Take a culinary tour around Britain without leaving the table at Oliver Peyton’s celebrated London restaurant, The National Dining Rooms at The National Gallery.

Following on from June’s Cornish medley, the fabulous bespoke ‘County of the Month’ menus continue throughout July and August, showcasing the best Gloucestershire and Devon has to offer.

A champion of British produce, Oliver has enlisted the help of The National Dining Rooms’ new Executive Chef Simon Duff, who trained under Marco Pierre White, and together they have devised two monthly menus, bursting with seasonal flavours and local highlights. Simon has worked hard to source only the finest locally grown ingredients by personally visiting Britain’s top small specialist producers.

July’s menu focuses on Gloucestershire’s finest produce including Gloucester Old Spot pork, Meadows Lamb and some of the region’s favourite cheeses

Gloucestershire – July

Grilled Bibury Farm Trout with Sorrel, Fennel & Savoy Cabbage Salad
Coln Valley Smoked Eel with Honey Toasted Spelt, Beetroot & Lambs Lettuce
Gloucester Old Spot Pig with Broad Bean & Wet Garlic Crush
Meadows Lamb Rack and Braised Shoulder with Caramelised Baby Turnips
Gloucester Cherry Batter Pudding with Jess’s Ladies Organic Crème Fraiche
Hayles Farm Tayberry and Raspberry Ripple
Double Gloucester Potted Cheese with Fruit Chutney, Celery and Toast
August sees a menu dedicated to the produce of coastal county Devon, with a strong focus on its abundance of fish and seafood as well as the rare Bickleigh White Park Beef Fillet, which is exclusive to The National Dining Rooms.

Devon – August

Brixham Lobster and Rabbit with Pickled Kea Plum & Watercress
Exmoor Farm Pork Belly with Devonshire Quarrenden Apple & Plymouth Gin
Bickleigh White Park Beef Fillet with Broad Beans, Horseradish & Denhay Dry Cured Bacon
Beamers Red Mullet with Beer Head Diver Scallop & Laverbread
Mini Devonshire Tea
River Dart Plum Crumble with West Hill Farm Organic Crème Fraiche
Selection of Devon Cheeses (Devon Blue, Sharpham Brie, Belstone, etc)

With County of the Month’s menus reasonably priced at only £22.50 for two and £27.50 for three courses, you can enjoy the best our green and pleasant land has to offer without leaving the big smoke.