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City Cafe

#2,571 of 17,349 Restaurants in London
#2,751 of 18,273 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Westminster
European, English
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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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Today
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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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167 helpful votes 167 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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Sweden
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We planned to celebrate my daughter's birthday and needed to find somewhere nice to eat after seeing West end show. I made a reservation at the "City Cafe" DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Westminster following the purchase of vouchers from Travelzoo, as reviewers on the Tripadvisor web site had rated it highly.The restaurant is not in the theatre district... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Wonderful. We've had afternoon tea at several London venues and this is right up there with the best. Contemporary surroundings and extremely attentive staff. Offered more items several times. The food is excellent and served beautifully on a 'bookcase' type stand. We will definitely go back.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Had a deal with travel zoo 39 pound for two with a bottle of Prosecco, it was really good we all had steak for our main course it was small 6oz but was cooked to perfection. all of us were really full after the sweet. service good will most certainly go back .

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Additional Information about City Cafe

Address: 30 John Islip Street | Doubletree by Hilton Hotel London - Westminster, London SW1P 4DD, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7630 1000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
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
Average Prices: USD 33 - 33
Cuisine: European, English

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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 33 - 33
  • Cuisine: European, English

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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