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National Dining Rooms

The Sainsbury Wing, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, London, WC2N 5DN
An excellent restaurant - part of the small chain run by TV celebrity foodie, Oliver Peyton - specialising in the best of British food, cooked without too many frills. To enjoy the restaurant at its best, try to secure at window table (giving views over Trafalgar Square) - and avoid tables further back, where the low ceiling gives a slightly oppressive feel.

While the menu changes with the seasons, a summer snapshot brought 'Chilled Cucumber & Ginger Soup with Dorset Crab'; 'Goat Cheese Pot with Caramelised Beetroot'; 'Duck Egg, Crispy Bacon, Pea Shoot Salad' and 'Eight varieties of Heritage Tomatoes with Gazpacho Vinaigrette' listed among the starters.

Baked Trout with Rhubarb Compote & Minted Peas'; 'Steamed Skate with Samphire, New Potatoes & Cockles'; 'Best End & Breast of Herdwick Mutton with Pickled Beetroots & Walnuts' and 'Grilled Farmer Sharp's Aged Sirloin with Chips & Herb Butter' among the mains.

Perhaps finish with 'Warm Treacle Tart'; 'Rich Chocolate Pot' - their choice of Sundaes or their excellent selection of British farmhouse cheeses.

Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern British
  • Lunch: all week, 10.00-17.00, set L Mon & Sat £23.50 (2 courses + Kir cocktail), £28.50 (3 courses + Kir cocktail); Sun £1 more
  • Seats: 100
  • Wine: a good list, with its roots in France, kicks off at £14.50
  • Children's portions: Yes, plus Children's Menu
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Charing Cross Underground
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Closed: check Gallery seasonal opening times
  • Air conditioned

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Contact Details

Tel: 020-7747 2525
Address: The Sainsbury Wing, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, London, WC2N 5DN