Shopping in Harrods, Dinning in Mango Tree Restaurant 

Everyone knows the iconic Harrods, shop of the rich and the brave {or broke in my case}. I had a yearly tradition of spending my good money in Harrods only one day a year and that was Boxing Day. Harrods would have such incredible sales that mere mortals like me would go in for the kill. Outside that Harrods I fear for me is way above my pay grade but it doesn’t stop me window shopping.

Once you’ve done all your shopping or fainted from the Harrods price tags it’s time to grab a bite of something delicious. Now there are two types of shoppers, those who shop all day and eat later and those who need a mini break. I am the latter, I think after walking mountains I need to refuel before continuing on the climb. If you’re like me and like to refuel and regain your lost energy then I would like to introduce you to Mango Tree. An amazing restaurant nesting in the food court of Harrods laid out in belt sushi style without the conveyor.

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Dinning in Mango Tree Restaurant 

Mango Tree is a an award-winning Thai restaurant based in Belgravia and inside Harrods London. The restaurant prides itself in serving the best in authentic Thai cuisine taking the city by storm. The restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes from each of the four main culinary regions: rich and mild dishes from the north, spicy food from the east. The mild dishes are influenced by the Chinese cooking style from the central region. And finally my favourite dish type hot and spicy food from the south.

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Our reservation for lunch was at 13.00 exactly and we arrived just a few minutes passed due to London traffic. We were immediately greeted by the staff, I informed them who I was and we were guided to our seats. As stated already, the layout of the restaurant is belt sushi style but without the conveyor running around it. It is an open space where you can see the Dim Sum being prepared and other side dishes. I feel that even though the space is small, it’s very quite and Mango Tree has used that to its advantage.

Start off with some Dim Sum

After being seated, the menu was given and explained to us and we thought about what we wanted to order. As my sister has never had Dim Sum before we opted to try the Dim Sum Platter. The platter goes for £39.80 and has 7 pieces of Dim Sum and it comes with Winton soup (clear soup).

 

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{lobster & coriander, alaskan king crab & baby spinach, wagyu beef dumpling, vegetarian dumpling, prawn with white truggle oil, XO seafood siu mai and Prawn & chive}.

The Dim Sum platter was really delicious, my sister and I tried different ones and thoroughly enjoyed them all. That fueled our need to now want to try a fried platter which was highly recommended by the staff too.

The fried platter came highly recommended by the staff and we couldn’t agree more once we had it. The platter comes with 8 pieces also costing £39.80 and is accompanied by a bowl of wonton soup.

{Golden phoenix, prawn, aromatic duck & cucumber, chicken spring rolls and lobster popcorn}.

From the fried platter, my utmost favourite was the lobster popcorn and I couldn’t get enough of it. The spring rolls were delicious and very mouth water but I still preferred the Golden Phoenix which was just divine. The texture of the spring rolls was really soft, not chewy and could easily polish off 8 more no issue.

Hydrate for the next course

I must confess I was already feeling full after we polished off the Dim Sum and Fried Platter. Since we arrived the lovely staff had kept us hydrated and our glasses where never empty. For some reason the food court in Harrods was extremely warm meaning water was your friend. And I think the delicious winton soup which had delicious dumplings helped to make me full. But still my sister and I wanted to try another dish that caught our eye, ok it was the ribs that caught our attention.

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Massaman Nuer {Braised beef short ribs cooked in massaman curry} – £42.00

We didn’t know Massaman was a kind of Thai curry dish we were just excited about the ribs. The staff was very kind and explained what the dish was and what it contained. We eager awaited for the dish to arrive but not before we ordered a hibiscus cocktail and red pinot. Within 5-10 minutes whilst we were nursing the cocktail and pinot, the curry arrived and it was absolutely delicious looking. It is not your typical curry covered in thick sauce but lovely nice cubed pieces.

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By this point I was totally full and had {almost} no space left to fit food into my belly. Sister dearest took the hint and polished off this plate of ribs like it was going out of fashion. The ribs were really soft, broke off nicely and easily when you bite into it. The sauce was absolutely delicious and the chili just gave this dish another kick. The flavours were not overly intense but definitely left an impression.

To end our lovely experience at Mango Tree Restaurant in Harrods, we ended with some lovely Jasmine Tea. I absolutely love Jasmine tea and always order it if it’s on the drinks menu. It was such a befitting drink as we ended our sister’s lunch date before we left to enjoy the London Sunshine. We had such a lovely experience at Mango Tree Restaurant, the food was delicious, great price and filling. The staff was very attentive to the customers, always within reach but not hovering. The atmosphere and ambiance of the place was calming, romantic and quint in such a busy place. We HIGHLY recommend Mango Tree Restaurant for the best Thai menu ever!!!

We were guest of Mango Tree and received a complimentary meal.Read my sister's review HERE.

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39 Comments

  1. Adriana
    May 26, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Harrods is awesome! I’ve been once and it’s so great – I love this, such gorgeous pictures!

  2. Esther Mukoro
    May 26, 2017 / 6:02 am

    I love Harrods; it is indeed one of my favourite. I can be here for hours, you literally have to drag out me out to home once I step my foot there. The food looks so yummy and tantalising. I will be paying a visit to Mango Tree Restaurant on my next trip.

  3. May 24, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Everything looks absolutely amazing. I love going shopping then finding a good restaurant. I’d love to try this one some time.

  4. Ickle Pickle
    May 24, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Oh my goodness! The food looks absolutely delicious. What a real treat. Kaz

  5. Our Family World
    May 24, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    The food looks really delicious and satisfying! I will definitely check it when I go to London. The Thai foods has interesting flavors.

  6. BohemianBabushka
    May 24, 2017 / 4:33 am

    Never been to Harrod’s, never tried Thai food either. Babushka thinks it’s about time she does both don’t you?? Gracias for the temptation. BB2U

  7. Alison Rost
    May 24, 2017 / 4:32 am

    Shopping can make you hungry. It’s great that there’s a place nearby where you can eat.

  8. May 23, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    This restaurant looks amazing. I always love dining in new places and checking out some exotic foods!

  9. Ashley Whipple
    May 23, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Harrod’s. I’ve never been to London sadly. The Mango Tree looks delicious, especially that beef short rib. Yum!!

  10. Jaime Nicole
    May 23, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    I have never been to Harrod’s, but I have always wanted to go! Your meal looks absolutely fantastic!

  11. May 23, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    It is pricey but I am very impressed with the portion size, especially since most fancy restaurants tend to scrimp on size. This looks so good x

  12. Tooting Mama
    May 23, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Harrods, must swing by when I’m next in London! Thanks for the tip!

  13. Jayne
    May 23, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Oh my days that looks delish! Definitely a place to try when I’m back over that way! Glad you both enjoyed your visit 🙂 x

  14. May 23, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    This post is making me so hungry right now, you have no idea. Love the fact that you started off your dining experience with some dim sum!

  15. May 23, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I have never made it to Harrods one day I must! That food looks absolutely amazing as well, definitely somewhere I would visit for a bite to eat.

  16. Pam W
    May 23, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Sounds like you got to enjoy some tasty food. That lobster popcorn does look good and I always love spring rolls.

  17. May 23, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Such delish food 🙂 I hope to visit London someday and I will be adding Mango Tree Restaurant and Harrods to my list of places to visit!!

    • May 23, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Glad to hear that and yes the food was delish

  18. Jennifer G
    May 23, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    All that food looks delicious! It would be great to go to London and try this place. The Lobster popcorn looks amazing.

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      The lobster popcorn was just amazing

  19. Jeanette
    May 23, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I hope at some point I can come and visit London and go to places like this. I have always wanted to check out that store. The food looks divine.

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      I hope you have the opportunity for sure

  20. Candy Kage
    May 23, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I will be in London this weekend and this is one place I have been wanting to go to. Can’t wait to go to Harrods and experiencing everything.

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Hope you take some time to drop into Harrods

  21. Christy Maurer
    May 23, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    This post brings back memories of my grandma’s trip to England and Ireland. She was so excited to shop at Harod’s! She was in her 75 when she went! I still have the necklace she bought me in Ireland. We are in the US by the way, so it was a big thing for her!

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Awww bless, it was now be a keepsake for you from her.

  22. KGR
    May 23, 2017 / 11:44 am

    Food looks so good. Those braised short ribs look so tasty. Sounds like you had a great experience x

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      We truly did, the food was perfect and so was the atmosphere

  23. Robin Rue
    May 23, 2017 / 11:15 am

    That sounds like so much fun. I have heard of Harrods, but have never been.

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      It truly was so much fun and glad I had the opportunity

  24. May 23, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Can you believe that I actually haven’t been into Harrods before?! Mango tree sounds like a great restaurant x

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Oh really! Girl you’re always in London lol 😂
      When you get a chance do it for sure

  25. Betty Boiron
    May 23, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Ok I am Chinese so I grew up with dim sum and never seen dim sum looking as delicious as the ones in your picture! OMG! And lobster popcorn? Are you kidding me? I think I need to travel to Harrods just for this restaurant!

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Hahahha I know what you mean I was surprised by the lobster popcorn and couldn’t get enough

  26. jennifuchs
    May 23, 2017 / 8:07 am

    I love Thai food. This place sounds amazing, and your photos are so tempting. Will keep it in mind if I am ever in London.

    • May 23, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      I didn’t know how good Thai food was until I tried it. You should definitely check out the restaurant next time you’re in London

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