Restaurant review: dining at Harrods

Restaurants at Harrods

Under Bruce Langlands, food director at Harrods, the famous store is becoming as much of a dining destination as it is a purveyor of designer handbags and shoes

Restaurant options in the store now include Demoiselle by Galvin, a French gourmet bistro from chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin; Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill from characterful Irish chef Richard Corrigan; and Stelle Di Stelle, a lower-ground floor pop-up featuring a rotation of top Michelin-starred chefs.

New to the fifth floor is Chai Wu, a modern Chinese eatery overseen by Ian Pengelley. The menu is diverse, but not overly long and complicated. There’s a charcoal grill from which a selection of meat and fish can be ordered and served with a selection of sauces – the wagyu beef cooked on skewers is intensely savoury.

Steamed dishes include a fillet of Chilean sea bass served with a champagne and honey sauce, and dim sum garnished with gold leaf. Desserts are delectable – the green tea chocolate fondant alone is worth a visit, while the fruit platter includes melon, mango, rambutan and dragon fruit. Helena Lang
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Helena Lang

Helena Lang

Helena has been the restaurant columnist for Director magazine since June 2012 and is a Food and Beverage consultant. In addition she is Editor-in-chief of Sainsbury’s magazine, the most widely read glossy monthly paid-for magazine on the British newsstand. Always a lifestyle journalist Helena has worked within the fashion and features departments of some of the UK’s top lifestyle titles including Cosmopolitan, Red and Psychologies magazines.

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