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Cafe @ V&A Museum

) #603 of 17,849 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Cafe, European, British
Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
+44 20 7942 2000
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge
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Reviewed today

The staff at the cafe in the inner court at V&A museum did not really know what they were doing. It took more than 10 minutes to get a latte,even though there were only 2 people in front of me in the line. When the...More

Thank BasicsTouring
Reviewed yesterday

The food is simple but the place allow you to rest and recharge after the walking around the museum. It give you a cozy and comfy feeling when you enjoy your meal in the place that is surrounded by the artefacts.....

Thank sllo2017
Reviewed yesterday

There are 2 x beautiful rooms where you can have tea/coffee/cake. One is decorated by William Morris with its Burne-Jones windows – in dark green and subdued golds. . But the cosy Poynter Room is my favourite, with its blue and white tiles and stained-glass...More

Thank Katqueena
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Victorian Afternoon Tea as a treat for our 9 year old daughter. Our two year old also accompanied us and enjoyed the tea thoroughly. The location of the cafe is ideal and easy to find. The ambiance is very impressive. Service is...More

Thank Tripname2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Im sorry but I wasted too much time going to different food and drink sections then off to another area to pay, its too time consuming if a manager is reading this then please make it more easier, pleasant surroundings though in the Dining Area

Thank Willitsgoodtotalk
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can eat in the historic dining rooms in the V & A decorated by William Morris etc. and they are perfectly fabulous and well worth it. However, it's no fun buying the food. You have to queue for savoury dishes, then if you want...More

Thank Reflectorgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always make sure I stop here while in the museum. Afternoon Tea is a must do while in UK. they also have GLUTEN FREE tea treats ( not sure how you call these cakes/ treats ). and lots vegetarian options, and they serve coffee,...More

Thank Weilun K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grand rooms at the cafe of the V&A and worth dropping into. The hot food was ok but not the best. Had chewy pasta and my wife had a baked Sweet Potato which was covered in raw onion and salad! However, coffees and cakes looked...More

Thank AndyBaker65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to relax after running around at the V&A I enjoyed late afternoon tea and cake with my son, we loved the ceiling and the decor too.

Thank Bobbi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered around the museum and in need of toilets stumbled upon this beautiful cafe As you walk towards the cold salads & sandwiches selection just grab a tray and add your items , a completely separate area for beverages and another for hot meals...More

Thank independantice
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Hi! Do you all know if this is a good place to do work? Do they have wifi?
29 January 2017|
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Response from forshara | Reviewed this property |
Definitely noisy!! The acoustics in the rooms amplify sound.
Is it possible to reserve a table in advance?
31 October 2016|
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Response from Rome_at_Easter | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need to. It's a cafeteria type system, you get your food, pay at the till and then sit down. People coming and going all the time. I guess if you are a very large group you could call them beforehand and... More
how much is it ???
19 January 2016|
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Response from Norman M | Reviewed this property |
Museum entry free, sandwich or snack about £5, decent lunch £12-15. Reasonable prices for London.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Knightsbridge
  • Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7942 2000
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