Peyton & Byrne has extended its contract to provide catering across the National gallery for another eight years, in a deal worth £36m.

The firm will continue to provide catering across The National Gallery’s two restaurants ‘The National Dining Rooms’ and ‘The National Café’ as well as two cafés and a private dining room. It has held the contract for the past nine years.

Over the following year the company plans to redesign and develop new concepts for The National Café and self-service areas. Future years will see the company work with the National Gallery Company to develop and invest in other space.

Chief executive Siobhan Peyton: “We are delighted to continue providing quality catering at the fourth most visited art museum in the world and are proud to be recognised as leaders in innovation and creativity by the National Gallery Company. Peyton and Byrne’s strategy to significantly invest in our people and strengthen the management team has led to several new contract extensions with The National Gallery being our crowning jewel. We plan to continue enhancing and building upon our successes going forwards”.

Oliver Peyton, founder of Peyton and Byrne, said: “The National Gallery is one of the greatest museums in the world and it is critical that the dining experience is world class too. Following 9 years’ experience, Peyton and Byrne are perfectly placed to continue enhancing the service and food standards at this iconic venue and as such we have big plans to evolve the current restaurant and café concepts. London is the greatest city in the world with one of the best culinary scenes, which inspires our creativity and innovations. We intend to lead by example and keep ahead of the competition with our originality and focus on quality and exceptional provenance”.