Harry’s Dolce Vita Knightsbridge

This newly opened but very old school Italian restaurant is beautiful and feels wonderfully continental. Harry’s is everything you want an Italian restaurant to be. The interior is covered in framed photographs of 1960’s Sofia Loren, elegant lighting and plush seating. There’s also a strip of seating outdoors facing the street for people watching and coffee sipping.

It could have been a terrible meal. We were late. We called because you should always call if you’re running late to a restaurant and they were very gracious about it. We’d also forgotten Max’s dummy. Max is obsessed with his dummy. I know I should start weaning him off it but I just really love a baby that sleeps, you know? I figure we’re in for the long haul with it because I had a dummy until I was nearly 5.

We use a brand of dummies not frequently found in stores and so his panic bought replacement was immediately detected as wrong. He was not happy. He would not nap. We were all very sweaty and stressed. Then then Macaroni cheese arrived, Where’s Spot? was read and suddenly everything was fine.

The food was all marvellous, really flamboyantly and playfully presented, the service excellent considering how packed the restaurant was and how late we were and how we were taking up a prime position four seater table when we’d only booked for 2 people. Harry’s is a class act.

What’s good? The courgette flowers were perfectly fresh and delicate and wonderful. The caprese salad was perfect. All the desserts an utter joy.

Kid friendly? Considerable more so than I was anticipating but when booking let them know if you’re bringing a buggy and if you need a highchair.

✗baby change facilities

✓highchairs available

✓cool with breastfeeding

✓loads of other parents

✓space for buggies – let them know you’re bringing one though

✓children’s menu

✗toys/play area

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