The Harcourt

4.1
183 reviews
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£41 and over
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European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
European, Scandinavian, British
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Hours of Operation
Kitchen hours:

Monday - Saturday

Lunch: 12:00 - 17:00

Dinner from 18:00 - 22:30

Sunday: Roast from 12:00 - 17:00

Dinner from 18:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
020 3771 8660
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Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Kimmo Makkonen
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Private Party Facilities
Three diverse private dining rooms are situated upstairs offering privacy in luxurious surroundings with curated art pieces and original furnishings.
White room can seat18, Black room 8 people and the Whiskey room 8 people
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Edgware Road Station, Baker Street Station and Marylebone Station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 183 People Are Saying
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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
4 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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r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch here. Swedish meatballs and fish and chips were great. Nice ambience. quiet neighborhood spot. thumbs up

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m
London
17 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and great food. What more do you want from a restaurant?

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EL
London
45 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food, really interesting menu. Doesn’t have changing facilities for baby which is unusual as have high chairs

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p
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was really good, especially if you like meat. The desert was the best pannacota I've ever tasted. Cocktails on the pricy side

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FC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I simply love this place. The chef is always so accommodating with any requests. The quality of the food is excellent as is the service from the all members of the staff. The amenities are spotless and they even up large screens for sporting events.

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NC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

So disappointed by this restaurant. Overall is that it isn't value for money, the cocktails are good but still very expensive. First disappointment was that they didn't have the Atlantic Fish which was the main reason we went, so we opted for the P'House Steak. It was delivered to the table already sliced and not hot, it also lacked flavour. The Pepper Sauce wan not a strong taste or consistency. The truffle chips & chips overcooked. They had no Aircon so we had a fan making a noise all night which was the only noise in the restaurant as it was empty so no atmosphere. Won't be recommending or revisiting, there are better far more affordable places to go around there.

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose this restaurant randomly as I wanted to try Swedish food, it was excellent food, very nice staff and very nice atmosphere.

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FA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Drinks were ridiculously expensive - food was good and reasonably priced but the drink bill dampened the overall occasion. Sorry I will not be returning which is a shame as I enjoyed my food. Food for 5 in excess of £300 - for a Pub!? what is that about?

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JP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very special food which was nicely cooked. Great services.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great cocktails, interesting menu, good music selection. Cozy and just lovely

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p
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

It was an early dinner and the restaurant was quiet, accept that four staff members stood close to my table and talked, disputed and generally were very noisy close to my table.
I ordered a side dish of potatoes with my main and it arrived about 3-4 minutes after the main plate.

The food is quite good, not cheap, but the staff are totally untrained.

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AE
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic little pub based restaurant. Awesome Scandinavian inspired menu and friendly, attentive staff. Not a cheep restaurant but very reasonable price when you consider the quality of the food which was world class! The cocktails were fun and original and the location\venue was perfect.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner at the harcourt . Great wine selection and the lamb and cod were both excellent . The service is great and the atmosphere is very cool . Will be back for sure .

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CK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Scandinavian beer on tap and the Freudian Slip were very good. While the fish dishes were excellent, I'm afraid the the same can't be said for the vegetarian food.

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, good level of music, comfortable, with style, excellent quality food, and good price for such service.

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YH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Could not have found a more perfect post work spot for a proper girly catch up. The ambience was cosy, no overbearing background music to shout over, and food and drink lived up to expectations. The home made Scandinavia rye bread was to die for!

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R
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is nice, comfy and well decorated. The food is absolutely great for a pub. The menu is diversified but simple. Couple dishes all of very high standards. The staff was very friendly and just what we did expect plfor a working diner.

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FR
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Maybe would be better to have more waiter available

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy, very friendly & attentive service, relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for our evening.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, however, the Italian barman (long hair, dark thick beard) must've had one too many prior to his shift. Apart from the constant noise and shattering glasses, he kept chattering away very loudly with his (I believe) mates in the bar area and that was fairly close to where we got ushered when arrived. Also, he should keep his swearing a notch down (I can speak the language and although in Italian, it is not pleasant for all the guests). I did notice that the manager (I think) rightfully had a chat with him and I hope that becomes a lesson learnt, especially if he wants to be a waiter as it seemed like that was his goal. Finally, the actual waiter (again, Italian) was really helpful and knowledgeable of the dishes presented.
Another advice would perhaps be to browse some authentic Scandinavian desserts. Not too many options when it came to the authentic puddings really.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I went there for Valentine day, and unfortunately my girlfriend and I will not keep a good memory of this evening. The food was very disappointing and the service long (but friendly staff).

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FK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Harcourt is a beautifully converted traditional London pub. It retains all the character of a London pub whilst offering a comfortable dining experience.

The staff were extremely attentive, courteous and friendly And I couldn’t fault them at all.

The first course of soup was delicious but could’ve been warmer. This was accompanied by the most delicious bread I think I have ever had.

The main course was delicious but I felt a little overpriced. Possibly for this reason the restaurant was empty on a Sunday evening. Perhaps a special offer could be made for Sunday night dining to encourage more diners and more ambience.

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JP
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and really enjoy the food and wine too

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beer and bread were excellent. Starter and main course mediocre. Very disappointing.

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ED
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The vibe is very English pub and I loved travelling to Marylebone to eat here. I was really excited to eat here since their lunch menu that’s online had a deal for a Sandwich, pastry and tea. This would’ve been great for me as I eat lightly in one sitting. Instead the manager accommodating us proceeded to tell us that what was on the menu was old. Typically at restaurants with good customer service they try and accommodate your request. But they failed to do so. The waiter despite not speaking the best English was sweet. Tbh the food wasn’t amazing and the fish smelled upon my arrival which is why I didn’t order any.

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LD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was delicious and very good sized portions... however the service from our particular waitress could have been better, a few mistakes were made due to poor English understanding, which you don't expect when from a restaurant that charges 12.5% service charge. Also the wine list is misleading as there are no indications of glass size on the menu... I ordered a large glass which ended up being double the glass size price on the menu. I thought the waitress should have pointed it out as there was no sizes by the prices and I was asked which size I would like having not specified on my first request. I would return though as the food was excellent and the decor and lighting was very nice, so I hope my small criticisms can be constructive for them.

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RR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Harcourt is always good and completely DOG FRIENDLY! Menu has a Scandi-element and food generally well executed. Staff always friendly and very helpful.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice venue and good food. Menu can be a bit more diverse and service needs to be more attentive particularly during day time

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautifully situated on the corner of a quiet street with inviting windows. The interior is welcoming. As it was early The Harcourt was fairly quiet but looks to have a good buzz when busy.
The menu is interesting but a little confused, I thought there would be more of a Swedish influence.
All 3 of us had starters - all excellent. The meat mains of duck and reindeer were very good and the cod was nice but a little over-cooked and bland. The 2 puddings were nice but conventional.

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L
London
64 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

A group of 6 dined here just after Christmas and the food was fantastic. A great menu with a mix of seafood and meat. All served beautifully and scrumptious to eat.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I've been here many times, but the shine wasn't there this time. Food was great, but service mediocre. It was snowing heavily when I arrived and the waiter needed much prompting to hang up my coat which was soaking. There was one other set of diners and we had to disengage him from his phone every time we needed attention. It's a shame as I've had great meals here before with great service - from memory with different waiting staff. Perhaps this was the between Xmas and NewYear malaise. Would need persuading to go back.

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