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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/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Poor value for money

You can expect to spend around £7+ for coffee and cake but good coffee and nice selection of homemade cakes so that's fine. However, the lunch is very poor value for money. I had a lighter meal, Gravadlax; four ultra thin slices or salmon with similarly served pickled cucumber. Was ok, not... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Karen P
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

You can expect to spend around £7+ for coffee and cake but good coffee and nice selection of homemade cakes so that's fine. However, the lunch is very poor value for money. I had a lighter meal, Gravadlax; four ultra thin slices or salmon with similarly served pickled cucumber. Was ok, not special or worthy of the £7.95 spent. I... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the Emily Carr retrospective at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and stopped at the cafe for tea and cakes. The cafe was clean. It was staffed by bright young people. The tea was loose leaf and the cakes creamy. Why only 4 stars? The had run out of scones at 4pm! A very pleasant and relaxed venue for a... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Did not intend to stop here because of recent reviews but we had good tea(leaf in a pot), cafetiere coffee and reasonable cakes here this morning prior to our gallery visit. Staff were pleasant but possible need a bit more training to cope with busy periods more efficiently.

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London, United Kingdom
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146 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The cafe is located right in the grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery with views of the grounds. Menu is small but interesting arancini delicious! Helpful staff and a good waiting system for drop ins. Quite pricey but a good place to combine with a tour of the Gallery.lovely in the summer as it has outside seating

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

arrived at the café just after 11.30 wanting nothing more than a coffee. Ten minutes later order taken. Waiters now setting tables for lunch and busy seating customers. Coffee machine now extinct due to wine opening needs. We left 30 minutes after arriving, without a hot drink on a very cold morning.

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York, United Kingdom
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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
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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 

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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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