A gallery restaurant that’s pretty as a picture

If you’re gonna open a restaurant inside the National Gallery, then it has to look good, right? After all, this is a place people go to be aesthetically impressed. Luckily Ochre isn’t letting the side down. The dining room is chic, sleek, and has eye-catching works of art dotted on the walls. The honey-gold glow of lamps and warm, elegant colour palette make it ideal for a date - everyone looks good in this light, FYI - or book one of the long dining tables for a celebratory feast with friends. 

Ochre is bringing modern European cuisine to central London, with a few little twists to keep things interesting. Burrata might be served with plum and braised fennel, or pan-fried monkfish is pimped up with violet potato. Dishes use the finest seasonal produce and you’re in good hands if you care about sustainability. Don't forget to dive into the signature cocktails - they're inspired by famous works of art. We'll go for the Sunflowers Sour, a homage to Vincent Van Gough's floral painting. Mezcal infused with turmeric, apricot liquor, lime juice, agave syrup and egg white all combine to make this a bit of a masterpiece in its own right. 


By Rebecca Milford


National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN


Monday 12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 22:00
Thursday 12:00 – 22:00
Friday 12:00 – 22:00
Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00


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