Restaurant Review: Pan Chai, Harrods in Knightsbridge, London
Sushi fans in London have been somewhat spoiled in recent years, as some of the world’s finest Japanese restaurants have launched in the Capital. Making a very notable addition to these is Pan Chai, located in the food hall at Harrods, where it has been receiving rave reviews for its light and delicate taste of the Far East.
Serving a range of fresh, Pan-Asian dishes created by Executive Head Chef Ian Pengelley, Pan Chai combines the best of Asian cuisine with the top class service expected at Harrods.
The exotic Pan-Asian flavours and vibrant presentation of Southeast Asian cuisine is showcased by Pan Chai’s signature dishes, which include Harrods special sushi rolls (crabmeat, tobiko and cucumber, topped with Japanese mayonnaise, salmon and spring onions), and a unique seaweed salad with collagen, peanut and miso. For diners looking for a main meal, dishes such as Malaysian beef rendang and Korean wagyu beef bolgogi are also included on the menu.
The Pan Chai restaurant in Knightsbridge, South West London has a sleek and modern design, while reflecting the features of the grade II listed Harrods building. The 22 marble and leather bar stools surround the open-plan kitchen so guests can witness the chefs Pan-Asian handiwork, as they freshly prepare the sushi and sashimi.
Make sure you book, as it can be tricky to get seated at busy times, but it’s well worth heading out of your way for what is our favourite new sushi restaurant in London of the past two years.
Address: Harrods Food Halls, Ground Floor, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL