Central London is awash with lovely private dining rooms, but few boast quite the same grandeur and location as Ochre, which has you dining in the iconic National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, just minutes walk from Pall Mall and Buckingham Palace.
Ochre is the principal restaurant in the National Gallery. The style is broadly modern European, but founders Charlotte and Sam Miller have a passion for sustainability, and the menu is designed as a celebration of great British produce. The lunch menu for example, features oysters, mackerel, mussels and hake - all British - as well as British cured and fresh meats, cheeses, and Isle of Wight tomatoes.
The National Gallery attracts a varied crowd and the menu at Ochre has something for everyone accordingly, from afternoon tea and casual brunch dishes like a full English, huevos rancheros and American-style pancakes, to elegant dinner plates like saffron fettuccine with Indian spiced ricotta, mint pesto, pickled shallots and crispy chilli, fillet of beef with morel and whisky sauce, and pan-fried monkfish with charred hispi cabbage and romesco sauce.
Lunch and dinner is designed as a sharing affair - the menu is made up of large and small plates, but all are designed to be shared amongst multiple people.
The private dining room is a cosy, intimate space for up to 16 guests, with unparalleled views of St Martin-in-the-Fields and Nelson’s Column. The private dining room can be hired for any occasion, corporate or private, and for anything from lunch or dinner to an afternoon tea gathering after a stroll around the gallery.