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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 #1,345 of 17,213 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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Brisbane
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Sitting in the courtyard with the church bells ringing - so devine. Good food, lots of history and very welcoming.

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Austin, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

St. Martin's, on Trafalgar Square in London, has one of the best kept secrets in dining. We have been here many times and always found the quality high and prices reasonable. It is cafeteria service with just a few selections each day, but the selections are outstanding. We could go just for the cobbler type dessert topped with warm cream.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had lattes, sandwiches, soup and cake, all delicious in the small café behind the church. We left the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square and found this little quiet oasis, it's set quite high so you can people watch or just chill. We will be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Why do people fall for this? Cheapish but not cheap. Interesting location but echoing and loud. Ghastly, truly ghastly food. Hard chicken, veg that had been boiled alive until they could do no more than smell and run. Why do SMITF do it? OK food is as easy as bad food to cook. Here they really tried hard to make... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here and although the food was very good when we got it there was quite a long wait between ordering and delivery. When the food did arrive it was staggered so that two of our group got their paninis and then there was a 10 minute gap before the two salads arrived. The first portion of chips... More

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Ontario, California
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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to eat in London! We had dinner here on our prior visit, and during our most recent trip to London in June, we ate here twice! Great food, good prices, and the ambiance of being in the crypt just adds to the atmosphere. It was a great choice the evening we had theatre... More

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totnes, devon, england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been here twice and had a pleasant lunch. Plenty of it and iced water available. However its popularity, I reckon, overruns the café and the staff try their best to stem the flow. Avoid the rush hour times and it will be more comfortable

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went based on a recommendation and was not disappointed. The coffee was very cheap and very nice, especially consider the fact it is next to Trafalgar Square. I was slightly disappointed to learn that at 4pm they had run out of sandwiches. I'd definitely return to support the Cafe and will be passing the recommendation on.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This cafe is a great find for the traveler. Located in the crypt under the St. Martins in the Field church (Trafalgar Square), meals are served cafeteria style for a very reasonable cost. Drink water for no added charge; look for the table with many pitchers of water. We had dinner there on our recent trip. That evening, they had... More

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Salford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lunch in this reasonably priced, centrally situated, architecturally fascinating venue was a pleasure.

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