Keeper's House
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Latest critic review: December 22, 2013
Critics' score: 5.5 out of 10

This sees Oliver Peyton taking over Keeper's House at the Royal Academy, not previously open to the public. Expect private rooms, a walled garden, a 40-seat restaurant with Chef Ivan Simeoli (ex-Massimo Bottura in Italy) in charge of a seasonal British menu and a cocktail bar (the Shenkman Bar).

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Jay Rayner Observer
Reviewed by December 22, 2013
"These dishes feel knowingly like a northern European winter, all twilight and pungent green herbs. It's an episode of Borgen fashioned from food. My suspicion is that, come the spring, the menu will, like the rest of Peyton's places, head towards something less self-absorbed and more French rustic." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 7
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on December 06, 2013
"For the next ten minutes of waiting I became mutinous about the art, because if it was there to provide a distraction from the fact I had no menu, no water and no waiter, I’d rather have a lovely Beryl Cook." READ REVIEW
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Critic's score: 2
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on November 17, 2013
"The Keeper's House menu, complete with an arty – natch – design by Conrad Shawcross, is inviting. Peyton is a champion of British produce, and his chef Ivan Simeoli (Naples-born and trained at restaurant Massimo Bottura) has assembled an inventive array of seasonal goodies." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 7.5
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on October 23, 2013
"There is much to like about what is happening at The Keeper’s House. A few steps up from the restaurant is the vibrant Shenkman Bar with a natty cocktail list and bar snacks. This leads into a garden planted with tree ferns, which in its shimmering green relief from brickwork is an almost precise definition of the word oasis." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6

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AddressRoyal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Telephone number 020 7300 5881
Telephone numberAverage price: Moderate
trainPiccadilly Circus
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• Lunch requires membership

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