Harrods Dining Hall gets a big revamp with four big new chefs joining


Harrods is on something of a roll at the moment with their food and drink offering. From hugely popular pop-ups through to the rooftop launch of Bjorn Frantzen earlier this year, there always seems to be something new happening there. 

And things are about to get even busier. Next on the agenda is a big revamp of the store's Dining Hall, which will be bringing with it four new highly rated chefs. We were already aware of the first two, Chef Masayoshi (‘Masa’) Takayama and Kinoya Ramen - but now we know a lot more about their plans. 

First up is Sushi by Masa, which will be an omakase restaurant in the Dining Hall, from someone who has been referred to as "the father of omakase dining" in America. This one sounds like the biggest change. It'll all be set around an oval counter with 40 seats, which is actually quite large for an omakase restaurant. There will be both a set menu and a la carte and they'll also have their own cocktail list. On top of that, expect a big focus on Japanese whisky and spirits.

Next is Kinoya Ramen, which comes from Dubai and got up to No 7 on the Middle East & Africa 50 Best Restaurants list. Behind this is chef Neha Mishra who started it as a supper club before going permanent. Here, you'll find several ramen like the Shio Paitan Ramen - slow-cooked chicken broth with dashi, served with seared chicken and drizzled mayu. There will also be a new tonkotsu ramen which they'll only be offering in Harrods.  They're also promising some smaller snacks on the menu, including Wagyu tsukuba and burnt butter bites (scallops or mushrooms & tofu).

From chef Athanasios Kargatzidis, there will be Assembly Mezze & Skewers. He comes from the highly-rated Beirut restaurant Baron Beirut (and also has places in Dubai and Portugal). This will be all about grilling over fire and the chef says "I'm delighted to create a menu that offers a unique experience for guests and truly showcases Eastern Mediterranean cuisine in all its excellence". 

Finally, there is Pasta Evangelists by Perbellini. Pasta Evangelists have been in Harrods and elsewhere before, but this is a very different proposition for them. For this, they've teamed up with Giancarlo Perbellini, the Michelin two-starred chef behind Casa Perbellini in Verona. Dishes here will include antipasti like baby octopus bruschetta and burrata with charred nectarines, alongside lots of pasta like rigatoni cacio e pepe. 

Rounding things up are two current mainstays of the Dining Hall - Tom Kerridge’s Fish & Chips will still be there, as will The Grill. 

It all sounds rather impressive - and they're not even finished there, as a place from Singapore's Burnt Ends is also in the offing at some point in the not-too-distant future. 


More about Harrods Dining Hall

Where is it? 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

When does it open? 7 October 2023

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @harrods.


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