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Cafe @ V&A Museum

Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
+44 20 7942 2000
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cromwell Road | South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy around lunchtime but is you are there with a 91 year old you have no choice. There toilet facilities were limited and the mens and disabled toilet were upstairs

Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tea and coffee after seeing an exhibition but we were disappointed at what we thought was excessive prices. Service was good and the place was clean including tables. Love the William Morris designed space and tiles

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the decor of the two rooms with their tiled walls and beautiful lights as we ate our lunch. Such a unique location but also lovely to eat outside on a warm day

Thank Deanne555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I regularly stop here but I must say it is erratic in the quality of food and staff service. Last Sunday I visited with my two children and a baby and found it ridiculously busy, the cake was dull and stale, no seats indoors and...More

Thank Smartipantsbaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dimly lit and cakes very expensive - £4 for a scone?! Good, reasonable coffee. Disorganised paying system.

Thank MrsBoxerDog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is overcrowded and expensive and one has to line up separately for different items; I do not go there any more.

Thank Helen17112013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best Cafe I've ever been to but they do have nice cakes and drinks. Although the menu suffers a bit from the weirdness that seems to creep into some museums and galleries food choices a reasonable lunch can be had here too. Plenty...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The courtyard coffee bar did not have any gluten free option and in the main cafe, they did not have any gluten free bread or rolls. If you buy salad or soup, surely, in this day and age, it is not too difficult to have...More

Thank poglette
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Beautiful setting, along with a lovely museum. But lunch in the café was poor. The chicken was supposed to be lime and garlic, but had no flavour at all. The broccoli was cold and not sure where the roasted part of the new potatoes came...More

Thank barbara t
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We enjoyed our coffee and scones here at the cafe. Lovely atmosphere too. Unfortunately experienced marred by the tills not working properly - we queued for several minutes at one set of tills, were then told they not working and we then queued again at...More

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29 January 2017|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
Seems a bit of waste to work here. There is art and there is people watching.
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
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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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