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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
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Zoodit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank smstreat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
County Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Thank J_Jarndyce
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Sigmund L
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

Thank maizedaisy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Had lunch here after visiting the gallery. Had to wait a little as all the tables were taken. The lunch menu was good quality fare even if it felt a little on the pricey side. Service was excellent.

Thank Ric R
Bath, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Very expensive cafe with a high service charge, which made two drinks and two cakes extortionate. In addition the carrot cake was tasty but very dry. It's a shame as it has lovely views over the garden with daffodils, but we would be reluctant to eat here again.

Thank stagbag
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Sunday lunchtime was busy as expected, but worth the wait for a table. Just looking for a light lunch, but the blue cheese and chicory salad was generous and filling. Everything looked and tasted great. The chips were great - not too skinny, not to fat, not overcooked, undercooked and just the right colour.

Thank Jiffy_F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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: 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?