loti eats | coda x royal albert hall

Coda is the fine dining restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall, which has had a recent menu overhaul by French chef Eric Chavot. It’s not a restaurant you’d visit without seeing a show (it’s exclusively for ticket holders), so with this year’s Cirque du Soleil show Ovo in full swing, we took the opportunity to check both out – two birds and all that jazz.

Coda offers a two- or three-course set menu featuring classic French ingredients with a twist – think beef tartare with soft boiled quail egg and crisp sweetbreads with tartar sauce followed by mains such as fillet steak and whole roast lemon sole. The best bit though is that they only book the tables once each evening, so you can go watch the show and come back to the same table for dessert and tea. You can even leave your drinks on the table (or ask for plastic cups and take them into the show like us…) as well as leaving your bags and coats there too. Desserts follow a similar ‘spin on classics’ theme with a baba au rum served with pineapple carpaccio and a pistachio chocolate pot.

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If you’re a baller be sure to check out the VIP option too, which includes access to the best seats in the house for the show, half a bottle of wine, a cocktail and water for £230. OVO is on at the Royal Albert Hall until March 4th 2018 and we’d seriously recommend bagging tickets. It’s a goodie.

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP