Sharrow and the City

Sharrow and the City
Sharrow Bay’s Head Chef Mark Teasdale showcases the best of Cumbria at Harvey Nichols flagship store in Knightsbridge

Food lovers in the Cumbria will have an extra reason to celebrate their local cuisine this month as, after the phenomenal success of last years event, Sharrow Bay has once again been picked to showcase its Michelin star cuisine at the prestigious Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor restaurant in Knightsbridge as part of the British Food Fortnight celebrations.

Running from Friday 25th September to Thursday 1st October, Sharrow Bay Head Chef, Mark Teasdale, will be joining Fifth Floor Executive Chef, Jonas Karlsson, in the Harvey Nichols kitchens. Using the best of Cumbrian produce, they will display their own distinctive style of cooking through a range of collaborative menus especially created for the occasion. The menus will feature some of Sharrow’s signature dishes, such as, their sell-out dessert from last year; the world famous sticky toffee pudding (which will also be available to purchase in Harvey Nichols Foodmarkets nationwide). The six course tasting menu is priced at £55 while the Sharrow Market Menu will be available during lunchtime, priced at £19.50 for two courses and £24.50 for three. The Cumbrian produce on show includes Sharrow Bay’s favourite Herdwick lamb from Yew Tree farm at Coniston. When asked about the event Mark commented ‘We couldn’t quite believe the success of last year’s event it was quite astonishing. I am really looking forward to working with Jonas again and showcasing our region and its superb produce in such a prestigious store.’

To make the experience complete, Nicolas Chieze, Sharrow Bay’s award winning sommelier, will be working with the Harvey Nichols team of sommeliers and wine buyers, to select accompanying wines from the list at the Fifth Floor Restaurant.

Sharrow Bay at Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Restaurant Tasting Menu
Roast butternut squash soup with spiced apple compote
Autumn salad of truffled pecorino, baby leek and radish, aïoli and dill (V)


Seared diver scallops with Asian style braised pork belly, cauliflower purée

Herb crusted Best end of Herdwick lamb, fricassée of wild mushrooms, fondant potatoes, artichoke,broad beans and tomato rosemary sauce

Apple and ginger sorbet

Sharrow Bay’s world famous sticky toffee pudding
A selection of our finest seasonal British and continental cheeses*

To book in to sample the Sharrow Bay menu at Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Restaurant, please call 020 7235 5250 or visit
Lake Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2LZ
01768 486301
For further information on Sharrow Bay or for interview with Mark please contact Sam Hall at the von Essen group 01768 486301.

About von Essen/Notes to Editors:

The von Essen private collection of hotels comprises of:

The Classic Set, including: Cliveden, Berkshire; The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath; Lower Slaughter Manor in Lower Slaughter; Ston Easton Park near Bath; Thornbury Castle near Bristol; Sharrow Bay in the Lake District; Buckland Manor in Broadway; Ynyshir Hall in Wales, Amberley Castle in West Sussex and The Samling in Cumbria.

The Country Set which includes: Hunstrete House near Bath; Bishopstrow House, Warminster; Congham Hall in Norfolk; New Park Manor in the New Forest; Lewtrenchard Manor in Devon; The Mount Somerset in Taunton; Washbourne Court in Lower Slaughter; Dalhousie Castle in Bonnyrigg near Edinburgh; The Greenway in Cheltenham, Homewood Park near Bath, Seaham Hall in County Durham and Callow Hall in Derbyshire.

The Family Set including: Woolley Grange in Wiltshire; Fowey Hall in Cornwall; Moonfleet Manor in Dorset; The Elms near Worcester and Ickworth Hall in Suffolk.

The Continental Set which consists of Château de Bagnols near Lyon in France.

von Essen hotels has also recently begun construction work on a brand new riverside hotel and spa, with a restaurant and executive international business suite at Battersea, London. Due to launch late 2009 and with stunning views overlooking the River Thames, the new-build boutique style property will offer 70 contemporary designed guest rooms over seven floors.

For information about any of the von Essen hotels, visit:

Based in the heart of the Lake District

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