Ochre

Afternoon tea, Modern European·
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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Afternoon tea, Modern European
Ambience
Cool, Cosy
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]

About

Ochre is a restaurant in the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square, that serves modern European sharing plates, with a focus on provenance and seasonality. In line with the variety of guests that walk through the doors of the National Gallery everyday, Ochre's offering is wide-ranging, from large and small sharing plates for lunch and dinner, to casual brunch dishes before noon, an affordable pre-theatre menu and even a classic afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones and sweets.

Although the food is largely European, Ochre founders Charlotte and Sam Miller are passionate about supporting great British farmers and producers, and using British produce wherever possible and thus keeping the restaurant's carbon footprint to a minimum. 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. 

Though the influence and flavour combinations are European, dishes on the dinner menu are still eclectic and inventive. Cornish mackerel and sea lettuce tacos come with creme fraiche, avocado and pickled radish, and a burrata salad comes with pickled oyster mushrooms, peas, hazelnuts and watercress. Large plates include the likes of 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. 

There's also a separate menu section dedicated to vegetable dishes, whilst the small and large plates also include some vegan and vegetarian plates, emphasising a commitment to more sustainable vegetarian cooking at Ochre. Among the vegetarian dishes are plates like grilled asparagus with noisette mousseline, spiced tempura cauliflower with roasted garlic and turmeric aioli, and purple sprouting broccoli with salted ricotta, toasted almonds and chilli.

Ochre also has a lively cocktail bar, and a DJ booth that becomes the centre of the party for late-night events in the restaurant and gallery. 

Menu Highlights

Starters
Cornish Crab - £18.00

Fennel, grapefruit, kohlrabi 18.00

Main Courses
Roast & Tempura Cauliflower - £22.00

Curry sauce, pickled ginger 24.00

Dessert
Sticky Toffee Pudding - £9.00

Toffee sauce, caramelised pecans, Cornish clotted cream

Meet the team
Ochre

Alex Piludu

Head Chef

Originally hailing from Italy, Alex Piludu is the head chef at Ochre. His passion for high-quality, local ingredients was ignited when he worked in a butcher as a teen. Working his way up the ranks to a restaurant manager role, he moved to England in 1997 to attend catering college and pursue a career in food. He's previously held roles at Royal Garden Hotel, The Tenth Restaurant in Kensington, Chucs and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen. 


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Videos and 360 tours

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Events

£18.00Pre Theatre at Ochre
Dining Experience
Pre Theatre at Ochre

08 Jan 2024 until 01 Mar 2024

Join us for a delectable pre-theatre experience at Ochre, located within the renowned National Gallery on Trafalgar Square. Delight in the anticipation of your cultural evening with our exclusive menu—choose one course for £18, two courses for £32, or indulge in a three-course feast for £38. Elevate your night with a symphony of flavours before immersing yourself in the arts. Ochre: Where culinary excellence meets cultural indulgence.

More Details

Location

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

020 7747 2525 020 7747 2525

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 12:00-16:30
Tue 12:00-16:30
Wed 12:00-16:30
Thu 12:00-16:30
Fri 12:00-16:30
Sat 12:00-16:30
Sun 12:00-16:30
Afternoon Tea
Mon 15:00-16:30
Tue 15:00-16:30
Wed 15:00-16:30
Thu 15:00-16:30
Fri 15:00-16:30
Sat 15:00-16:30
Sun 15:00-16:30
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 17:00-22:30
Fri 17:00-22:30
Sat 17:00-22:30
Sun Closed
Bar
Mon 12:00-18:00
Tue 12:00-18:00
Wed 12:00-18:00
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-18:00

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