Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 11pm | Lunch: 12 - 3pm | Supper: 6 - 10pm
We are open all day for bar snacks and drinks
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Rochelle Canteen at ICA
Rochelle Bar & Canteen at The Institute of Contemporary Arts on The Mall is now open. The ICA opened in 1947, a space for artists, writers and scientists to debate new ideas. In 2017 Stefan Kalmár of Artists Space, New York took over as director with an exciting new programme of exhibitions, films, talks and events starting at the beginning of October. The building has been stripped back to its former modernist simplicity, with our new bar and canteen to complement it. Rochelle Bar & Canteen will include a daily changing menu reflective of our honest, classic cooking style. The ICA also has two beautiful rooms upstairs overlooking The Mall available to book for events. Ben Coombs is head chef, while Fin Spiteri has designed our drinks list and will be in overall charge of the bar and front of house.
The food is wonderful - simple, fresh, modern and extremely tasty. The staff are friendly and helpful. The canteen is relaxed and the space will be nice when it's finished but the location is very special.
Wonderful... so excited to have this new option near our usual hotel... great food, relaxed and friendly service, and simple and stylish decor amidst the stunning views.
Excellent evening. Will return.
Excellent food and atmosphere!
Appreciated bar and lunch menu choices a little disappointed in a one crust 'pie' found staff welcoming and charming. Loved the spring flowers and comfortable temperature.
Beautiful, seasonal food and drink and a lovely quiet space.
Beautiful evening as always. Food superb and wonderful service. Loved the added bonus of chefs wandering around and serving guests - rare authenticity you normally only find in Italy.
I love it here. The atmosphere, food, service and sheer excitement in the room is magnificent. I shall be returning soon and often. Bravo!
A fabulous evening with delicious food and wine and a great venue! A very welcome addition to the Rochelle’s Canteen offering.
Excellent food. Good service. Great Eclectic vibe. Slightly overlit space; needs cloth napkins to go w price point and high quality menu. Lovely quiet space for a romantic dinner.
A beautiful space, fuss-free yet elegant food. A lovely, cosy atmosphere for dinner.
The food was very good and the general vibe was pleasant. However, the service wasn't good. There was a forty minute wait for the main course and a wait of half an hour for a mere coffee.
I was very disappointed. We waited 55 minutes to received our lunch. My roast mallard was undercooked. I sent it back, a new portion arrived which looked better but as I cut through blood still oozed from it, The staff serving were excellent and apologetic. It was cold in the restaurant and they turned on a fan heater which help a bit. It was also noisy with blasts of ghastly music coming from the adjoining display area.
Excellent food and service was also very good. Seating was a little compact but didn't at all disrupt the meal.
Exceptional food and service. Definitely will be back
Very good, quail in particular
Excellent food, slick and friendly service.
Very slow service (waiters are fine but the kitchen is slow). I came the first time for lunch and was away from work for two hours! The second time one hour and a half. Waiting half an hour for the main. I have given it a second chance but won’t be coming back for lunch again. I would suggest you do an express lunch menu and reduce your prices. Lunch for two- just mains and non-alcoholic drinks for £50 is not great. Especially if you compare this to other lunch or pre-theatre deals. I love the atmosphere at the ICA but prefer the set up that was in place prior to Rochelle. We used to come for team lunches (10people) and could have a drink and warm meal for £12 per head and be ready within the hour. Rochelle is lovely but because of your prices and speed, it has become a place only for special occasions and for small parties. I am very fond of the location and have been back for wine and bar food later that evening which I will do again.
Wonderful food with a small well chosen selection of wine.
Excellent meal, shame we had to wait so long for our pudding to arrive
Convenient reservation system, efficient and friendly service and great food.
Food was gorgeous in an amazing building
Wonderful dinner - combined with a movie the perfect night out, but the food and lovely service make this a destination in and of itself.