Harry's Bar

4.5
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305 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Harry's Bar is an Italian restaurant and bar located at St Christopher's Place between Oxford Street and Marylebone, it’s the ideal spot for those looking to pop in and enjoy afternoon coffee or light bites and cocktails. Inspired by its namesake, the Mayfair private members’ club, Harry's Bar boasts luxurious banquettes and bright, colourful artwork with a nod to mid-century Italian glamour. The menus reflect those of its sister restaurant Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge, offering traditional and unfussy Italian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a signature weekend brunch. Seasonal Italian sourcing inspires the menus through aperitivi, pizze, paste, pesce e carne, contorni, and of course the dolci.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Wonderful.

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chardonnayg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Slow service but everything else is very good!

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Marv
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose to sit outside which was always a risky choice. When rain started everybody rushed inside and tables quickly ran out. We were offered to have coffee at the bar (eating at the bar is currently not possible) but we were quickly given a table as soon as one came free. As apology for the wait we were kindly offered our dessert and coffees for free. A very kind and unexpected offer. The food is always very nice and it's a lovely location. Staff excellent. Go there!

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OpenTable Diner
Thailand
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The waitress on our table was very stuck up and rude, not what I expect from Harry’s Bar

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SoniaB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was very slow. Ordered mains, but it wasn't entered on the system- so we were waiting for 45 minutes not realising that it hadn't been ordered as no one came to our table after we ordered mains. We were given 2 desserts on the house to try to make up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harry’s yet again does not disappoint! Amazing personal and warm service , exquisite and wonderfully presented food and a relaxing authentic Italian atmosphere. Simply the Best Italian restaurant in London. I’ll be back! Bravo!

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PeteP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and wine was exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and fare at Harry’s Bar was excellent- I highly recommend- it was our last night in London- and by far our best meal !!!

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foodie
London
50 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A regular at Harry’s Bar in James Street, the restaurant offers brilliant food within a great ambiance. Usually a busy venue it’s often best to book ahead. The service is usually very efficient, although on this last visit was slightly lacking. It remains a firm favourite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty. Simple yet delicious at the same time. I’d go back just for The dessert Harry’s Toadstool 😋😋

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vipMAXS
Hong Kong
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress kept insisting on pouring our drinks from water and wine bottles although we mentioned several times we wanted to self serve our drinks

We felt like we were being “pushed” to drink and order more which had a negative impact on our dining experience and I friended is to not order more and leave sooner than expected

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vipSandjnic
Kent
19 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A big thank you to Francesco and the team at Harry’s for making our afternoon memorable. He has an inimitable style that places him and this restaurant a cut above the other Harry’s bar locations. Keep up the great work! It’s always a pleasure to attend Harry’s St James Street (also Antonio’s cocktails are a tempting treat)! Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back 👌🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service isn’t as great as usual, and not as good compared to Harry’s in Knightsbridge. The garlic and rosemary flat bread we had ordered was burnt, and I had to ask twice to get a surprise for my friends birthday

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Mojo
Singapore
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Table too small for three. Deserts too much on sweet side.

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Gangplank
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food great took our order straightaway. However took a long time to come & were given wrong bill at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, lovely staff! Great and unique food selection on the menu and everything tasted amazing. Will definately visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite Italian restaurants in London, with lovely food and excellent service like before!

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HananS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They brought the wrong bread basket after the starter
We were seated for more than an

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, service good too. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Worst service.

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EricJ
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last dinner in London for this trip. Other than our waiter being in training, our dinner was superb..

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SonjaT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance service and food. Will definitely return. Thanks for a wonderful anniversary lunch. Sonja & Louise

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vipOmaya
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cold food ,bad service ,no ventolin, too much crowded,

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Tiny portions of pasta and truffles with no flavour. Harry’s “toadstool” desert had clearly just come out of the freezer. Loud cheesy and tinny music. 200 for two mains two pudding and a bottle of champagne. Waitress who could t hear / understand anything.

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vipHansH34114
37 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! What a great meal !!! My daughter and I loved our meal and the great service so much we came back three nights later and ate the exact same meals.
The pasta is divine, and the "Toadstool" dessert is perfect.

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TaniaE
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Venue is very nice, kind of Italian style and the bar is nice too. We had a pre-dinner drink at the bar and the service was excellent. Then we were taken to our table and ordered food. Service was very slow, food took long time arrive and we had to ask three times for tap water to get some... Noise level was rather high but that was expected. Food was ok, not amazing. Overall, not sure I will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, nothing too special. The restaurant was very busy so very loud as the tables are too close together, you can hear other people’s conversations.

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Ryroberts
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, food was really authentic and very tasty, will definitely be back

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AndrewW
Cumbria
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Decent enough food but service was surly. We needed some explanation about gluten free options but were treated as though this was a major hassle for them. We ordered a bottle of wine, but had to chase them to bring it when the food arrived. It was plonked in a wine bucket for us to pour ourselves. When they automatically add 12.5% service to the bill it feels like the waiting staff don’t even need to to try. They don’t.
Probably wouldn’t come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally perfect. Thank’s

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kseniab
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual! You can’t go wrong coming here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ts my favorite place!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been wanted to get the toadstool for a year and did not regret it. Not just pretty but taste perfect! Also very cute area in front of the store in day time and nice indoor area with great staff attention and services

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Warren
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very bad and slow service unlike at Knightsbridge ...
4 of us had to wait very long time while 1 has already been served

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Harry's Bar. The food and the service were both amazing. The staff was very friendly and polite. Lovely place.

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vipGeorginaB
London
38 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food excellent- service slow

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vipFLLC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Noisy, very hot, mixed quality on food (starters excellent, mains so so), weird service (wrong wine brought out, not even right colour, mains delivered as starter plates taken away, then sat with empty mains plates on table for more than 20 minutes after finishing food, wine and water not poured all evening, no check in to find out if we wanted more of either - not what you expect for £250 for 2). Bit of a shame - was great when it first opened, now feels like it’s comfortable that it will always get foot traffic so isn’t bothering anymore. Spoke to reception at end, offered free drink if we go back, unlikely to do so.

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KatherineC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Another disappointment of a restaurant chain. Both service and food are below average standard against competitor's on a similar price point.

- no offer of cloakroom
- squeezed in a table of two next to fire exit door while clearly there's other bigger table which was available the whole time we were dining that could have been offered to us as there were no space to out out coats and belongings.
- the waiter use the fire exit to transport food to outdoor dinning guests means the smokes comes inside the dinning room every time they use the exit and it's cold.
- a restaurant doesn't have horseradish abd the waiters had no idea what it is.
- steak was ordered medium rare and it came well done.

I'd suggest nearby restaurants as there are many better options around the area that you can get basic service right.

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