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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Probably great if it's not too busy

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
hilaryf17
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Reading, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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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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Slindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Staff needed a little more training, but very welcoming. Good quality meal, limited menu but thoroughly enjoyable

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Limited menu, but great food, great ambiance, fantastic service. With access to the lawns, and outside tables and chairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Such a beautiful, relaxed place for lunch / afternoon tea. We visited one Sunday afternoon and were greeted by a quintessentially English scene: chairs and tables were laid on the lawn, well-behaved children were running around barefoot and everyone had a smile on their face. It was a bit like stepping back in time to a nicer place that existed... More 

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Middx London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just wanted to have a coffee and cake before visiting the Ravilious exhibition. So we waited to be seated, then we waited to be served .Eventually the cake arrived followed 10 mins later by the coffee. Then we waited and waited for the bill! We almost gave up and walked out at this point! It is a small cafe catering... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife, daughter and I agreed that this was an excellent lunch - just what was needed after a visit to an interesting exhibition in the Gallery. Front-of-house-manager dealt efficiently and pleasantly with the waiting queue. We didn't have to wait long to be seated. Waiting staff right on the ball: took the order quickly and the food wasn't long... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?