Monday 5 July 2010 

Grazing Is Order Of Play At Lord’s

Grazing Is Order Of Play At Lord’s
Grazing Is Order Of Play At Lord’s
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Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of Lord’s, the ‘Home of Cricket’, has reinforced its commitment to sourcing local suppliers and created a new summer menu for its alfresco Harris Garden Seafood Restaurant & Champagne Bar. 

Situated close to the Grade-II* listed Pavilion, the Harris Garden Seafood Restaurant & Champagne Bar is open to both MCC Members and the general public alike. The outdoor restaurant will offer the epitome of English summer dining with expertly manicured lawns and ‘directors’ chairs shaded from the midday sun setting the scene.  Champagne house Veuve Clicquot provides the ideal cooler for spectators looking to while away an hour either during play or whilst teams break for lunch.

The menu, created by Lord’s Head Chef Stephen Smith, focuses on artisan seafood suppliers; from the Dorset coast and meandering River Severn to Colchester’s oyster beds.   The menu has been scrupulously researched by Stephen in order to benefit local fisheries and farms and includes field fresh vegetables and fruits delivered daily.

Menus will change in line with the summer months and will include: Colchester Oysters served with red wine and shallot vinegar, Severn and Wye Smoked Salmon with herb crème fraiche, watercress and pea shoot salad and whole poached Dorset lobster with lemon mayonnaise, new potatoes and a baby spinach and asparagus salad.  Vegetarians can enjoy marked fresh dishes such as sun-dried tomato, red onion and mozzarella tart served with rocket leaves, French beans and pesto. 

Menu items are priced from £7.50 to £39.50 per person with plates designed specifically for grazing and sharing.  The Harris Garden Seafood Restaurant & Champagne Bar is open to everyone on all major match days at Lord’s from 10am until 8pm.  Reservations are advised and can be made by calling 020 7616 8563. 

Lord’s Head Chef Stephen Smith said, “We are very keen to demonstrate our support for local farms and suppliers this summer.  We’ve already confirmed our support for CherryAid and the menu at Harris Garden Seafood Restaurant & Champagne Bar is another demonstration of Lord’s commitment to local British suppliers.  There’s plenty more planned as we develop our reputation as an advocate of artisan suppliers including our own herb garden which our gardeners are currently planning for us”.