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Regency Cafe

#94 of 18,352 Restaurants in London
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Neighborhood:
Westminster
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17-19 Regency Street, Pimlico, London SW1P 4BY, England
0207 821 6596
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Time machine

Outstanding and increasingly rare example of a greasy spoon cafe. All the usuals delivered by the loudest owners in London, they roar out when your order is ready and woe betide you if you leave it getting cold. Despite this it's really friendly and good food, especially breakfasts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Outstanding and increasingly rare example of a greasy spoon cafe. All the usuals delivered by the loudest owners in London, they roar out when your order is ready and woe betide you if you leave it getting cold. Despite this it's really friendly and good food, especially breakfasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely one of the most admirable places in London! I can't even express what I felt in there, but it felt like going back in time. You get straight & honest coffee and food for a cheap price! The homemade steak pie was awesome and the apple pie with ice cream topped it all. See you soon!

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We came here hoping to get some brunch on a Saturday morning. The place was fairly busy, but there were a few seat available. My boyfriend waited in line to place our order whilst I went to sit down. Then a waitor came over and barked at me, telling me I'm not allowed to sit without having ordered. I said... More 

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Lincolnshire England
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Arrived at about 9:30, not to busy at the time, so quickly got a table and in less than 10 minutes had the food in front of us! Very efficiently run with excellent menu choices - proper food, well prepared and served. Full English £5.50 - what value! If you enjoy good traditional food this is the place to be.... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well worth seeking out this place! It's like stepping back in time. Great welcome from the guy behind the counter (owner?) very friendly & full of enthusiasm ;) Set full English breakfast with extra black pudding, coffee & toast for two less than £16! Worth every penny! Bubble & squeak was delish, perfectly cooked bacon & black pud, sausage, beans,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Monday morning at around 9.30am - not too busy when we arrived but soon filled up. Great value breakfast - £5.50 for full English including tea and toast. Lunch menu looked good value too! Extremely efficiently run and clean - food was great and exactly as you want a fry up - no frills or pretentiousness. Will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a must have and try when in London! The location is a little hidden and small but def worth it. Food is fresh and made to order. The gentleman taking the orders I think was the owner and he had a great personality. Make sure you listen for your order as he will yell it out for you... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No elegance, no pretence - a classic English Working Person's Cafe. Order and pay at the counter, sit at the formica topped tables, admire the sporting photographs on the wall and in no time your freshly-cooked-to-order (called by what it is, not who you are) food is on the counter to collect. Delicious, hot, efficient and tres affordable. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

value for money english breakfast for 5.5pounds. eggs benedict were good as well. will definitely visit if i am nearby. probably not worth it to make the extra travelling to this quiet place if you are not staying nearby.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

How lucky are we! The Regency is at the end of our street. A favourite for a Saturday breakfast or with all the civil servants for lunch. On this visit we had the in-laws with us - full English all round with extra black pudding and bubble and squeak. How do they make the tea taste is good. Love the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17-19 Regency Street, Pimlico, London SW1P 4BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: 0207 821 6596

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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