José Pizarro at the Royal Academy of Arts

Tapas menu Wine list Dessert PRE ORDER ONLY - Group set menus for 8 or more Reduced menu after 3.30pm Cocktails and more

José Pizarro at the RA, his first restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by art. José has taken over the beautiful Senate Room located on the first floor of Burlington Gardens, the space is beautifully light and airy and is the perfect setting for our tapas menu.

The restaurant is open for everyone to enjoy when visiting The Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly. The perfect lunch or afternoon drink spot for art and food lovers alike. Pre-booking is recommended.


Pizarro said:

"When you see art, it's all about how it makes you feel… your whole body responds, it's the same with food – well, good food anyway! The creativity and soul that you find in food and art is the same… you get the same excitement. To be able to bring the two together makes me so happy – it's an incredibly proud moment for me in my career."

Enjoy a unique 9-course, inspired by the RA’s new exhibition ‘Spain and the Hispanic World’, followed by access to the show. José has created a unique lunch menu and every course has a special connection to Spain and Latin America’s culinary roots/history/heritage. Our guests will also be able to book their visit Spain and the Hispanic World - Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library exhibition at £15 (instead of £24.5 standard price) - a special link will be sent by our team after the tickets confirmation email. (allow 1-2 working days).


Opening hours

Monday – closed
TuesdaySunday 11.30am – 6pm (last food orders at 5:20pm)

Friday * – 11.30am – 9pm

Please note that we serve a reduced but still lovely a la carte menu after 3.30pm. *Reduced menu is not available on Fridays, the kitchen is closed from 3.45pm to 5pm.

Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, W1S 3ET

Call us at 020 7300 5912

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Private dining room at José Pizarro at RA

The private dining room itself is housed in an elegant ante-room to the Senate Room: the restaurant’s main dining room. With its magnificent high ceilings, elegant décor and grand windows overlooking Burlington Gardens, this space is the height of opulence, entirely befitting of feasting. Spanish platters are designed to be shared, with four bespoke menu options available (priced at £35, £45, £55 and £75 per head). Menu highlights include Buñuelos de gambas (Spicy prawn fritters with lemon aioli), Tarta de queso Vasca (Basque cheesecake), and on the £75 menu, a whole Cochinillo asado de Segovia (Segovian suckling pig). Available for groups from 10 to 20 covers. Online booking is essential. Group set menus must be pre ordered prior the booking, only one menu per table.

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