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St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Courtyard

) #4,542 of 18,131 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Cafe, British, European
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
+44 20 7766 1100
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (10 reviews)
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden away from the bustle of Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross this little outdoor cafe is an oasis of calm in busy London. Not very large, good menu and pleasant service

Thank Bobbio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited last Monday afternoon with my friend while we were in London for a few days. We were just wandering around looking for somewhere to eat and came across the Cafe in the Courtyard and thought it looked really nice. We found the prices...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor cafe of the beautiful church is one of those spots which is easily overlooked in favour for the Prets abd Starbucks nearby but well worth visting. Much quieter and less commercial it offers secluded seating right in the middle of the hubbub of...More

Thank Susanne W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Arrived at Trafalgar Square in torrential rain and spotted this canopied restaurant in the impressive courtyard of St Martins in the Fields. A great way to stay outdoors in a storm and still remain dry. The staff have been great and very friendly. The salmon...More

Thank EmmaM_11
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I found myself early for an appointment so I re-visited St Martins-in-the-Field Cafe in the Courtyard for a quick stop . . . .it really is a lovely place to be in the middle of busy London. The quality seating and tables are well shaded...More

Thank Natasha_J_Soliar
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We tried to eat at moderately priced restaurants while we were in London. The Cafe at St. Martin-in-the-Fields was a great surprise. We had Coq-au-Vin, with lots of vegetables affordably. This cafe is more like a cafeteria, but still had good food. The atmosphere is...More

Thank Nadine T
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We visited this cafe on a Thursday evening and thought it looked lovely in a calm and serene area. It was comfortable, however we had to wait to be seated and then wait a very long time before our order was taken. It took a...More

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here before a lecture in national portrait gallery we only had an hour but it took 35mins just to bring us cheese and bread. It was worth the wait though food was lovely and staff, although slow, were very friendly. It was nice...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stopped here as the sun was out and the café looked inviting. We enjoyed tasty coffee which packed a punch. Nice location and although in an extreamly busy area it is set 'in a courtyard' away from the hustle and bustle.

Thank TillyC-S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It was a gorgeous day, perfectly suited for lunch outside. The fish & chips were washed away with a great London pale ale. We loved both. Staff is quick and friendly.

Thank frankiest2015
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7766 1100
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Whether looking for a tasty escape from a day in the office, shopping or sightseeing, the Cafe in the Courtyard is the ideal retreat. Set just off Trafalgar Square in the open terrace behind St Martin-in-the-Fields church, the Cafe in the Courtyard is the ideal spot to take away a coffee, sandwich or salad or the perfect central location to meet up with friends for lunch, afternoon tea or evening delights.
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