This Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse in Marylebone was transformed from a boozer into a fine-dining restaurant in 2016. Having left its gastropub routes at home, this upmarket restaurant now serves a Scandinavian-inspired menu in a traditional yet smart setting.
The real treat if you’re booking into The Harcourt though, is its private dining rooms, with each space offering a unique theme and vibe. Settle inside the wood-paneled walls of The Whisky Room which seats a maximum of eight people around a long, rustic wooden table. This cosy space would be perfect for an intimate dinner or business lunch, with its warm interiors really coming into its own during the colder months.
For another intimate offering with a totally different feel, The Black Room is a dark and mysterious space that oozes sulty interiors. With black walls and curtains, a traditional fireplace and one large window to illuminate the rectangular table in the centre, it’s another great option for professional and social occasions.
Upstairs, two striking private spaces showcase Regency architecture and contemporary art. Large groups can hire the White Room for up to 26 seated guests (30 standing) for a light and bright affair with plenty of windows. Characterful features, such as the fireplace at the head of the table, are in keeping with the period feel of this Georgian property. Also upstairs is the Garden Room which is made for the likes of wedding receptions and other celebratory occasions thanks to its dedicated bar, huge skylights and plenty of space.
Guests can choose from the sample menu or create something to suit their own personal taste. The name of the game, though, is nordic-inspired dishes: think salmon gravadlax, roast ham with cabbage and new potatoes and Swedish meatballs with mash and lingonberry jam. There are also canape menus for drinks parties as well as seasonal and festive menus.