Jack Guinness at the launch of Harry’s Bar James Street

The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party

Guests, including Isaac Carew and Jack Guinness, gather to celebrate the arrival of the iconic Harry's Bar in the West End

Located an olive stone’s throw from Oxford Street and Selfridges, the arrival of Harry’s Bar in the West End has been a much anticipated event. This week, VIPs flocked to the event to celebrate its launch, and for a preview of the menu, wine list, and of course an iconic Harry’s Bar Bellini or two.

The spin-off, reported to be the first of a series of new venues from the team behind the iconic Mayfair private members’ club, can seat up to 150 guests between the terrace and restaurant. The aim: to serve up a slice of La Dolce Vita in London’s busiest shopping district, that and an impressive menu from Diego Cardoso, who previously worked at Angela Hartnett’s Michelin-starred Italian Murano.

VIP attendees were able to enjoy the Cicchetti menu – small plates traditionally served in Venetian Bacari bars – hob-nobbing between the crisp autumn air on the outdoor terrace or the luxurious dinning room inside.

The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Isaac Carew
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Jack Guinness
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Imogen Hervey-Bathurst and Martha Sitwell
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Montague Warner and Chris Baber
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Jack Brooksbank
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
James Midgley and Jenni Falconer
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Jean-David Malat
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Noelle Reno
The GJ Diary: Harry’s Bar, James Street, launch party
Laura Whitmore

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