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City Cafe

#2,956 of 18,444 Restaurants 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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7:00 am - 11:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Our City Cafe restaurant is the perfect place to start your day and enjoy a...
Our City Cafe restaurant is the perfect place to start your day and enjoy a DoubleTree breakfast.
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  • 20
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large portions and very filling!

The is the restaurant inside the Hilton Doubletree Westminster hotel. The food is good and plentiful. The large portions make it stand out. It is on the pricier side but good. The breakfast bufett is very popular!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Oakton, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

City Café is a very nice place to enjoy a quick meal, beverages or whatever pleases you to enjoy either a business conversation or just a private conversation

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Thank OaktonView
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Lots of choice of both hot and cold food. Unfortunately plates for the hot breakfast food were cold leading to food going cold before you had time to eat it. Staff cheerful,and helpful

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Thank Gedling
Tampa, Florida
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367 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The is the restaurant inside the Hilton Doubletree Westminster hotel. The food is good and plentiful. The large portions make it stand out. It is on the pricier side but good. The breakfast bufett is very popular!

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Thank TampaTrips
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Excellent choice of hot and cold dishes available on a self service basis. Very friendly staff and good service. Large but well laid out giving impression of lots of space. Overall very good as you would expect from a Hilton hotel.

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Thank Mikey-G1
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Patrick B
Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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1 Thank Keith A
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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85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Thank Flairwith F
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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Thank Steve H
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Pablo I
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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