87-135 Brompton Road , London, SW1X 7XL


SquareMeal Review of Harrods

Harrods pays homage to retail excess and consumption on a grand scale, and its well-trodden floors offer more than 20 sit-down venues to indulge the appetite. The opulent Georgian Restaurant, with its thick floral carpets and grand piano, presents diners with a high-end buffet of the old school, while newcomers Mango Tree and Pan Chai bring a breath of fresh air to the department store in the form of Thai and pan-Asian offerings respectively. Elsewhere, mini-mezzanine eatery Galvin Demoiselle (perched on the edge of the famous Food Hall) proposes rich pickings, from top-notch charcuterie with cornichons and celeriac rémoulade to desserts including a potent rum baba. There’s also a new Pizzeria – check out the wood-fired seafood special at £40.85. With macaroon Mecca Ladurée also in the mix, all gastronomic bases are covered here – at a price.

Harrods Location

87-135 Brompton Road , London SW1X 7XL

Nearby Landmarks

Harrods 69m

Harvey Nichols 379m

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-5.30 Sun 11.30am-5pm

Harrods's Reviews


Food & Drink: 4.5


Service: 6.0


Atmosphere: 5.5


Value: 4.0


Food + drink: 1

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 1

Value: 0

Platinum Reviewer
02 October 2012

When you eat at Harrods you expect to pay through the nose. You might also expect the quality to be commensurate with the price. When we ate at Pan Chai we were proved painfully right on the first point and woefully wrong on the second. We managed to snag 2 seats at the counter fairly easily but as time went by with lines forming it was clear we'd been lucky on that front. It was also clear we had been lucky to get two seats with a protective plastic shield behind: the impatient and the curious (which Harrods seems to attract in hordes) constantly leant over our neighbours to see what they were eating and what was in the counters in front of us. Not very relaxing. When our vision had cleared from viewing the eye-watering prices on the menu (£4.50 for a small Coke?!), we ordered vegetarian sushi rolls for him, californian sushi rolls for me and some edamame. The sushi, particularly the vegetarian, was dire: the seaweed sheet in the rolls was soggy making each roll a very chewy mouthful; the rice was also sloppy and over-wet; the avocado rolls were just a bit of avocado rolled up with no attempt whatsoever to add any interest with maybe, wild suggestion, a bit of carrot or something; the wasabi overpowering. Sushi chefs in Japan would be horrified. We did eat them because we were desperately hungry, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. Service was reasonably friendly but my feedback at the end of the meal was clearly baffling to the waitress (clearly not expecting an actual answer to the question of how our meal was) although she dutifully smiled and promised to tell the chef. For these grubby few rolls, the beans and 2 soft drinks we paid £45. Probably the worst value meal I've had in London in 18 years.


Food + drink: 3

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Platinum Reviewer
29 December 2010

Laduree I have now been here a couple times – its a lovely tea room on the ground floor of Harrods – full of delicious intricate desserts but also a few mains on offer like steak, omlettes etc. The set menu is around £26 for two courses but there are various supplement charges so not really worth your while (+£6 for a steak…?) As you may expect – food is very expensive but its Harrods dahling! I paid £16.50 for a club sandwich – which was nice but nothing special. Omlettes are on offer which look lovely but also seem overpriced but then i keep kicking myself that i should realise where i am! Desserts are on a different level given that Laduree is known for its sweets. A huge array of puddings and ice creams – guaranteed to be a hit with kids or those with a sweet decadent tooth… Its a great place to relax and have a girlie catchup over cake – as an alternative, the Chocolate Cafe is also great and on another floor and offers sandwiches and chocolate for cheaper prices but doesnt have the opulent atmosphere that Laduree has. if you do want more for your money foodwise – i recommend the Mandarin Oriental down the road where you get a bigger selection and slightly (only slightly) more for your money but much tastier savoury items…ill only be back here for pudding!…