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.