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St Martins in the Fields Cafe in the Crypt

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
020 7766 1122
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Ranked #1,272 of 17,144 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
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bethesda md usa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We'd read a favorable review, and I'd often wondered just what St Martins in the Field was all about. We were very pleased with the selection, presentation and, of course, the atmosphere. We were able to enjoy a leisurely lunch, then go upstairs for a mini-concert. What a great way to cap a morning of sightseeing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a surprise to find this cafe in the crypt . I had breakfast here,price was cheap considering London prices . They had jugs of lemon water and ice on the side to which you can help yourself , a great touch . Will be back that's for sure

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Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The atmosphere is everything in this place: You are literally eating on tombstones of the departed in the crypt of Saint Martin's in the Fields. I thought it was really cool, and have wanted to visit this place for a while now. My boyfriend on the other hand, thought it was weird. I think he is just too fresh from... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Take the stress away from what to eat and head 'underground' to the crypt which provides a very good buffet style menu with ample choice and traditional English quality and value for money. There is also a very good gift shop which provides a very good range of locally made products.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The current church of St. Martin-on-the-Fields was built between 1722 and 1724. So when we went down into the Crypt for a meal we were entering a centuries old space. It cannot be called a restaurant in the normal sense because there are only two main hot dishes on offer, one meat the other vegetarian. But there is much else... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Every trip to London requires several stops at the Cafe in the Crypt. For lunch or tea, or a spot of espresso, it is a great value and a great stop to escape from the crowds around Trafalgar Square. The vaulted ceilings in the crypt beneath St. Martins in the Fields provides a lovely, haunting ambiance. The staff behind the... More

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buckinghamshire, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Have eaten here many times and love the atmosphere. The food is always good, and is reasonably priced, especially for Central London. However this was the first time I've had a main meal here and was a bit disappointed by the limited choice. Only two choices, chicken and veggie, which would have been fine, except one was a curry and... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was one of our favorite meals in London. Simple cafeteria-style line to check out your options. My husband and I split a tasty stew with potatoes and broccoli and finished our meal with a delicious apple crumble served with custard. The tombstones on the floor remind you where you are. Fortunately, we timed it so that we were also... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped off here for tea and a scone. The scone was fresh and tasty, the jam was Wilkins of Tiptree and the cream was PROPER clotted cream. Choice of teas available. Great value. Friendly servers. Well worth a visit.

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manchester, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We happened upon this great café / restaurant whilst looking for somewhere to eat at lunchtime. We walked down into the crypt and there, under the vaulted ceilings and over the gravestones in the café. The food was amazing and it was great value for money. The mushroom soup was to die for!!! We especially liked the free iced water... More

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