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Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe

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Dulwich 14 Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD, England
+44 (0)20 8299 8717
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The choice and quality of food here is brilliant for a small cafe. The service is usually very good. It can attract an eclectic clientele, but is always worth a visit when we're in the area. Excellent coffee too!

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Thank Sheron B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On placing my simple order I waited. The coffee when it turned up was barely warm and the croissant failed to arrived. On paying I pointed out the terrible service to which the reply was 'we are busy'. As only a quarter of the tables were occupied and there were numerous staff on show I think this was a disgraceful... More 

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Thank Malcolm E
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the September sunshine at an outside table. We enjoyed fruit scones, cream and raspberry jam which was perfect. The big white teapot held many cups of tea. It was perfect, and only cost £10 for two. The service was attentive.

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Thank jennyphillips60
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

There has always been the facility to have coffee or food outside but it was the first time we have visited with the possibility to sit at tables on the lawn. The additional space added to the experience and their coffee is well chosen.

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Thank darnoc2511
Cairns, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A lovely location and a sunny day. Pity the service and food were not better. My salad was tasteless despite allegedly being heirloom tomatoes. The fish cake was also tasteless and was basically potato. The fish swam by. Service was slow. Plenty of other choices nearby or bring a picnic.

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1 Thank Zoodit
London
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Went for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon, chose to wait for a table outside but useless supervisor couldn't keep track of a queue of two so we had our table taken by another family! Ordered food, the waiter had no idea what food was gluten free (in fact we had to explain what gluten is), only 2 out... More 

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1 Thank smstreat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Great service, good selection of food, of high quality. Freshly made, good quality ingredients. Nice location in the grounds of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, good place to take visitors and then go to the gallery or for a walk round Dulwich park.

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Thank Cataclysm23
County Durham, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We had the vegetarian sharing platter and enjoyed it with a side of fries. The modern building is attractive and you can sit outside.

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1 Thank J_Jarndyce
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We wanted to eat at the Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe, but it was a dreary day, no sun, so there was no chance for us to sit down. We had tried to order in advance, but were refused. "If it is a nice day, you can always sit outside", was the answer. Well we ended up at Cafe Rouge down... More 

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1 Thank Sigmund L
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Had to wait for a table. No problem as seats to wait on. Told 10 minutes. Exactly that. It was a busy Sunday lunchtime so no problem. Soup delicious, terrine, fish cake, chips, coffee cake and delicious hot chocolate all good. Decaffeinated tea I was worried about as had read previous review but red bush available so no problem. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dulwich 14 Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8299 8717

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