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St Martins in the Fields Cafe in the Crypt

#1,680 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
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Covent Garden
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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
020 7766 1122
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8:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 1:15 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night Food, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 252
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  • 364
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
St Martins in the field Cafe Crypt

Plenty of space, a good selection of food - a main meal or snack. Generous portions. reasonable priced. Good selection of teas- free water. I will use this place again when ever i am in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
TG1940
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Jerusalem, Israel
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Our walking tour guide told us all about this place and the history behind it. I t really was a crypt and now a nice place to eat. The food is decent and plentiful with a nice selection and the prices are certainly reasonable. It is a self service cafeteria and often quite crowded, but fear not, the place is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

It's a cafeteria-style restaurant but it's all about the ambiance. It's kind of spooky and creepy but it's a really nice little restaurant. It has good food but the best part is looking around, above, and below, to see everything around you.

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Tyler, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

In addition to the fantastic HISTORICAL setting (St. Martins in the Field!), but in recent years, the crypt has been open for pub meals. I highly recommend it--and the food. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. The food good too!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Plenty of space, a good selection of food - a main meal or snack. Generous portions. reasonable priced. Good selection of teas- free water. I will use this place again when ever i am in town.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Central London location and great food. A trip here on a cold winters day for some warming soup amongst the crypts and tombs - perfect!

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NB, Canada
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

St. Martin in the Fields church itself is magnificently serene, but just downstairs in the old crypt is one of London's best cafes, with all proceeds going to the upkeep of the church. A wide array of breakfast, lunch, and supper dishes, excellent coffee and pastries are on offer--we usually stop in for a coffee break and enjoy dessert. This... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Great food in an unusual and fun setting. The lunch special was a chicken pie, which was wonderful. Get there early, as it does get quite crowded.

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Astoria, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I spent the morning on a walking tour and needed a place to rest and refuel before a busy afternoon but didn't want to commit to table service. While we enjoy Pret and they're certainly easy to come by, we wanted something a bit more unique. The food was great - not just typical sandwich and salads.... More 

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Liverpool
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been here many times but never for breakfast. I wish I hadn't bothered....never again. Beans were cold, sausage was stone cold, scrambled egg lukewarm. Only my latte was hot!

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great food! Very reasonably priced and a fun experience to actually dine in a crypt. We eat there every time we are in London. It is not at all fancy but the food is wonderful. They also have classical,jazz nights which is well worth going to. Lovely little place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: 020 7766 1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 1:15 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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