Peyton and Byrne operate a stunning restaurant and bar at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The Restaurant at the Royal Academy offers all day dining with waiter service. Restaurateur Oliver Peyton has designed a menu that makes full use of prime British ingredients, in keeping with the history of the restaurant.
Photo: Darren Gerrish
As well as a traditional à la carte menu, there is a selection of small plates and terrines, offering diners the flexibility to enjoy a two or three course meal, order tapas-style or drop by for a quick but delicious bite. Over 20 wines are available by the glass, along with a very British afternoon tea.
The restaurant has been designed by Design Research Studio under the direction of internationally renowned designer Tom Dixon, who has worked closely with the Royal Academy of Arts to design the interior.
The decor features an impressive glass installation housing sculptures from the Royal Academy's permanent collection that have not been in the public view, and selected to complement the design. A striking bar made from handmade brick and lava stone from Mount Etna occupies the full length of one wall and also serves as a counter at which guests can have a quick lunch, tea or a glass of wine.
The Restaurant at the Royal Academy is open Saturday to Thursday 10am - 6pm and Friday 10am - 11pm. Come and join us in the day for a sumptuous breakfast, a decadent lunch or a long and lazy afternoon tea.
Please note: The restaurant will be closed on 5 June due to an event
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History of the Restaurant:
The restaurant was designed by Norman Shaw in 1885 and renovated by London-based architects MUMA in 2004. The space features celebrated murals by Fred Appleyard, Harold Speed, Gilbert Spencer and Leonard Rosoman.
Designed by Foster Associates, and situated on the ground floor next to the lift, the café has a light contemporary feel. Serving a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and pastries this is an ideal place to visit for a light snack and drink.
The Gallery Café is closed until 10 June