is a tough old job, let alone one that is just shy of being 200 years old (1826) and positioned in the affluent area of Marylebone. To see for myself I visited The Harcourt one Thursday evening to find out whether the newly re-opened restaurant still celebrates…
This Grade II-listed Marylebone building has been home to a boozer for nearly two hundred years. And those who have known it for at least some of those might be wondering where its arms have gone. Established in the early eighteenth-century as the Harcourt Arms, it's now simply The Harcourt – probably to move it away from its pubby past and into its food-slanted present.
The kitchen is headed up by Kimmo Makkonen, who has put together a modern-European menu with more than a nod to Nordic cooking. Expect dishes such as gravadlax with pickled cucumber, Nordic reindeer with pearl barley, turnips and lingonberry jam, and dark chocolate mousse with liquorice crumbs and salted caramel.
The wine list goes big on organic and biodynamic wines, and comes alongside cocktails such as a Freudian Slip – a mix of Hallands Flader Aquavit, Briottet lychee liquor, Belvoir elderflower presse, lemon juice and prosecco.
- Restaurant Bar , Restaurant
- Drinking and Eating , After Work Drinks , Chatting and Drinking
- Happily Affordable ££
- London - Private Hire, London - Christmas Lunch, London - Christmas Dinner
- Background Music
- No queues normally
The Harcourt, 32, Harcourt Street, W1H 4HX
Edgware Road (Tube)
|1st Floor White and Black Room||Private Room||26||20||-||White Room £800||White Room £1200|
The White Room:
Grand, opulent and suited to a formal setting, events and special occasions.
The room is decorated by beautiful paintings; a stunning chandelier hangs above the table and it is surrounded by fresh flowers and plants. The room is filled with natural light during the day. There are Sonos speakers in the room, which enables you to play your own music through Spotify.
|The Whisky Room||Private Room||8||0||-||-||-|
The Whisky Room:
A less formal, wood paneled hideaway on the ground floor. Epitomises the Scandinavian culture of hygge, this cosy anteroom is perfect for small drinks gatherings or intimate dining experiences.
|The Garden Room||Private Room||60||80||-||£1500||£2500|
The Garden Room
Located on the ground floor, with its dedicated bar, makes the garden room suitable for seated dinners for up to 60 guests or standing receptions for up to 80 guests.
Perfect for wedding receptions and birthday parties.
|The Black Room||Private Room||10||0||-||£200||£400|
The Black Room:
Seats up to 8 people A more intimate space, promising a seductive ambience. Perfect for intimate dining experiences and meetings.