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Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe

Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
+44 (0)20 8299 8717
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English first
York, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Three of us enjoyed a delicious lunch at the gallery today. Two people shared a vegetarian platter and one had gravalax. The vegetarian platter of grilled vegetables was nicely presented on a wooden board with olives. Bread was included and we could have asked for more. The food looked appetising and colorful. The gravalax was fresh and tasty. The service... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Not exactly a warm welcome from the staff who were plainly busy with other clients. My table was dirty but no effort was made to clean it. I ordered a cappuccino and mince pie. Cappuccino luke warm and pastry rock hard on the mince pie. I should have complained but 'afraid I just couldn't be bothered. There are other options... More 

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

Dear Mary D We're sorry to hear of your disappointment. Please do get in touch with either Tom or Betty in the Cafe as we'd very much like to have the opportunity to remedy this and demonstrate our usual high standards of service. Thank you for your feedback Zoë dpg@creativetaste.co.uk Tom & Betty: 020 8299 8719 More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I've been here on a number of occasions and it's my place of choice for a bite to eat if I'm in the area. If the weather is good then it's right opposite the lovely Dulwich Park.

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

Hi SurreyGirl Thanks for your review, great to hear we're your cafe of choice in the area! More 

Tías, Canarias, Spain
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

On a visit to london we visited this restaurant which, while a bit pricey, excelled with interesting taste combinations. The interior is modern and chic with the arty intellectual crowd chatting at the tables. The food is just great, really interesting and modern in a good way.

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

Hi Lanzarote Showcase Thanks for your great review from Wilfried our Chef and the team in the Cafe at Dulwich Picture Gallery More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A beautiful setting within the grounds of a historical, and ground breaking gallery! Take the time to enjoy this place.

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

Hi Flatwhite Thanks for that...it really is in a beautiful setting, glad you liked it More 

Midlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were in the area and decided to visit the gallery and have lunch afterwards. Amazing! Couldn't fault it. Service was first rate, friendly staff, attentive and very helpful when asked about menu. I had the goat's cheese salad. Delicious and so fresh tasting. Sometimes goat's cheese can be a bit overpowering but this was perfect, light and scrumptious. OH... More 

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

Hi Pearl Thanks so much for your great review, always good to hear that we're getting it right! Of course... do come back soon... Zoë More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Have had lunch here on more than one occasion and was more than satisfied with the experience but a spontaneous breakfast today turned out to be a bad idea. We arrived towards the end of the breakfast service and sat outside - my husband's eggs Benedict we fine but no worth the price. My veggie breakfast included a tiny disk... More 

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

Dear Meghan, We're really sorry to hear of your disappointment with breakfast. Clearly this wasn't up to our usual standards and we'd like to remedy that. Please do get in touch with Tom our General Manager dpg@creativetaste.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you More 

new york
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had lunch here a few weeks ago. The lettuce leaves hadn't been washed and still had some soil on the base of them. I pointed it out to staff to let them know. The waitress apologised and took away the plate. I hoped that they would make sure the lettuce would be washed properly in future. However on return... More 

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

Dear hello8 On behalf of Tom, our General Manager and myself, please accept our apologies for the way in which your observation was handled. We have acted on the information you have provided and revisited our customer service training, and of course have investigated the preparation of the dish in question. Please be assured that the issues you have highlighted... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My brother and I went to the super show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery about Ben and Winifred Nicholson today. When we came out it was lunchtime and we decided to eat a light lunch at the Cafe. Gallery and museum restaurant food is usually pretty predictable and overpriced and we had no high expectations but the food here was... More 

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Great to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition and your lunch. You're absolutely right, Wilfried our head chef is very passionate about the food he serves, thanks for acknowledging him! See you soon... More 

Oxford
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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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