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“Disappointing lunch”
Review of The Keeper's House

The Keeper's House
Ranked #6,804 of 24,831 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Description: The Keeper's House restaurant prides itself on an ever changing menu of modern British food with a focus on seasonal and foraged ingredients. With plenty of exciting elements and novel combinations on the menu, The Keeper's cuisine mirrors the creativity and innovation at the heart of The Royal Academy of Arts. Adjacent to the restaurant, The Shenkman Bar offers outstanding cocktails developed by our expert bartenders. From a perfectly made martini to a classic Negroni, our experienced team are happy to mix your favourite drink and then some.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Trip to London in March.
Lunch for two. We chose the set menu.
First course: pheasant and pork terrine. This did not have any noticeable taste of pheasant.
Main course: Braised beef cheek on mashed potato. My piece of beef was served as a single lump of meat. It seemed as if it had not been braised for long enough as the fat had not rendered out to make it tender. The mash was very liquid.
Service: Our waiter had not been trained adequately and handed plates across one person to another. There was plenty of space to go around the table to serve the other person. I mentioned this to the person at reception after the meal.

Thank Gloria645
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Wife and I usually go to London for the various exhibitions...we think it's great to have a morning stroll through rooms of paintings followed by a lunch at the venue's on site restaurant.

This was our first time at Keeper's House. First impressions were good: small, well decorated, intimate even, well lit etc. Has modest sized food and wine menus, ideal for lunch.

The waiter told us the special was mussels and chips and he warned us that the portion would be large. So, we skipped a starter and went for the mussels as the main course. This was an error: we are not particularly large eaters but the portion was disappointingly small. In fact, it would barely do justice as a first course. We would not usually have a dessert but we felt the need to do so on this ocasion.

I was also a bit surprised about the price: £19:50 for what we considered to be a modest sized main course serving. So, after an average priced wine, all in all the bill was just short of £100, which we concluded was expensive for what we had.

I have rated the expense as mid range, but it is on the high side of this. The standard is not fine dining in my opinion.

I have rated this venue as a 3. Had the food been better value I would have gone to a 4.

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Thank 641rogerg
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

'The Restaurant' located downstairs at The Royal Academy is expensive but the food in the self service restaurant on the floor above has always been tasty and so I booked this restaurant for a special event.
Uncooked,cold food and poor service. Had to ask for everything and it was not busy.

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Thank Stella R
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Pleasant lunch, good food - we had fish of the day and chicken - service was attentive, nice atmosphere.

Thank Janshe
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The setting is nice and service is OK. The soup was fine though bland. The salmon was over cooked and dry. It looked like it had been cooked once and reheated. It came really hot to the table and Avery even begibibg chef knows that that is a sign that the fish is over cooked. It is so easy to cook salmon properly. The glaze on the fish was very nice.

Then the cheese arrived cold! It doesn’t take a lot to know that cheese has the best taste at room temperature. It is as though the cooks just don’t care.

1  Thank Skabu
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