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Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe

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Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
+44 (0)20 8299 8717
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 16
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Light lunches excellent

We had a coffee at the outside cafe before visiting the gallery and was surprised that the milk was on a table in the sun. After seeing the Ravilious exhibition we checked the prices for eating in the cafe and was pleasantly surprised at the prices. We were spoilt for choice on the light lunches so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a coffee at the outside cafe before visiting the gallery and was surprised that the milk was on a table in the sun. After seeing the Ravilious exhibition we checked the prices for eating in the cafe and was pleasantly surprised at the prices. We were spoilt for choice on the light lunches so we had two different... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent service and wonderful tea and cakes. Take advantage of the outside seating when weather permits.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Neither of these are available in this cafe or the other one in the grounds of the Picture Gallery. Seems surprising in view of the location and footfall. In order to obtain these one has to walk to the much more pleasant Pavilion Cafe in Dulwich Park off Dulwich Road, just a 5 minute stroll to a much more customer... More 

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

Hello Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that you found our menu lacking in gluten free cakes. We do offer a lovely gluten free orange cake and we're able to adapt 8 out of 10 dishes on our menu to accommodate our guests who are intolerant to gluten. Apologies if this wasn't explained to you by our staff. We'll... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We dropped-in for a coffee and Danish before heading into the gallery to see the Ravilious collection. Very clean, good staff and excellent quality coffee and pastries. Prices set at a premium, but worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The best place in Dulwich to have a coffee and with the summer we have had to sit outside looking at the delightful garden, it beats any cafée

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice cafe, excellent food, service a little slow, and it's always full so expect to wait about 15 minutes for a table. Reasonable prices (£20 for two course lunch including drinks/ person).

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East Sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First time to the Gallery (for the Ravilious show) and decided on a coffee before going in. Expected the usual gallery fare - sarnies and a strong emphasis on cake - but a smiling young waitress asked us if we'd like the lunch menu as she led our to our table. It was 12.30, we'd come a long way, so... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

£9.00 for a burger was I thought pretty steep as this was ALL you had with no trimmings. Service inside the restaurant was confused as instructions for the salad bar were inadequate and resulted in us taking 3 times more than we realised we were entitled to for the price. The plus side was that the manager was called and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sat outside in the lovely sunshine to have a light lunch. Small menu but very good. Staff friendly and so nice to find somewhere to eat out. Can park in Dulwich Park across the road.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A prompt service anand tasty food! Very convenient and definitely worth a visit ....either before or after a visit to the gallery!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8299 8717
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?