>> Mar 14, 2011
When one dine at a place like Harrods, one is always ensured of quality food. For the hefty price tag, the food better be good. To be frank, I didn't want to eat at Harrods. I would have gone to Marcus Wareing. Anyway, no point debating about the past.
So, of the many eating places and restaurants in Harrods, we chose Sea Grill. Finding a table can be a hassle during lunch time.Sea Grill is more of a casual dining food outlet, where one sits on tall chairs on a bar-like environment watching the chefs cook your meal.
Battered cod fillet were deep fried and served with malt vinegar, a good dash of salt and tartare sauce. It tasted as good as it looked (which was pretty good). It was easily one of the better fish and chips I've tasted. Then again, it had a price tag of 23quid.
The mussels (£18) were average. I preferred the usual cooking style of white wine, celery and a bit of cream which can be found at Belgo. This dish was a bad choice.
There is a choice of small (£18) or large for this dish (£32). I opted for the large portion (Yes, I'm a glutton). It was good soup. Definitely comparable to the one I've had at Paris (I had Bouillabaisse at Sage 2 days ago, it was such a disappointment). The portion was generous, seafood were of quality, large and succulent. Two thumbs up to this dish.
All in all, the bill came up to 90quids for the 3 dishes above, an ice tea and a beer. Food was on the pricey side. However, you pay for what you get I guess. Eating at Harrods certainly wouldn't disappoint, but for the price you're paying, one can easily get a nice 3 course meal at a Michelin restaurant for lunch. I guess this comes down to preference.
*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Harrods
Nearest Tube Station: Knightsbridge
Ground Floor, Harrods Ltd
87–135 Brompton Road
London, SW1X 7XL
Telephone number: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234
Sunday: 11.30am to 6pm