Review on The National Dining Rooms
'Food for the people' ought to be Oliver Peyton's rally call after having scored a hit with Inn the Park, he set his sights on The National Gallery opening The National Dining Rooms on the site once occupied by Crivelli's Garden. With help from designer David Collins, the whole place has now been transformed into a bakery-focused café specialising in British produce.
The kitchen offers visitors anything from a Bakewell tart and a cuppa (from a choice of more than two-dozen leaf teas), light meals throughout the day (think homemade crumpets with blackberry Jersey butter, freshly baked Jammy Dodgers and so on – but 'not a croissant in sight').
There's also a more substantial menu for lunches (plus early suppers on Wednesdays). Here the emphasis is on 'the best of British', so you can celebrate the pleasures of 'eight varieties of Heritage tomatoes' with sour cherry vinegar, olive oil and wild herbs, baked trout with rhubarb compote and minted peas, fine artisan cheeses and puddings like warm treacle tart with clotted cream. The good-value wine list has plenty of selections by the glass.
The National Dining Rooms is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 10.00am through until
Lunch: 5.00pm (8.30pm Fri)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express