At the end of September, Piazza at the Royal Opera House will be reopening its doors – and this time, to more than only ticket holders. The restaurant, which sits on the fifth floor of the historic building, was unavailable to the general public before its latest revamp. Now, it’s set to open back up, showing off its made-over interiors, including sketches of celebrated costumes chosen by the Royal Opera House’s exhibition curator on the walls, and a new menu of seasonal, modern British dishes.
Executive Chef Richard Robinson (previously of Tom’s Kitchen, The French Laundry and Per Se) has overseen the food offering, emphasising the restaurant’s use of carefully sourced, sustainable and high-quality produce. The menu will change regularly based on the best ingredients available that week. So you can get an idea of what to expect, example dishes include:
– London burrata and heritage beetroots
– Lemon sole, English sparkling wine and mushroom
– Pershore broccoli with citrus and pine nuts
– A catch of the day, butcher’s cut and ‘market choice’
The drinks list will cover new and old-world wines, ranging from accessible to rare and fine. And the cocktails will keep up the dedication to seasonality with a menu utilising ingredients that would otherwise go to waste in the kitchen.
Piazza overlooks the square at the heart of Covent Garden and boasts mega panoramic views of neighbourhood from the wraparound terrace, so now you’ve now got a new spot for dinner and drinks with a view for your list – even if you’ve never been a big opera fan.
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Opens Tues 27th September 2022
5th Floor, Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London WC2E 8HD