The Restaurant at The Capital

Afternoon tea, Barbecue, British, Cheese, Fish, Hotel Bars, Steak, Vegetarian·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of The Restaurant at The Capital

Bronze Award

Set within the five-star Capital just a stone’s throw from Harrods, this revamp of the hotel’s dining room exudes classic British hospitality, from the setting through to the menus and staff. It’s ideally located for lunch following a morning’s sightseeing and shopping around Knightsbridge and South Kensington, while hotel guests, locals and Londoners who fancy a taste of the high life might like to stop in for dinner.

As is de rigeur, The Restaurant at The Capital relies heavily upon independent local suppliers and farmers for its ingredients, which are then carefully crafted into classic British dishes by the team. In order to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and newest creations from the kitchen, the menus change frequently, but an idea of the kinds of dishes you might encounter on your visit include oysters with cucumber, English wasabi and lardo or veal sweetbreads with watercress, lemon and liquorice to start, and the likes of salt-aged duck with grapefruit, turnip and fennel, or John Dory with curd, cuttlefish, kohlrabi and caviar to follow.

Desserts such as elderflower ice cream with blossom honey, oats and yogurt, and white chocolate brownie with peanut parfait and cocoa sorbet ought not to be missed, though if you’re in the mood for something savoury, a British cheese plate should do the trick. A seven-course tasting menu affords a treat for those looking to splash out, while the set lunch menu is ideal for corporate lunches or anyone struggling to choose à la carte.  

A very impressive collection of wines, many from small artisan producers, rounds off the dining experience nicely, so whether you allow the team to guide you to a bottle to share, or opt for a carefully curated wine flight to accompany your meal, you’re sure to land on something delicious.

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Afternoon tea, Barbecue, British, Cheese, Fish, Hotel Bars, Steak, Vegetarian
Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Traditional, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


The Restaurant at The Capital finds its home in one of London’s most well-heeled neighbourhoods, rubbing shoulders with high end shops and world-renowned museums. Its iconic London location lends itself to the restaurant’s staunchly English service. Here you’ll be warmly welcomed by a team that takes pride in its friendly offering.

Mirroring the service is the elegant British menu that focuses on elevating local, seasonal produce through careful handling. Head chef Chris Prow has forged relationships with small, local suppliers and farmers to ensure the team are able to use the finest ingredients across their range of menus.

Starters on the all-day menu change regularly but might feature crispy truffled mac and cheese bites with Parmesan and truffle mayo or a comforting bowl of soup with sourdough bread and butter. For light lunches or sharing-style meals there’s a run of small plates like ham hock with foie gras and mustard or The Capital’s take on a classic Caesar salad, which make ideal family-style grazing plates.

For something more substantial there is a line-up of crowd-pleasing sandwiches and burgers served with skinny fries or a handful of mains. Here heroes include the dry aged rib-steak, which is cooked to order and served with triple cooked chips and salad or the lemon sole which comes with creamed dill spinach, toasted almonds and capers.

The accompanying sommelier-chosen wine list is far reaching, and there’s a wide range of beers, cocktails and soft drinks too, to cater to all tastes.

Pleasingly classic, the dining room features light wood panelled walls, high backed upholstered chairs and crisp table settings for an ambiance which is luxurious yet unpretentious.

Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner; whether you need to fuel up before wandering around the V&A, or if you fancy somewhere to unwind after shopping, The Restaurant at The Capital has something to suit. Dietary requirements are also happily accommodated, with the team recommending you let them know 24 hours before you visit to ensure they can provide you with the best possible options to suit your needs.

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What is the menu like at The Restaurant at The Capital?

The Restaurant at the Capital takes pride in offering classic English hospitality accompanied by fine food and outstanding service. The freshest local and seasonal ingredients are used to create our exceptional British cuisine, while warm and friendly service adds to the cosy and welcoming atmosphere of our restaurant. Uniquely situated in a 5-star boutique hotel with a history of inspiring Michelin starred chefs since 1971, our restaurant near Harrods is the perfect place to plan your lunch or dinner before or after exploring the many sights of London’s Knightsbridge area.

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What is the dress code at The Restaurant at The Capital?

Smart Casual is the minimum we adhere too

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Meet the team
The Restaurant at The Capital

Chris Prow

Head Chef

With 30 years of experience under his belt, it’s safe to say that head chef Chris Prow knows a thing or two about writing a winning menu. With stints in kitchens across the globe, his CV boasts time in all corners of the globe – from South Africa and Barbados to Scotland. In 2017 he picked up a much-coveted Michelin plate. His work at The Capital plays on his strengths where his aim is to elevate classic British dishes to bring them up to fine dining levels. With a passion for seasonality, Prow consistently introduces new and exciting dishes to his line-up and aims to provide a dining experience to remember.

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The Capital Hotel , 22-24 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1AT

020 7591 1202 020 7591 1202


Opening Times

Mon 07:00-11:00
Tue 07:00-11:00
Wed 07:00-11:00
Thu 07:00-11:00
Fri 07:00-11:00
Sat 07:00-11:00
Sun 07:00-11:00
Mon 12:00-16:00
Tue 12:00-16:00
Wed 12:00-16:00
Thu 12:00-16:00
Fri 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-16:00
Mon 16:00-21:30
Tue 16:00-21:30
Wed 16:00-21:30
Thu 16:00-21:30
Fri 16:00-21:30
Sat 16:00-21:30
Sun 16:00-21:30


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2 Reviews 

Alison P

31 July 2018  
Service very good but that's the only good point. The dining room is poorly decorated and tired. And I only enjoyed the starter. The main had really sour mushrooms. And the dessert was so tart it was inedible.

Anne W

31 July 2018  
Excellent foods, set menu excellent and first class service.
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