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Whitechapel Gallery Cafe bar

) #6,504 of 18,188 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ British, Cafe
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, England
+44 20 7522 7896
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
7 May 2017
“Nice place - good coffee”
5 Feb 2017
“Friendly service, decent coffee and cakes ”
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British, Cafe
$$ - $$$
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, England
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

I was visting the gallery with friends and we met up here for coffee. Good stuff , a mixed blend from Brazil .

Thank Mark Benjamin L
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

... but would have liked bigger cups. Interior decor was as visually appealing as you'd expect from a venue that is all about what things look like.

Thank derbynightshelter
Reviewed 23 January 2017

You wouldn't imagine that Parsnip and Pistachio cake could be one of the nicest things to eat. But it so is. Excellent coffee - albeit quite expensive - lifted my mood. It was a very rainy and cold night and it was the last possible...More

Thank GreerNicholson
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place to drink a coffee in a relaxed athmosphere far from the crowd. Been there several times during my stay and always found great staff

Thank Teresa70
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Paid just under £11 for a cereal bowl size portion of boiled white rice with vegetable stew. The stew tasted ok - but was not a. it was underheated - too cold and b. most of the bowl was just boiled white rice - the...More

Thank brendanmcsweeney
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Gallery is in great shape but not the café/bar. At least not on my last visit. Service was slow even though there were not many customers. When my (very nice) open sandwich eventually arrived it was followed a few minutes later by a course...More

Thank vickeegan
Reviewed 18 September 2016

very good cakes on this cafe very comfortable because is inside to whitechapel gallery and you can take a good rest here between the visi time. quite expensive

Thank marina97
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Not having used the Cafe before I was pleasantly surprised by the standard of the food.I had a smoked salmon open sandwich on toasted bread with cream cheese and some accompanying leaves.It was delicious but another piece of bread would have made it even better.The...More

Thank eric w
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

What a nice coffee in a great space. Just a little cafe near the front of the building. Well worth a visit as excellent service. Bill comes in a little glass for you to pay into. Awesome !

Thank Andrew-Leakey
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Cracking little coffee shop... The lemon and ginger tea came in a chinese metal teapot which was deceptively capacious . The staff were so friendly the place looked clean,really enjoyed my Saturday afternoon.

Thank yannn1982
Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world
class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to
be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of
Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the
Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious
legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour
groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden
squares, these days you're more likely to catch a
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, England
  • Public Transportation: Right on top of Aldgate East tube station on the District and Hammersmith and City line.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7522 7896
  • E-mail
The new Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room offers a unique dining experience, championing British ingredients and using local seasonal produce in an eclectic and interesting way. Acclaimed Head Chef Maria Elia has adopted a ‘short but sweet’ eclectic menu, which will change and evolve on a regular basis. She introduces diners to different textures and flavors of vegetables, as well as seasonal fresh fish and meat. With the launch of her new book The Modern Vegetarian, there will always be something on the menu to tempt vegetarians!
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