The Harcourt

4.1
222 reviews
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The Harcourt is an unassuming neighbourhood pub with dining rooms in the backstreets of Marylebone Village. We serve beers from independent and family-run breweries, good wines, and an all-day menu overseen by chef-director Henry Harris. The Harcourt is part of Harcourt Inns, winner of ‘Food-led Pubs of the Year’ at the R200 Restaurant Magazine Awards 2018.
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal out with my Wife. Food excellent, interesting menu and good choice of drinks. Excellent service, Staff were friendly and attentive. Fairly priced, and nice location in Marylebone. We both really enjoyed our visit. Thank you.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Left after one drink without eating because the service was poor and atmosphere non existent.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really lovely setting, great food.

g
London
34 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a first class pub dinning room under the auspices of Henry Harris the once chef patron of sadly missed Racine arguably the best French Bistro in London.

Nice air conditioned room and service from our lovely french server Alexia was faultless. Food is excellent and very fairly priced. We had the oysters followed by croquettes and pate with the rabbit and onglet as mains. Nice wine list fairly priced and good choice.

A first class place well worth a visit

H
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second meal here, totally different menu but it didn’t disappoint- my friend and I both really enjoyed our meals. It got noisier through the evening but it didn’t disturb us. The rye bread is to die for!

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Having been to the Harcourt when it was more of a traditional pub we decided to see what it's like now. We had a lovely dinner and service was very friendly and quick. Prices are reasonable for the area and the food is very tasty.

BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxed, great spot to have a quick drink or a substantial meal. Meat and veggies were 1st class. Owners and wait staff very, very cooperative. On my hideaway list for a great meal in a private setting.

AM
London
13 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! :)

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

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.

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

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

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 .

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

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

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.

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

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.

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...

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

Excellent meal with great friends.

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!

IC
Kent
6 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.

V
London
12 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.

OT
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.

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

The Christmas menu was excellent and the service too.

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

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.

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.

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

f
San Diego
9 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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