Sally Abé, Head Chef at the Harwood Arms – London’s only Michelin-starred pub and 2020 winner of Estrella Damm Gastropub of the Year – has been perfecting the menu during lockdown. When the pub reopens today, 2nd September, she promises that everything on the menu, except the venerated Venison Scotch Eggs (now to be joined by a vegetarian Scotch Egg), and their famous Sunday Roast, will be new.
Co-owner Brett Graham has taken time whilst the Harwood Arms has been closed to refurbish the bar and dining areas, adding new artworks and exuberant and stylish feather chandeliers. Tables will now be set with beautiful leather cutlery pouches from East London leather makers and social initiative drivers Paradise Row.
And to celebrate the reopening week, there’s free English Sparkling Wine for diners with their meals. The Harwood Arms won the Estrella Damm ‘Gastropub of the Year’, and ‘Gastropub Chef of the Year’ awards this year. They were handed out just as lockdown was imposed, and with no time to properly celebrate the win then, Head Chef Sally Abé will be offering diners a free glass of Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve NV from the Hampshire wine makers for every service during the first week of reopening.
The new menu includes ‘Oyster and English sparkling soup with seaweed, lemon and an oyster beignet’; ‘Berkshire pork chop with crackling, pease pudding and sauce charcuterie’, and a ‘Raspberry marshmallow teacake’.
Full Covid-19 safety and wellbeing measures will be reassuringly employed for staff and guests, conforming to Government and Public Health England guidelines, including bespoke hand sanitisers and contact tracing.
The restaurant will be open for dinner Tuesday – Friday, and for lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.