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St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt

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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
+44 20 7766 1100
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Today
11:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 20:00
Wed 08:00 - 18:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a lovely place to sit and relax a bit and grab something to eat. The food is ok, nothing out of the ordinary I'd say but definitely enjoyable. Now, the apple crumble they serve there is a completely different story... That's world class apple crumble, nothing beats that desert probably any day of the year but especially in the... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As all the cafes around Trafalgar Square were full, we were advised by a local to visit the cafe in the crypt. We found the cafe spacious and there were seats available. Being in the crypt of a famous church, we found the atmosphere unusual but welcoming. The restaurant is self-service but the staff behind the counters were friendly and... More 

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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the crypt for a cup of tea and cake .It was very good .lemon drizzle , chocolate cake ,an Almond tart ;heaven !

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went into the Café in the Crypt with a party of friends before we headed off for a walk around the City. The area was clean, the atmosphere very pleasing and we enjoyed a really super coffee of choice or herbal tea with a snack served with a smile. I hadn't been there before but would certainly go back and... More 

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Bridgend
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the beautiful church we decided to take the lift down to the crypt to try out their cafe. We had two coffees and a huge slice of chocolate cake. The cake was rather expensive £3.50 a slice, we bought one slice and shared it between the two of us. I wouldn't say it was the best cake I... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost stumbled on this cafe/restaurant opposite the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square but what a stumble! Very limited choice of main meals but outstanding Fish and Chips the first night and my wife's veg option were so good we made the trek back for our second night. They must be the most generous helpings outside America and outstanding quality... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really beautiful surroundings . Very helpful friendly staff . We tried three different cakes and each was rock hard and tasted oddly of bicarbonate of soda with whole bits of sugar . The cakes were the worst cakes we have had . Coffee very nice

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Thank A J
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful church view from outside has a very simple view inside and the best low budget restaurant "hidden" in the crypta. Had the best meal (broccolis soup, bread and apple crumble pie with vanilla cream) for a really affordable price. The payment man have been a bit rude while I was trying the find my coins, but wasn't enough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in a cool location, with a nice layout, in addition there is hot food available and it is suitable for kids

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London, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is very attractive but, unfortunately, the quality both in the food and in the drinks, coffee etc, is lacking. It gets very busy so one is encouraged to eat, drink and go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Soups, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7766 1100
Description
The Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London. Locals and visitors from around the world return again and again to take in the striking atmosphere and enjoy the freshly prepared food. The Café is the perfect place to escape from a busy day out in the capital. Whether taking a break from the office or the tourist trail, the Café's location in the heart of Trafalgar Square makes it easy to find and its modern glass pavilion entrance is fully accessible. Once inside the Crypt there is a warm welcome awaiting you with beautiful 18th century architecture brick-vaulted ceilings, historic tombstones beneath your feet and delicious home-cooked food to feast your eyes and stomach on. Don't forget to check out the popular Wednesday night Jazz Nights. Our food is freshly prepared on-site using ingredients from local and national sustainable sources where possible and at great value. With hot and cold mains, cakes, sandwiches, salads and the perfect afternoon tea, there is something for everyone in this award-winning café.

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