In a nutshell: Seasonal British fare in Fulham for an ex-Harwood Arms and Ledbury chef
Summing it all up: James Erasmus - who comes via the Harwood Arms and the Ledbury - is offering a monthly-changing set menu drawing on his South African heritage and seasonal British produce.
Toby Neil, who was one the founders of the tiny but very impressive Nest in Hackney, has teamed up with chef James Erasmus for a new venture, Harlequin, which is open now in Fulham. Just as with Johnnie Crowe at Nest, James Erasmus used to work at Harwood Arms, and also the Ledbury, so the food should be excellent here.
The similarities with Nest don’t end there either. Harlequin is also tiny, with 26 seats (there’ll be 16 more outside in summer), and will also serve a reasonably-priced monthly-changing set menu. Harlequin will have a bit of a South African flavour to it, however, due to James’ heritage and he’ll be mixing this up with the best seasonal British produce.
The current menu for December includes dishes such as Harlequin Focaccia with Biltong Carpaccio; Looe Cod with Smoked Ham Hock & white beans; and Roast Mallard Duck with Spiced Pumpkin & Date. There’s also a vegetarian version of the set menu, with each costing £40 per person.
More about Harlequin
Where is it? 194 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW62UF
When does it open? Open now
How to book: Book online
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