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José Pizarro to open two restaurants at the RA

The two locations on Piccadilly have been created in collaboration with the academy and its catering and hospitality partner, Company of Cooks

The José Pizarro group of restaurants, pubs and tapas bars has announced that this August, the namesake chef will open two new restaurants at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA).

The two locations on Piccadilly have been created in collaboration with the academy and its catering and hospitality partner, Company of Cooks.

On the ground floor, the Poster Bar by José will offer an informal, drop-in, all-day menu of tapas and drinks, whilst upstairs José Pizarro at the RA is a seated restaurant, located in the Dorfman Senate Room.

Jo Prosser, director of audience and experience at the RA, said: “Conviviality has been part and parcel of the Royal Academy for the past 250 years: a place to meet, to talk, to debate, to celebrate art and artists, often with a glass in hand and good food on the table.

“We are truly delighted to welcome José and his team to the RA, whose passions and commitment to quality are so closely aligned with our own.”

Rob Fredrickson, managing director of Company of Cooks, added: “This is a fantastic collaboration and our whole team is enthusiastic to learn under the great man himself and we can’t wait to open and bring this unique experience to our customers.”

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