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St Martins in the Fields Cafe in the Crypt

#1,553 of 18,502 Restaurants in London
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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
Good for:
Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A bit busy but a good venue and lovely food and drink.

Ok, so Saturday lunchtime may not have been the best time to visit; the queue was a bit long and it looked like there may be nowhere to sit. I'm glad we persevered, though. Had a lovely vegetarian chilli and the best Americano I've had in some time. Good: - Unusual venue in the church crypt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
sjb1024
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Ok, so Saturday lunchtime may not have been the best time to visit; the queue was a bit long and it looked like there may be nowhere to sit. I'm glad we persevered, though. Had a lovely vegetarian chilli and the best Americano I've had in some time. Good: - Unusual venue in the church crypt, with vaulted brick ceiling.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

great fun...the crypt is cool and the food is quite good, inexpensive and tastes homemade. be sure to check serving times before you go because it's not non-stop. also some evenings tables are reserved for attendees of a weekly jazz concert. fun find!

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oakham, ma, usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

i never get to london enough, but when i do, trafalgar square is where i must stay. breakfast in the crypt is one major reason why. i really am enthused about the way the restaurant is set up, with tables and chairs scattered about over the gravestones, and the buffet line toward the back wall. it is pleasant with the... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Where in London can you get a large bowl of home made soup, large roll, apple cobbler with custard and tea for under £8? The best deal in town and all for a good cause with all profits going to help the poor serviced by the church. The setting is truly unique, in the basement of what used to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

the cafe provided as advertised simple food for all and was very handy for the music concert at 7:30 well done

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Decided to eat in the St Martins café before going to a concert in the church. Noisy and crowded and not much going for it at all. The staff weren't clearing the tables efficiently, the menu choices were very few and the food quality was indifferent at best. They ran out of cutlery and I had to wait, with my... More 

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Aldershot
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If I am in the area and want a drink I will always choose the crypt, I would rather give them my money than one of the large chains. It is lovely to leave the bustle of London behind for a while and just sit, enjoy your surroundings and do a bit of watching the world go by. Yesterday we... More 

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Richmond North Yorkshire
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186 restaurant reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit for the history and architecture of this beautiful church... Added bonus is that there is often a concert perfomance either free or ticketed ... Last night we heard the resident choir and chamber orchestra perform Handel Bach and Hydn.... A great treat in these beautiful surroundings... Superb sound... You can can food and drinks in the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Come here maybe twice a year. Good space, easy going cafeteria style. Wholesome comfort and surprisingly tasty meals at fair prices.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Since discovering The Crypt a few years ago I usually try to go to there when visiting London. It's situated beneath the church of St Martin's in the Field on Trafalgar Square. The food is good and well cooked, whether you want a full meal or a snack. I love the atmosphere there and it appears that single people feel... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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