Review on The Keeper's House
Restaurateur Oliver Peyton, well known for his television appearances as a judge on the BBC's Great British Menu, launched his latest restaurant in September 2013, called The Keeper's House. Set within a stunning listed building, home to the Royal Academy of Art which has been beautifully renovated by Long & Kentish, with luxurious interiors by award-winning architect David Chipperfield.
Tucked into the corner of the Annenberg Courtyard with its delightful walled garden created by renowned landscaper Tom Stuart-Smith, it was originally a grace-and-favour residence for the Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools. Now with a Tracey Emin's "Keep me safe" neon at its entrance, there is the ground floor Belle Shenkman lounge, with the restaurant located downstairs. Sumptuous cream banquettes stand out against smart jade green walls adorned with paintings and dramatic classical casts, with exquisite spherical lamps providing soft lighting for the elegant setting.
Menus feature modern British dishes based on seasonal and foraged ingredients that kick off with line caught mackerel, fennel, sea vegetables and pickled green tomato or maybe Holicombe venison tartare, rowan berries, parsnip and kale crunch. Moving on, choose roast hare loin, trompettes, black cabbage and sour onion or crispy turbot, sweet corn, Kentish tomato and chicken gravy. As a finale, consider poached quince, Forge Farm cider and pineapple sage custard or bitter chocolate caramel, coffee, whiskey and buttermilk.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.30pmpm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card