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Cafe Panini

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20 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0QP, England
+44 20 7630 7417
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The food is really great. The restaurant is well located if you are waiting for the Change of the Guards. Just to have some food or a coffee

Thank Madelon O
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A pervasive aura of grease on the food, tables and in the air. Truly awful! It does offer somewhere to rest ones feet after walking round the Palace!

2 Thank Harry L
Stockport, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is far and away the worst dining experience I've ever had. The owner is rude, the food mediocre and the prices extortionate. It should be given a zero rating. It's not clean at all and gives a very poor impression of London. Pity the poor tourist or local who decides to set foot in this dive. What a rip... More 

2 Thank YVR-BEG
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped by this place to grab a bite to eat and use the bathrooms. The first thing that got my attention and displeased me was the gross restrooms/toilets. Cleanliness is important in the food industry. The next thing that caught my attention was the freezer adjacent from the bathrooms. This freezer storages food and had no lock. I just... More 

3 Thank Mymissb
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Came here as me and a girlfriend really fancied a panini and couldn't find one elsewhere, so got an underground and walked 10 minutes specifically to get the lunch we wanted. We sat outside on a table which was wobbly and dirty, we were brought out two paninis which were actually toasted baguettes which were crushed and poorly presented. We... More 

Thank arg23
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We entered because I fancied a bowl of chips and a drink before travelling back to Newcastle. We kindly asked if we could order just them and who believe was the owner came across showing us the size of a bowl of chips wanting to make it clear that we couldn't. I then said to my partner to get a... More 

Thank MarthaFash
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stopped in for a bite to eat on Christmas Eve when we were asked by the owner "what are you doing, do you want a toilet?" When we were simply looking for a seat. Not the best way to be greeted at an average cafe. Food was ok but nothing to rave about. Won't come here... More 

Thank Shamlyn06
Casablanca, Morocco
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The beef was prepared perfectly and the french fries were crispy as i like them. A nice place if you wish to eat quickly.

Thank Robb C
Salta, Argentina
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183 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The service was average as well as the quality of breakfast. But the place is so tiny that the smell of frying eggs and bacon gets glued to your hair and clothes all day long!

Thank argiequeen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Gross!!! Do not eat here!!! Food very cheap and nasty, staff hovering over us trying to take our plates away while we were still eating, gave us the bill when we were still eating and we hadn't asked for it! If I had gone to the toilet before eating I wouldn't have eaten here!!!! Gross!!!! Please don't spoil your stay... More 

1 Thank Lou H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
Cafe, Italian, International, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Buckingham Palace Road | Victoria, London SW1W 0QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighbourhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7630 7417

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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