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Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe

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Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
+44 (0)20 8299 8717
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Rather overpriced and confused

£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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
dandjaldridge
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The service was almost non existent, the waiters more interested in each other than serving me. I am in my sixties and on my own but surely not invisible. I waited 10 minutes without being served and eventually got up and complained. The manager apologised and then walked away. This is not my first experience of high handedness and general... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good choice of meals and snacks Service with a smile Healthy options Outside seating in good weather Reasonable 'London' prices

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I immediately thought it seemed overpriced & a bit of a rip off but everyone was hungry so we ordered. 2 people had a charcuterie sharing platter. This was around £15 & seemed to involve 5 or 6 slices of underwhelming but ok charcuterie & a few slices of bread. 2 of us had a salad with halloumi, pesto &... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant small cafe which struggles to cope at busy times. We wanted a quick bite before seeing the exhibition. We had to wait for a table - ok, it was busy - but then waited nearly half an hour before anything, even a glass of water, arrived. Sitting outside in the hot sun with no shade didn't help. Service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

went to an exhibition and decided to get some drinks before hand. Place looks really nice and clean table outside. Weather was good, so sat down. Nothing. Went inside to the counter to ask for coffees, told "table service", we'll come to you. Waited. Eventually nice fella turned up and took the order for 2 drinks. Then we waited, and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A friend and I were visiting the Ravilious exhibition, and decided to have coffee and cake before we started. It took over an hour to arrive once ordered, but was nice enough. Returning for lunch this time we were seated inside. From our table we could see into the kitchen, which did not look particularly clean and there were chips... More 

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Additional Information about Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe

Address: Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8299 8717
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
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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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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