Harrods’ Dining Hall is quickly becoming a culinary destination in London. October 2023 will see Harrods’ impressive Grade II listed Dining Hall welcome four highly anticipated new chefs and cuisines, highlighting Harrods’ continuing emphasis on creating an evening dining destination that attracts top international culinary specialists to showcase their individual talents.
The must-visit dining destination will now offer extended evening dining with live music and new cocktail creations, designed to complement each menu found within the Dining Hall.
Here is what you can expect:
Sushi by MASA will present an ‘omakase’ experience from acclaimed Michelin three-starred Chef Masayoshi (‘Masa’) Takayama (MASA, Bar MASA and Kappo Masa are all in New York City). Chef Masa is recognised as ‘the father of Omakase dining in the USA.’ This launch at Harrods represents his first international restaurant. Sushi by MASA will be positioned as the centre-piece of the Dining Hall with 40 seats at an oval counter.
Chef Masa’s signature sushi and hot dishes will be featured on both the omakase and à la carte menus, alongside an innovative cocktail menu, Sake and Japanese spirits collection, with an impressive whisky selection and prestige wine list.
Kinoya Ramen Bar joins the Dining Hall from Dubai where chef Neha Mishra will bring her ramen-focused concept to London, following phenomenal success in Dubai. Kinoya was rated #7 in the Middle East & Africa 50 Best Restaurants 2023 and was also awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2023. What started as a supper club at home in Dubai led to a restaurant site two years ago — with a devoted customer following for her distinctive ramen with strong flavours and concerted sustainability ethos.
Signature dishes will include Shio paitan (duck ramen), Wagyu Tsukune, Yakitori and a Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen which is available exclusively at Harrods. Mishra is keen to focus on authentic everyday Japanese dishes with a resolute nose-to-tail ingredient and cooking approach.
Assembly Mezze & Skewers will bring celebrated chef Athanasios Kargatzidis (fondly known as ‘Chef Tommy’) to the Dining Hall with a mezze offering in a 25-seat space. His hugely popular restaurant, Baron Beirut is one of Lebanon’s most successful establishments (top rated in 50 Best Restaurants Middle East & Africa). He also owns à la grecque in Dubai — offering traditional Greek dishes, and Costa Fria in the coastal town of Ericeira, Portugal.
Assembly Mezze & Skewers focuses on grill and flame cookery. Celebrating authentic eastern Mediterranean dishes and taking inspiration from Levantine flavours, Assembly’s menu is designed to share and diners can create their own plates from a selection of luxury dishes and ingredients.
Pasta Evangelists are driven by fresh artisan pasta and the stories behind it. Their 28-seat pasta bar in the Dining Hall has been a ‘go-to’ destination since the Hall’s launch, and they are now collaborating with Giancarlo Perbellini, the Michelin two-starred chef behind Casa Perbellini in Verona.
Pasta Evangelists by Perbellini will offer antipasti (from Baby octopus bruschetta to Burrata with charred nectarines) and a myriad of pasta dishes (Rigatoni ‘cacio e pepe’ is a classic favourite), while the Tiramisù and Crème brûlée are both dessert highlights.
The Dining Hall is set to also become a destination for cocktail devotees with mixologists taking inspiration from the chefs to create bespoke cocktail offerings to complement each menu. Live music will entertain diners every evening from Tuesday to Saturday with a programme of jazz, soul, Motown and R&B.
The Dining Hall will reopen in October and reservations can now be made for 7 October 2023 onwards.
To discover more, visit: harrods.com
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