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Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe

Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
+44 (0)20 8299 8717
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Ranked #9,862 of 17,147 Restaurants in London
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Oxford
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I visit 3 times a year in line with the exhibitions and spent the entire afternoon there with some close friends soaking up the view of the gardens. The food was well prepared and very tasty. I had a goats cheese salad and summer pudding, my friends had a falafel and galette with heritage tomatoes followed by passion fruit cheesecake... More

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ZOEW1, Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Gail Thanks so much for your review, delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We'll see you again for Open Exhibition and Emily Carr in British Columbia! More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited here for afternoon drink and cake on a Friday afternoon in August. Service so VERY slow.Then coffee brought but cake not for 5 minutes later by which time coffee getting a bit lukewarm.I commented on this to waitress but she told me I had only just got my coffee which wasn't true. Best not to speak back to... More

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ZOEW1, Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear SallyAnne Very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience in the Cafe. We're keen to learn more so we can rectify this - please do get in touch, we'd very much like to hear from you Thank you dpg@creativetaste.co.uk More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had the most lovely breakfast here,the best I have had in a long time. The eggs were cooked to perfection and the service very good and extremely friendly. Would highly recommend.

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ZOEW1, Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Janet Thanks so much for your review, really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast, we'll see you again! More

London, England
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Decided to visit to visit for lunch today. We were looking for cafe food but struggled to find anything we wanted to eat on the menu. Father ordered the cold pea soup - would have been find if only it had been served warm! Rissoles my mother and I ordered served on an egg mayonnaise had virtually no flavour, distinct... More

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ZOEW1, Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Victoria We're very sorry to learn of your disappointment with our menu. We'd like to remedy the situation; please do get in touch with us Many thanks dpg@creativetaste.co.uk More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I like this restaurant . A friend and I regularly visit the restaurant prior to visiting the gallery.I have always found the food good, excellent service and the restaurant is light and fresh. However, recently the banquette has been moed away from the wall and the aspect when takeing tea has not been so good. I cannot see any reason... More

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ZOEW1, Director at Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tony I'm sorry to learn of your disappointment. We moved the banquette as it's former location next to the kitchen door made for a rather noisy dining experience. It now backs on to the kitchen door so has hugely improved the acoustics in the Café. I hope you visit again soon; please do make yourself known to Tom our... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Mediocre service, overpriced pretentious menu and bare-faced profiteering. Visitors to the gallery would be best advised to ignore this restaurant with it inflexible rules designed to earn its greedy owners maximum profit and visit nearby Gail's where the service and variety could not be more different. As a Friend of the Gallery, it's time to evaluate how damaging to the... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Dulwich Picture Gallery’s restaurant’s objectives are to provide refreshments for the many visitors who view the paintings and to charge slightly higher prices than the market rate in order to provide modest funds towards the running costs of this remarkable gallery. The restaurant is famous for its afternoon teas which are deemed to be amongst London’s top ten. It... More

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London
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were a group of 3 and not particularly hungry but we had a cake each and 3 different teas. The coffee cake was probably the best I have ever tasted, the carrot cake was excellent. My townie was good, the vanilla ice-cream that came with it was wonderful and our 3 teas were great. The other food that we... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We shared a vegetarian mixed plate to start, one excellent Smoked haddock gratin, one excellent lamb salad, one glass wine and a soft drink..... Good value at just over £40 incl service. Busy but service OK. I suspect mixed reviews reflect a very busy spot.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I am a frequent and long standing visitor to the Cafe as I am a friend of the gallery . Sometimes I bring friends and family but also, frequently visit the cafe on my own. Today I was made to feel very much surplus to requirements. First in line for the next available table, I was overlooked twice in favour... More

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