No stranger to opening restaurants that cater for lovers of London’s art world, the latest dining experience from acclaimed restaurateur Oliver Peyton can be found beneath the galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Dramatic sculptures and murals from the Academy’s own collections adorn the walls and spaces between diner’s tables, while a glass installation is for sculptures from the permanent collection that have not yet been in the public view.
Head chef Andrea Zuccolo has designed a menu inspired by the best of modern French, Spanish, and Italian cuisines, with all ingredients sourced directly from some of Britain’s most passionate producers.
In keeping with the European and artistic inspirations, the wine list features bottles from Europe’s diverse wine regions with artwork on the labels designed by the Academy’s artists.
Oliver Peyton, the man behind The National Dining Rooms restaurant at The National Gallery and The Wallace Restaurant in the sculpture garden of The Wallace Collection, said: “The Royal Academy of Arts is one of London’s oldest and best regarded cultural sites. It is a unique place and to work with living artists is an extraordinary opportunity, which brings a new dimension to what we do.”
The Restaurant at The Royal Academy is open daily from 10am till 6pm, with dinner served on Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm.
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