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Autumn Season production menus 2017

Semiramide

As the weather turns colder, our consolation is menus bursting with colourful autumn and winter produce. Join us in Balconies Restaurant for Great British indulgences such as roast partridge with savoy cabbage and prune and bacon rolls, or succulent veal chop with Montpelier butter and spinach. Missing the sun? We have iced passion fruit soufflé with toasted marshmallow and tropical fruit salad – a veritable island holiday on a plate.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Semiramide .


Sylvia

Just as Frederick Ashton’s ballet is a feast for the senses, so too is a meal amid the bustle of the Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar. Best of all, when you pre-book food and drink to accompany your visit, the table is yours for the entire evening. The lively menu includes salad of grilled leek with pea shoots, herbs, soft-boiled egg and walnut pesto, and sumptuous vitello tonnato. Finish on a dramatic note with blackcurrant poached pear, Ruinart rosé Champagne syllabub and brandy snap.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Sylvia .


Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci

Make the most of this mouthwatering double bill with a meal in Balconies Restaurant. Feeling Italophile? Opt for buffalo ricotta with autumn mushrooms, grilled artichoke and rocket. Love classic smoked salmon? We’re serving it thickly sliced with an exquisite devilled egg mousse and potato pancake. For a spectacular finale, try our new spiced pineapple with lemon sorbet and basil.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci.


The Nutcracker

Enjoy the festive atmosphere in the Amphitheatre Restaurant, with classic favourites such as Endive salad with Roquefort, walnuts and croutons, fillet of sea bass with puy lentils and salsa verde, or duck breast with orange and green peppercorn sauce. And what better way to ensure a happy ending than chocolate tart with espresso cream.

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Rigoletto

A table in Balconies Restaurant perfectly complements the drama of Rigoletto. Our sophisticated menu includes seductive starters of pan-fried scallops with artichoke purée, gremolata and lemon oil, as well as tartare of Shetland salmon with dill and green peppercorns. In a more rustic mood? Opt for the hearty bouillabaisse with traditional accompaniments of rouille and croutons. Ruinart rosé Champagne baba makes the perfect frothy finish.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Rigoletto .


Winter Season production menus 2017/18

Salome

Revel in the great traditions of Covent Garden on your trip to see Salome. A table in the Crush Room or Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar lets you dine on the likes of whole lobster mayonnaise, rare roast beef with leeks vinaigrette, or punchy tomatoes stuffed with saffron rice, peppers, rocket and romesco sauce. Can’t resist pudding? With passion fruit tart and a delectable tiramisu to choose from, no one could blame you.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Salome.


Tosca

Toast Puccini’s thriller with a fresh rhubarb Bellini made with Ruinart Champagne. We have a delightful selection of seasonal canapés to accompany your drinks before curtain up, too. Come the opera’s two intervals, relax and dine on dishes including duck with pickled endive, watercress and chilli jam, and roast beetroot puff pastry tart with buffalo ricotta.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Tosca.


Giselle

What could better match this haunting ballet than a seductively dark, bittersweet chocolate mousse? Balconies Restaurant has plenty of other romantic options for Giselle fans, too. Start perhaps with Italy’s prosciutto San Daniele, served with grilled pear, walnuts and rocket, or Portland crab with fine beans and tarragon dressing. Vegetarians will adore our lemon and basil risotto topped with grilled spring onions, while carnivores can treat themselves to loin of venison.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Giselle.


Carmen

A classic opera deserves classic dishes. Join us in Balconies Restaurant for Provençal-style fish soup, or Oscietra caviar with blinis, crème fraîche and chives. Follow with hake with saffron mash, or Dover sole with Champagne and oysters, then pistachio tart with bitter chocolate cream, for a meal that celebrates the finer things in life. Prefer the bustling Champagne Bar? Try our new brawn served in the French style or traditional British potted shrimps.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Carmen.


The Winter's Tale

We’ve designed our winter menus to be as compelling as Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet. For vivacious colours and vibrant tastes, look no further than the Crush Room, where we have escabeche of red mullet with scallops, fennel, blood orange and basil, and beef carpaccio with Cipriani dressing. Our British cheeseboard is the perfect way to finish off a bottle of red or, for a frothy finale, opt for meringue and mascarpone roulade with tropical fruit salad.

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about The Winter's Tale.


From the House of the Dead

Quintessential seasonal ingredients take pride of place on our menus. For this Royal Opera premiere of Janáček’s final work, our Balconies Restaurant has velvety Jerusalem artichoke soup topped with truffle scented cream, and guinea fowl with savoy cabbage, juniper and glazed shallot. In the Crush Room you won’t want to miss truffle-marinated buffalo mozzarella with vegetables à la Grecque, or dark chocolate delice with orange cream.

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Autumn Season production menus 2018

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Our menus for the Ring Cycle have been specially designed by chef Matthew Harris, formerly Chef Director of Bibendum restaurant, to ensure you enjoy your evening to the fullest. Whether you dine in the new Amphitheatre level restaurant, Crush Room or the Balconies Restaurant, the table is yours for the duration of the performance. Our menus change for each performance and we have a special package price for the complete Ring Cycle.
Package prices:
Amphitheatre restaurant £320
Crush restaurant £375
Balconies restaurant £450
Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar £375

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Das Rheingold

Celebrate the opening of the Ring Cycle with a delightful three-course meal before curtain-up. Our menus readily mix classic combinations with modern verve. Look forward to premium ingredients, from Russian-style Balik salmon, to Portland crab, Bayonne ham and rare roast peppered fillet of beef.
Amphitheatre restaurant three-course menu £60
Crush restaurant three-course menu £65
Balconies restaurant three-course menu £85
Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar four-course menu £65

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Das Rheingold.

Die Walküre

Royal Opera House Restaurants take pride in serving the finest native seafood, from whole lobster mayonnaise to grilled Shetland salmon and a luxurious crab, leek and saffron tart. Enjoy two courses in the first interval, then your main course and dessert during the extended second interval.
Amphitheatre restaurant four-course menu £100
Crush restaurant four-course menu £120
Balconies restaurant four-course menu £140
Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar four-course menu £120

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Die Walküre.

Siegfried

We're showcasing fresh picks from the autumn harvest in contemporary dishes that make taste buds sing. Think cauliflower soup with tarragon cream and toasted almonds; autumn mushrooms with grilled artichokes, rocket and buffalo ricotta; or hearty pearled spelt risotto. And who can resist a seasonal pudding? Blackcurrant cheesecake is sure to provide a fabulous finale.
Amphitheatre restaurant four-course menu £100
Crush restaurant four-course menu £120
Balconies restaurant four-course menu £140
Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar four-course menu £120

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Siegfried.

Götterdämmerung

Make the most of game season. Our menus take in epicurean delights such as game terrine, roast partridge, and venison carpaccio with spiced quince and watercress. Finish with a rich prune and Armagnac crème brûlée, or adults-only port and blackcurrant jelly with madeleine and Chantilly cream.
Amphitheatre restaurant four-course menu £100
Crush restaurant four-course menu £120
Balconies restaurant four-course menu £140
Paul Hamlyn Hall Champagne Bar four-course menu £120

To make a reservation go to your Account. Find out more about Götterdämmerung.