Harry’s Bar | Marylebone Italian Restaurant
Harry’s Bar is a world-renowned Members Club in Mayfair; impossibly elegant, boasting impeccable service, and highly exclusive.
However, there are two factors, which, to varying degrees, may affect your ability and/or inclination to go there.
1) It’s currently closed for the summer; and
2) They do not let in people wearing cowboy boots.
And so it’s a relief to say the least, that the people behind it (as well as The Ivy, J. Sheekey and Granary Square Brasserie) are opening a more relaxed version in restaurant form, down the road in Marylebone.
It’ll follow in the footsteps of their Knightsbridge restaurant and bar, Harry’s Dolce Vita, which opened to mighty acclaim in late 2017. This one’ll retain the same 50s Italianate style, with glossy wood-panelled walls, romantic low-lighting, and cosy banquette seating. It’ll be big, too, seating 150, and boasting a considerable stretch of al fresco dining space out the front.
Inspired by the original original Harry’s Bar, in Venice, the menu will feature predominantly Italian dishes, with all-day service. Expect classic numbers done well, like clam linguine, pollo Milanese, pizzas, Caprese salads – all cooked up by Diego Cardoso, who before heading up the kitchen at Harry’s Dolce Vita, was manning the pans at Michelin-starred Italian, Murano.
And as for drinks, they’ll be serving up a slew of aperitivi and signature concoctions, including a mysterious cocktail called the ‘Infinite Negroni’. But don’t worry…
…we’ll try to get to the bottom of it.
NOTE: Harry’s Bar is set to open in late Autumn, and will be open daily: weekdays 8am-midnight, weekends 9am-midnight. We’ll be back with the full scoop when it does; in the meantime you can check out their website HERE.
Main image: from Harry’s Dolce Vita
Harry’s Bar | 30-34 James Street, W1U 1EU
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