Eldr at Pantechnicon

Modern European, Scandinavian·
££££
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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Eldr at Pantechnicon

Silver Award

Pantechnicon is more than a restaurant, it’s a lifestyle destination. Sprawling across Belgravia’s Motcomb Street in a 19th century former arts and crafts building, this gigantic fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design spans a café, several shops, restaurants, a whisky bar and a rooftop.

While all areas of the concept space deserve your attention, Eldr Roof Garden Bar and Restaurant is set to be the place to be. Located on the top floor of the building, the décor – like the food – is Nordic-inspired. There are references to nature throughout the space, from the plants hanging above, to neutral colours and wooden furnishings. This, coupled with an inside-outside terrace and floor to ceiling windows, makes for a design-focused, calming setting.

But while the environment is lovely, the main reason to visit has to be the food. Themed around Nordic cuisine, dishes use in-season British produce for a focus on freshness. And, excitingly, the menu has been updated recently by the talented Head Chef Jenny Warner. We advise sharing so that you get a taste of everything, starting with the incredibly soft honey and fennel bread, before moving onto the smoky, crispy crab cakes and one-bite venison croquettes that are rich and gamey, but sweet and tart, all at the same time.

For the main course, do yourself a favour and order the ribeye on the bone with brown butter hollandaise. This majestic piece of meat cuts like butter and melts in the mouth. Cooked to perfection, the middle is just the right shade of pink. If you’re also in the market to try a fish option, it should be the Skrei cod with smoked cream and roasted salsify and watercress. Its seared exterior preserves the moist flesh inside and the taste is impeccably fresh.

The sommeliers at Eldr are an active part of the experience and will thoughtfully pair wine with your chosen dishes. Enjoy the opportunity to chat about the wines you like and let them know if you have any preferences.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Modern European, Scandinavian
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
People
Celebrations, Special occasions

About Eldr at Pantechnicon

Found on the second floor of Belgravia’s Pantechnicon - a creative space designed to celebrate both Nordic and Japanese craftsmanship - Eldr is a restaurant and bar focused on offering simple, modern Nordic dishes, in a relaxed setting. Serving a varied, all-day menu, you’ll be guaranteed to find something that takes your fancy at Eldr, regardless of when you’re visiting.

The modern and spacious dining room benefits from skylights which allow natural light to flood into the restaurant. Rustic exposed brickwork contrasts with elegantly-crafted Scandinavian furniture to give the place a fashionable feel, while a mishmash of plants and various pieces of pottery line the walls for a touch of homeliness. The open kitchen, built around a wood-fired grill, allows guests to watch the chefs prepare the food.

Thursday to Saturday, Eldr hosts a five-course culinary experience, combining the best local ingredients with Nordic techniques. Guest chef residencies are also a common occurrence. Following Nordic cooking principles such as seasonality, sustainability and techniques such as fermenting and pickling, the kitchen at Eldr is home to an ever-evolving menu. There’s a weekly set menu with carefully considered alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks pairings, and all dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Just like Pantechicon that houses it, Eldr represents a meeting of ideas and cultures. Here you'll find a Nordic haven of delicious food, right in the heart of London. Drinks-wise, the wine list at Eldr largely consists of low-intervention and biodynamic wines, with bottles to accompany everything on the menu. On top of this, there are a number of different cocktails on offer, made using Nordic spirits, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic drinks too.

Whether you’re visiting Eldr for a full three-course Nordic banquet, or simply to have a few dishes and cocktails while catching up with friends, you’ll be sure to have a memorable experience.

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Location for Eldr at Pantechnicon

19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8LB

020 7034 5425

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-14:30
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 17:00-22:00
Sun Closed

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Hugo G

03 June 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 3
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 2
Over-priced minimalism

Yes the food is good, and in parts very very good. The two of us were tucked away in the rather dark Eldr on the 2nd floor on a table almost removed from the restaurant itself. Service had to be reminded we were there. A tip for those who want to venture to Pantechnicon; book the roof terrace and you have the pleasure of both menus to choose from and a buzzier atmosphere. 

The food is minimalist nordic, and when I say minimalist, you're paying 12-15 quid for a few bites of delicious smorrebrod (think scandi crostini). Our cured pork portion managed to come with cured pork fat but no actual cured pork meat. Lardo in effect. Bar the cured pork smorrebrod, everything we tried was good, and some was superb - the lemon sole for example.

I wanted to love the place, but felt pushed to the outlands at a table that gets no buzz and little attention. After receiving the bill, it was as if my pocket had been ripped from my coat too. 1 small beer, 1 whisky sour, 1 bottle of Gruner Vetliner, 3 smorrebord, two smal plates and one large plate (large is more medium...) I was landed with a £225 bill. Unfortunately we left still hungry and and considerably poorer. The experience is unlikely be repeated  

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