The National Gallery Cafe

Love galleries?
Love art?
Love Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light?
Love food?
Then you’ll love dining in The National Gallery.

From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bathing scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the Sorolla exhibition features more than 60 works spanning Sorolla’s career – many of which are travelling from private collections and from afar.

A journey of Sorolla art

From 18 March to 7 July, Oliver Peyton’s restaurants, The National Dining Rooms and The National Café, are celebrating the “Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light” exhibition at The National Gallery with a limited-edition Spanish menu.

Inspired by the iridescent canvases of renowned Spanish painter, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastidas, the menu is packed with Iberian flavours.

Kick off tapas-style with starters of Smoked Ham and Manchego Croquettes with pimento aioli, or a simple plate of Pata Negra, served with pickles and artichokes. Flavoursome mains include a classic Hake in Romesco Sauce and almond olive dressing, or Vegetable Paella with sprouting broccoli, asparagus, padron peppers and saffron. Finish on a sweet note with Crema Catalana or Tarta de Santiago served with clotted cream.

Dinner is reasonably priced at £19 for two courses or £24 for three.

Looking for a lighter option, stop by after 3pm for wine and tapas – enjoy two glasses of Spanish wine with a slice of tortilla and pan con tomate for just £12.

National Gallery members receive a 10% discount at The National Dining Rooms.

With the Gallery’s Friday Lates, why not pop in and kick off the start of the weekend in Spanish style.

Inspiring art commands inspiring food so head to the National Gallery for an Iberian feast of the senses. As well as the Sorolla menu, both restaurants will be offering its signature Modern European menus, with a quintessentially British afternoon tea also available every day.

The National Dining Rooms
Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

The National Café
East Wing, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

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Thanks to National Gallery for inviting some of us from Love Pop Ups London community to come along to enjoy a food journey inspired by Sorolla art. Plus some members got to go along to enjoy a brunch at The National Cafe. Get our links to all our blogs in the comments section below.

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