A day of shopping followed by an exquisite meal are the things in life we all fancy. That’s all coming true thanks to the recent revamp of Harrods Dining Hall. Starting October 7, Londoners and visitors will be able to head to its four new restaurants and order from the revamped menus at its two existing spots.
Built in 1902, Harrods Dining Hall originally served as a market selling meat, poultry, game, and fish. It didn’t become the swanky dining destination it is today until the early 2000s, and it has still retained some of that old-world charm with its decorative scheme showing animals in mediaeval-style scenes.
Since Harrods is also a big part of every tourist’s itinerary, reservations at the Dining Hall’s six restaurants are sure to book up fast, especially now that live music is on the cards.
“This new evolution will build Harrods as a leading late night dining destination in London,” says Ashley Saxton, Harrods’s director of restaurants and kitchens.
So with that, here’s our guide to the six restaurants at Harrods Dining Hall and what to eat and drink there.
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Kinoya first turned heads as a supper club in London, then as a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand ramen destination in Dubai, and it has now set up shop at Harrods. “There will be a bowl for all palates”, says chef Nisha Mishra. Although ramen lovers have a long list to pick from, Mishra’s signature dish Shio paitan (duck ramen). with slow-cooked chicken broth, seared chicken, and a drizzle of mayonnaise and burnt garlic oil is a must-have. The hearty bowls of ramen go down well with Kinoya’s Japanese whiskies and sparkling or cloudy sakes.
Kinoya Ramen Bar is open Monday from 11:30am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 6pm.
Affectionately known as “Chef Tommy”, chef Athanasios Kargatzidis is the force behind this refreshed menu in the cosy 25-seat Greek restaurant that is centred around mezze with a focus on grilled meats and vegetables. “I’m delighted to create a menu that showcases Eastern Mediterranean cuisine in all of its excellence,” Kargatzidis says.
The eclectic fusion that emphasises grill and flake cookery highlights dishes like lamb kofte with shallots, parsley, and a dusting of sumac and an assortment of vegetarian sharing plates like beetroots with walnut salsa and herbs.
Assembly Mezze & Skewers is open Monday from 11:30am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 6pm.
Sushi lovers, rejoice, Sushi by Masa has entered London’s food scene. If the name doesn’t already give it away, this restaurant comes from chef extraordinaire Masa Takayama of NYC’s three MICHELIN star Masa.
An oval counter with 40 seats in a prime spot at Harrods attracts patrons to indulge in either a £150 tasting menu or £350 omakase, though sushi aficionados can also order off the à la carte menu. Takayama’s spellbinding sushi creations will be the focus alongside dishes like sizzling prawns and duck foie gras tacos.
Pair fresh sushi with a range of cocktails spotlighting Japanese spirits like the Tori Sunset with Japanese whisky and yuzushu liqueur, or savour sake from the extensive in-house selection.
Sushi by Masa is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, Monday from 11:30am to 9pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 6pm.
Kerridge’s Fish & Chips takes pride in upholding the tradition of classic British fare like fish and chips. But the restaurant is mission-driven given that chef Tom Kerridge only serves fish and seafood ethically caught and hand-selected by fishmongers along the shores of Cornwall.
The fish and chips, encased in Kerridge’s signature gluten-free batter and served with triple-cooked chips, are obviously the menu’s undisputed star. But there’s also a legendary fish finger sandwich with pickled cucumber and tartar sauce that’s a must-order. Cool your palate with the “Affogato 15”, a delightful combination of coffee syrup, frosted cocoa nibs, coffee beans, and a rich coffee ganache.
Kerridge’s Fish & Chips is open Monday from 11:30am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 6pm.
The Grill reigns supreme as the sanctuary for meat enthusiasts at Harrods Dining Hall. Charcoal-grilled meats, straight from the butcher, are the focus here, and steaks are dry-aged in a Himalayan salt chamber for 32 days to enhance the taste. Consider going all out with the tomahawk feast for two that comes with smoked butter, confit garlic, and your choice of two sides and sauces. The rotisserie chicken with a side of Dauphinoise potatoes or truffle mac and cheese is another menu highlight. Pair with a full-bodied red with hints of fruit on the nose or a wide selection of spirits or cider.
The Grill is open Monday from 11:30am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 6pm.
Pasta Evangelists is scaling new heights thanks to a partnership with Giancarlo Perbellini, the man behind MICHELIN-starred Casa Perbellini in Verona.
The 28-seat pasta bar has an all-star menu featuring artisan, fresh pastas like the ravioli filled with braised venison, rigatoni cacio e pepe, and decadent pappardelle with a luscious beef ragu. Plus there’s a ton of the classic antipasti Pasta Evangelists was known for such as the Mezze maniche creamy burrata, succulent prawns, and seaweed pesto. With desserts like tiramisu and crème brûlée, you’ll want to end on a sweet note.
Pasta Evangelists is open Monday from 11:30am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 6pm.
Pooja Shah is a freelance writer originally from New York City but now living in London. She writes on food, travel, wine, and lifestyle. Her work is at www.pooja-shah.com. Follow her on Instagram at @poojashah1130.