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Dulwich Picture Gallery Cafe

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Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
+44 20 8299 8717
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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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I have visited the cafe on several occasions, often just having a coffee before visiting an exhibition in the Gallery. This was the first occasion in the winter months. It was so cold that many of the diners kept their coats on. Whilst not expecting a roaring log fire, I do think that a bit of indoor heating would have... More 

Thank sunshinetimes2013
San Francisco
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87 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

I had a very nice lunch here following a visit to the gallery. The menu is fairly extensive for a small museum's restaurant, with lots of appealing items. I chose the warm lentil salad, which was excellent, and a fresh fruit crumble, ditto. The service, however, was half-hearted at best. Training in customer service is in order here.

Thank TravelInsuranceLady
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is an pleasant place to eat whether you are digesting culture or not. We had a light lunch -soup of the day, chicken liver terrine. Both tasty. Followed by coffee. A reasonable bill includng service. Helpful and friendly sevice. Nice views of some very fine autumnal trees. Just be aware it's very popular so at peak times you'll probably... More 

Thank Prue L
Taunton, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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!

Thank Sheron B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

Thank Malcolm E
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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.

Thank jennyphillips60
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank darnoc2511
Cairns, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Zoodit
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank smstreat
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Cataclysm23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gallery Road, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 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?