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."


Whether you're after a tapas feast or a quick bite to eat before running to the exhibition, congratulate yourself for making it through the working week with a Friday meal at José Pizarro at RA. The restaurant will be open every Friday evening for our guests in the heart of London (until December 16th - then again from January 12th). Enjoy a Spanish meal in the spectacular Senate Room, and only decide if you’d like to explore one of the RA’s exhibitions before or after your meal because every Friday booking is enjoying 50% off the tickets purchased for that day. A unique link with the offer will be sent to any booking confirmation email, plan your perfect Friday at the RA ahead.


Opening hours

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

Friday * – 11.30am – 9pm

José Pizarro at RA will be open for dinner service every Friday from October 7th to December 16th - then again from January 12th book now.

Please note that we serve a reduced but still lovely a la carte menu after 3.30pm.

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 festive 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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