According to local news source ChiswickW4.com, Harris will launch The Harlot on the site of now-closed European restaurant Carvosso’s.
The opening was mooted by BigHospitality's sister print publication Restaurant Magazine last October, alongside a potential Ladbroke Grove opening, but Harris was unable to divulge further details at the time.
An all-day menu at The Harlot is expected to feature Italian influences from the yet-to-be-announced Sicilian head chef’s repertoire, as well as some of Harris’ classic French dishes and a Sunday roast.
A bar menu will include the likes of sausage rolls; Welsh rarebit; soup; salad; cheese and charcuterie.
“Pubs are to the British what brasseries are to the French – a bar and restaurant together,” Harris told Restaurant Magazine last year.
“I like the idea that people come in for a drink and an hour and a half later feel a bit peckish and they don’t have to go any further than the dining room.”
The restaurant will use the same suppliers that Harris has worked with for his other ventures, including butcher H.G Walter. Vegetables will come from a family-run stall that neighbours the restaurant on Chiswick High Road.
Originally a police station and stables before being converted into Carvosso’s, the 120-cover premises will be extensively refurbished to “reflect the history and origin of the building”, Harris told Chiswick W4. Like Harris’ other pub projects, it is expected to be classic in design.
The former Racine chef is local to the area, and has overseen the menu at local restaurant High Road House, according to ChiswickW4.
It will be the fourth pub in Harris and business partner James McCulloch’s pub group Harcourt Inns, following the launch of The Hero of Maida in Maida Vale; The Coach in Clerkenwell; and The Three Cranes in the City.