Keeper's House

Keeper's House

British | Mayfair, Belgravia

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).

Restaurant details

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus
Telephone number: 020 7300 5881
More info: 
Bar area
• Lunch requires membership


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Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD


Critic reviews - total score 5.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
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

Critics' score: 2
Grace Dent Evening Standard Estimated score
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

Critics' score: 7.5
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

Critics' score: 6
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