With its chandeliers, oil paintings and opulent reds and golds, the Crush Room harks back to the 19th century origins of the Royal Opera House building. Service too, takes its cue from times past, with butlers on hand to attend to your needs. The menu of cold dishes makes the most of locally sourced produce, from baked British salmon and potted mackerel, to rare roast beef and English farmhouse cheese.
Many wines and Champagnes are available by the glass, and of course you can return to your table in the interval for a delicious dessert.
Nutcracker Afternoon Tea
A Nutcracker Christmas Lunch and Sugar Plum Fairy Afternoon Tea © Royal Opera House Restaurants 2012
Wrap up your visit to The Nutcracker this winter with a magical afternoon tea. Designed by master pastry chef Claire Clark MBE, our exquisite selection of fancies includes Nutcracker-decorated marmalade macarons, chocolate fudge cakes in the shape of a Christmas tree, and our new double white chocolate and walnut cake. Sandwiches of smoked salmon, cucumber, egg and salt beef, plus scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream are also available. You can also add a celebratory glass of Ruinart champagne to the occasion. Children are welcomed with their own menu (£15). The Nutcracker afternoon tea is £25 for adults or £37.50 with a glass of champagne.
See Menu options and pricing for this restaurant. To make a reservation go to your Account page on the ROH website. You can add a restaurant reservation to your shopping basket up to 72 hours before performances depending on availability. Or, simply telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9254.