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Celebrate Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov with our new Russian-inspired cocktail

Our restaurants have created a new cocktail of vodka, rosemary and lime for winter productions.

By Albie Ray (Head of Hospitality, ROH Enterprises)

3 January 2016 at 10.21am | Comment on this article

For many people a glass of champagne is synonymous with their visit to the Royal Opera House, but what about a measure of vodka instead? Inspired by the Russian origins of Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov and our upcoming Mighty Handful concert, we have created a brand new cocktail of vodka, rosemary and lime to enjoy during your visit to Covent Garden.

Regular guests love our themed cocktails and our Nutcracker combination of Ruinart champagne with pomegranate and blueberry has proved so popular this festive season that some guests request it even when they have not come to see the ballet!

For those who prefer wine, we have expanded the number offered by the glass. This makes exploring our wine list even more satisfying and allows those dining with us to readily enjoy a different wine alongside each course.

With a shellfish starter you might try, the Chenin Blanc from Force Majeur – an interesting producer taking a low-intervention approach. Follow it with high-grown Don David Reserve Malbec and a grilled steak, then sip Grand Pre Pomme D’Or Ice Cider from Nova Scotia with cheese or dessert. For advice on matching, simply speak to your server.

Our wine list is ever-evolving. Recent additions include a Rioja Gran Riserva and a new selection of Bordeaux wines. Customers in our Balconies Restaurant particularly enjoy Bordeaux and we have chosen these additional bottles to reflect the region’s response to increasing quality competition from New World producers.

By contrast we also have a selection of premium Penfold’s Shiraz including St Henri and RWT from the Barossa Valley.

You can browse the Royal Opera House wine list online and, for convenience, pre-order via your account.

Royal Opera House Restaurants have a wide range of menus designed specifically to complement each production on stage. Find out more about the menus and dining options.

You can add a restaurant reservation to an upcoming performance up to 72 hours before depending on availability. To make a reservation go to your Account.


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