Harrods is a legendary landmark in luxury British retail, attracting millions of wealthy customers from all over the world with its amazing product selection. The store was opened in 1849 by Charles Henry Harrod as an expansion of his own humble East End tea shop and grocery. Harrod’s son Charles Digby Harrod built the business into a thriving retail shop selling stationery, vegetables, fruit, perfumes and medicines.
The business expanded rapidly and by 1880 Harrod had acquired all of the adjoining buildings and was employing 100 people. In 1883 the store burnt to the ground, but Charles still fulfilled all of his commitments to make Christmas deliveries, which gained him a profit as well as a distinguished reputation. A new building was built on the same site and business thrived. Some of the most famous customers included Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, Laurence Oliver, Vivien Leigh, A.A. Milne, Sigmund Freud and several members of the British Royal Family. The motto of Harrods is the Latin phrase “Omnia Omnibus Ubique” which translates to “All Things for All People, Everywhere”. This store attracts approximately 15 million customers every year.
This high end department store contains seven floors and 330 departments, showcasing the very best in luxury merchandise including jewellery, accessories, homewares and technology. There are also 28 restaurants within the store including Bentley’s Sea Grill and The Georgian. Customers can enjoy a personal shopping service as well as “The Penthouse”, which is a private suite designed for offering a bespoke shopping experience.
Restaurants at Harrods
As well as being known for high end shopping, Harrods also offers several fantastic restaurants that serve only the best cuisine. You won’t find a McDonalds or a KFC in this department store, all of the restaurants are superb establishments serving top notch ingredients prepared by talented chefs.
For example, there is The Georgian which is considered one of the finest locations in London for afternoon tea and the perfect place to experience classic English elegant dining. You can also head to Laduree, a Parisian bakery that is famous around the world for its legendary macarons. Caviar House Seafood Bar offers high quality seafood including fresh oysters, smoked salmon and excellent wines and champagnes. Harrods Terrace is also a popular choice, offering a light lunch menu that consists of salads and dishes from the fire grill.
Leather Menus for Luxurious Steak House
Here at Smart Hospitality we have been working with Harrods for a number of years and we are proud to supply our products to this high end British retailer. Recently Harrods has come back to us in order to complete an order for The Steakhouse which consists of 100 genuine leather Wintan Palma Menu Boards. These beautifully design menus are embossed and feature a white foil logo. They are simple and elegant, adding a touch of glamour to the restaurant’s décor without being too overpowering.
The Steakhouse is a superb restaurant and a paradise for anyone who appreciates high quality meat prepared well. The steaks served at this establishment are 21 day dry-aged Aberdeen Angus beef in a range of cuts including ribeye, sirloin and T-bone. Customers will be able to pre-select their cut of meat from the in-store butchers and then have it prepared by the expert chefs to their satisfaction. The restaurant also offers lobster as well as a menu of classic sides that include grilled oyster mushrooms, fries cooked in beef dripping, macaroni and cheese and sauces such as chimichurri, black truffle and mascarpone, salsa verde, bearnaise and peppercorn.
The menus that have been chosen for the The Steakhouse are perfect for the chic and stylish décor of the restaurant. This restaurant has the atmosphere of a 1950s diner, with high rise seating and meals served at the bar. It is an elegant and sophisticated place to dine and the meat is absolutely to die for. We are honoured that this high end restaurant has chosen to use our menu covers as a finishing touch to their design. If you are in London and you decide to indulge in a delicious steak after working up an appetite by shopping at Harrods, take note of our menu covers.
If you would like to learn more about our products or make an order for menu covers for your restaurant, bar or hotel please feel free to contact us at any time.