The Harcourt

4.1
215 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
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 Oak Room, sumptuous and tobacco scented with a thick marble-topped bar and wooden panelled walls, is where you can enjoy an eclectic mix of Japanese whiskeys and the finest akvavit. The Garden Room has a calmer, brighter ambiance, verdantly-decorated with hanging plants, lush greens and ivy-coated walls 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).
The wine have distinct Mediterranean character, while craft beers from across Scandinavia are served. Välkomna!
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AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a real gem! Nice ambience, scrumptious food, well trained staff, decent wine list and good value for money. We'll definitely come back! :)

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KK
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, food was delivered promptly and delivered on taste. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

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NR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Every dish was stone cold. I think they would have been delicious had they been hot, or even warm! Service was slow.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good, I'm thinking of having wedding meal there

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DD
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent lunch . This has to be one of the best Vegetarian plates I've had in along time , Jerusalem Artichokes and Mushroom Jus with greens . Knock out . Fish was excellent . Date pudding again great . Jackpot .

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CR
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice decor and pleasant service. the truffle chips are great!

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NM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food, served creatively. Excellent service in a nice space.

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f
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice place in a good location but more French than scandinavian. We were told they have changed menu. We will probably be back someday but will not rush back.

Decor is an old pub, service very good

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EA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice, Scandinavian style restaurant in a quiet street in Marylebone. Well composed menue and wine list. Nice, freindly staff.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Completely empty on a Monday lunchtime so totally lacking in atmosphere. Maybe is good when there are a few more customers.

Food was fine; fully priced for what it was.

Service also fine, but then we were the only customers...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal with great friends.

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Whilst the restaurant was not busy this particular lunch time, there was adequate numbers of bar staff and waiting staff to ensure that a nice pint of Timothy Taylor or Lager could be enjoyed by the 4 of us as we perused the very varied menu and buttered the wonderful Scandinavian bread. Being adventurous we were then served starters which included pig's head croquant (deliciously porky tasting) and organic ducks eggs for starters and reindeer (surprisingly tender) and bream (delicately cooked) with a dish or two of the twice cooked truffle chips. We sipped (putting it politely) an excellent bottle or two of Côte du Rhone Villages and whiled away a great afternoon. Recommended!

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Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant first visit. Good ambience and Marylebone location. Excellent service on a quiet Monday, with correct good quality gravadlax and a good, subtle halibut main. Good choice of wines by the glass. Fair value, but no set lunch option, just a la carts. About £50 a head for two courses including house wines and tip.

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V
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food at The Harcourt is always very good and it was on this occasion. It being January and the first Tuesday back at work after Christmas, it was very quiet. The service was attentive though which is not always the case in quiet restaurants! I will be back.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

The restaurant was taking reservations but the kitchen was closed and food was not available.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Christmas menu was excellent and the service too.

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N
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had booked a table back in the Summer for Xmas Eve 2018, when we arrived we were rushed to table and told to order quickly because the kitchen was closing (this was at 7pm). I was not informed of this when i booked. The whole experience was absolutely appalling, the bill was excessive they dared to put service charge on the bill when we had not received any service.

The food was disgusting, the service shocking and i will not recommend this place to anyone. I was so angry at the treatment i put a review on "Tripadvisor" so nobody else is ripped off by this place

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GR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was very good (as expected) though service was poor - slow and with little attention to detail.
We hoped to enjoy a quiet evening’s meal, but ambience was rowdy, even somewhat aggressive.
We’ll think long and hard before deciding whether to return.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Even though I originally made a reservation for 6 people, I called 2 days ahead to ask if they could change my reservation to 8 people, and they said they could add 2 people with no problem. But instead of giving us a table that would fit 8 people they squeezed us in to a table that was very clearly for 6 people, we were very tightly seated and had to eat our whole meal like that. It was not great.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic. Great selection of Nordic beers as well

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f
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We reserved a table for four for lunch and were given one of the worst possible tables. Other parties came in after us, with no reservation and they were shown to much better tables. I think if one makes the effort to reserve via Open Table, the restaurant should make an effort to at least give the party one of their better tables.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Really bad service!!!!! From start to finish the service was so bad. I had to ask for water - throughout the meal. We had to find to waitress to make the order. The Oysters didn't come at all. 1 was off. We had to find them to take away our plates - as they were just left at our table for a long time. We wanted dessert but just thought it wasn't worth waiting and finding waiters! We asked for a refill of our wine and the guy came over and nearly poured wine over us and the table - I have never seen wine poured so fast!!!

Awful service.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good choice on the menu and well presented. Found that this visit they did not have enough resources to cover the many customers during lunch time.
Wine is over priced for the quantity poured into the glass.

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a
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We went Saturday lunch time and it was quiet and relaxing. The food was good and service too! Slightly unusual dishes. I had reindeer pie with cabbage and lingonberries.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and the non alcoholic alternative is the main reason for the high score in my review

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a superb ambiance. We were not rushed and enjoyed the whole experience

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NK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It's a very nice place! Have been here for a special occasion party dinner and for a casual lunch. It's good for both. The home rye bread is super delicious!

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Totally different menu to website. Had burgers, they asked how we preferred it, we asked for medium, it came back overly well done, dry & tasteless. How does any decent kitchen mess up a burger like this? Worst ever. Avoid.

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GM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed an excellent business lunch with Swedish clients at The Harcourt (party of 6) - recommended!

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BB
Denver
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very slow, poor service. Seemed like there had perhaps been a change of management or staff recently.

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KM
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The location is really good for me as close to Marylebone station and has the trendy London vibe. This time, the dining wasn't brilliant. 3 of us ordered the Onglet, cooked well, but served luke warm - obviosuly had sat waiting for the chips to come out of the fryer as they were hot! One of us ordered vegetables, which didn't come until we had all finished our main meal. If we had not needed to leave promptly for the train, we would have had cost removed from the bill. I do like this place and will return, but they need to up their game.

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AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and amazing service! We went for a birthday and we couldn't recommend it enough.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was overall a nice experience and the food was good quality. However, the music played in the bar is at odds with the ambience of the place and if you are going to serve oysters, they should be bought out before hot starters are served not at the same time. Cocktails were really something special, however, half the fish menu was off that night, which seemed a little odd seeing as it was such a featured main on the grill menu and again on the mains. It was actually one of the main reasons I booked the restaurant and I wouldn't have expected it to have sold out by an early evening booking. Other than that food was nice.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A cozy restaurant with tasty food and quirky cocktails. Quick and effective service. All in all a pleasant experience. Will probably return another day.

My only complaint would be the wine menu for by-glass-wines, which was disappointingly short - something that seems to be the way things are in London, but which I find odd, as a la carte menus are equally common. This restaurant being towards the upper edge on the price spectrum (in our world), I'd have appreciated having a wider range of choices for food-wine-pairing, not wanting to buy whole bottles as we were only two persons and had different foods. In the end we the wines we chose were decent, but not perhaps reaching the same level as the food, which I'm happy to say was excellent.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been a couple of times and never been less than impressed. The service is always exemplary and the food fabulous. We were there for a business lunch and it is an ideal venue for them.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

terrible rock drumbeat tasteless and persistent.
bad smokey atmosphere from enthused smokers on terrace.
Without the above we would return - we liked the authentic Swedish menu

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Enjoyed the food. The service wasn’t up to a standard that I would expect for the price of the food and service included which was a shame.

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IR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was well presented and tasted very good but we were under the impression that the food would be more Scandinavian, which it really wasn’t.

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AR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely old pub turned restaurant- posher then Ikea for yummy Swedish meatballs and no flat packs to deal with! The bread is really delicious but don't eat too much of it as you want to save room for the meal. Nice cocktail list as well.

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious.
Setting was lovely.
Staff forgot about me as I was on my own.
Would definitely go back

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