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City Cafe

#2,663 of 17,722 Restaurants in London
#2,865 of 18,647 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Westminster
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30 John Islip Street | Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster, London SW1P 4DD, England
+44 20 7630 1000
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6:30 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Our City Cafe restaurant is the perfect place to start your day and enjoy...
Our City Cafe restaurant is the perfect place to start your day and enjoy a DoubleTree breakfast.
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best afternoon Tea and frugal dinner experience around....

One of the best afternoon tea in London, excellent service, great food and all in a modern, contemporary ambiance that it is not usual for the area. I'll also recommend their simple catch of the day or one of their excellent salads if you're looking for a frugal, small dinner around Westminster... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Do not pay for an executive upgrade, as it is not worth it. We expected a view with the upgrade. If you can eat elsewhere, do that. We thought the food in their breakfast eatery was better than the executive lounge.

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Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The breakfast buffet has an excellent selection of hot and cold items. It includes fresh fruit, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, tomato, assorted pastries, toast, cereals, fruit juices and coffee/tea. The staff is very helpful and work to ensure the food is fresh and replenished as soon as necessary.

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D0laO, Guest Relations Manager at City Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Keith A, Many thanks for your review of your City Café breakfast experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share your views, and I have forwarded your comments to our Food & Beverage Manager and his team, who are all delighted to have made such a positive impression. We look forward to your next visit to Westminster, and... More 

Studley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is where you have breakfast if you stay at the Hilton the choice was good the food was hot and the service was fast

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good range of Whiskeys. Food starts at over 15 pounds. All good. The room is basic in that corporate " isn't it great that trendy is also minimal, uncomfortable and cheap to set up".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best afternoon tea in London, excellent service, great food and all in a modern, contemporary ambiance that it is not usual for the area. I'll also recommend their simple catch of the day or one of their excellent salads if you're looking for a frugal, small dinner around Westminster... not the easiest place to find, but a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lots of buffet choices for breakfast, anything you could possibly want. Only buffet service is possible for breakfast. Good food and great service, although I think it was much too expensive.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Good choice and good quality,thoroughly enjoyed, nice relaxed setting. Shame the main restaurant doesn't follow the lead.

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Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I wasn't amazed by the breakfast. Bacon was a little weird and eggs meh. Croissants with chocolate were great though. Espresso not that good. Staff was awesome.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice tasting cooked breakfast with a toast machine that actually works first time round !!! good and efficient service. Nice and clean light and airy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We are a Swedish family and we were staying with our children and their paternal grandparents at the Double Tree Hilton at Westminster and ate often there, ( ie not just breakfast.) Two of our three children are allergic to milk protein and one is also allergic to soya products.This makes travelling and eating out rather difficult.We informed the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 John Islip Street | Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster, London SW1P 4DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7630 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 32
  • Cuisine: European, British

Description

Our City Cafe restaurant is the perfect place to start your day and enjoy a DoubleTree breakfast.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Westminster

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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