Surrounded by murals created by Royal Academicians through the ages, the RA Grand Café offers a restful and elegant place to enjoy modern British food.
We offer a wide choice, from a fresh salad of couscous, quinoa and edamame beans, or open sandwiches of crispy pancetta, caramelised walnuts and baby celery, to freshly-sliced cured meats to share. On a chilly day, why not try one of our hearty dishes, like roast chicken or fish pie – perhaps with a glass of wine or beer from our extensive list. Or, try one of our 40 different blends of tea, sure to make the perfect accompaniment to our delicious selection of cakes.
The RA Grand Café is ideal for a quick bite to eat, a mid-exhibition break, afternoon tea or a long leisurely lunch.
The space has been designed by Design Research Studio under the direction of internationally renowned designer Tom Dixon, with whom we have worked closely to design the interior.
The decor features an impressive glass installation housing sculptures from our permanent collection that have not been in the public view, and selected to complement the design.