Realising its true potential?

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Like many restaurants inside museums, The Wallace Restaurant at Marylebone’s Wallace Collection has never quite lived up to its potential. Our reporters have long felt that the dining room, with its “stunning” 18th century palazzo and atrium, was a “missed opportunity” when it came to food and service.

So let’s hope a relaunch by Peyton & Byrne will finally help it live up to expectations. Ivan Simeoli, most recently of Keeper’s House at the RA, has come onboard as head chef, although this is something of a homecoming for him as he started out working for Peyton & Byrne at the National Dining Rooms and The Wallace back in 2010.

Simeoli brings with him a new menu boasting ‘more complex’ fare, upping the restaurant’s game when it comes to set lunch and dinner menus (served Fri & Sat only). An all-day café-style menu will still be served, alongside a variety of afternoon teas.


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