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Cafe in the Crypt


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#1,812 of 19,061 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


$5 - $15
Soups, Cafe, European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The food was good. We had plenty of selection and it was nice and cool. Clean bathrooms as well. Recommend for cafeteria style food for lunch

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Famof5k
Reviewed 3 days ago

I almost hate to review it because it was blessedly uncrowded when we were there. We ate dinner before a concert upstairs and discovered excellent vegetarian options and a good wine selection.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank calvininSF
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I visited London, I wanted to stop here and try this place as it sounded both interesting and unique. Despite its name, there was absolutely nothing morbid or creepy about it. I tried a soup that had vegetables in it, as well as a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Viajero581
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed a cup of tea and a refresh before an evening meeting. The cafe in the crypt is the perfect location. Just yards from the bustle of Trafalgar Square, yet a quiet venue with profits used to help a worthy cause. The fact that the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank RoyalFestival127
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cafe in the crypt for breakfast as we thought it would be an interesting place to eat. The cafe itself is nice but the service was poor. We opted for breakfast sandwiches which were slapped on a plate by a waitress who...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank nickyfixit
StMartinsLondon, Manager at Cafe in the Crypt, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi nickyfixit, Thank you for taking the time to review the Café in the Crypt. I'm sorry your visit was not up to our usual standards, I will pass your feedback on to the team during our next meeting to see how we can improve...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very very glad there was a cafe there so I could grab a cup of coffee but I agree with another reviewer who said that people do not realise they are walking over gravestones.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Janseel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting cafe location. The building is worth a visit even without the cafe. I almost wonder though if there should be a cafe here people walk all over the grave stones without realizing even where they walk

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Marion M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here for lunch before going to Her Majesty's Theatre for a matinee. Their menu is extensive. It's a cafeteria style, so you can choose from a good variety of cold or hot dishes, all well prepared, as well as...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Revmartie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have never eaten lunch in a church crypt before - do so here. It is quite spacious, well priced, many choices and the food we had was tasty. Hot veggie soup and a sandwich and hot pudding (which seemed to be Apple Crisp...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ACCChas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been to the Church of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, so I went there and decided to have light dinner in the Cafe in the Crypt. Big mistake: my ricotta and broccoli quiche with beetroot salad were just terrible. The tables were dirty and whole place...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Noraatc
StMartinsLondon, Manager at Cafe in the Crypt, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Noraatc, Thank you for taking the time to review the Café in the Crypt. I'm sorry your visit was not up to our usual standards, I will pass your feedback on to the team during our next meeting to see how we can improve...More

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January 8, 2019|
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Response from StMartinsLondon | Property representative |
Hi cafetripmonkey, Our current hygiene rating was reduced from 5 to 2 in December, we were extremely disappointed to receive this rating. We do not believe that a score of 2 is a fair reflection of our working practices or... More
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from Travel1000Glen | Reviewed this property |
No dress code — shorts would be allowed.
Vanesa M
December 12, 2016|
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Response from Elena D |
The Cafe in the Crypt definitely has a choice of a vegetarian hot main dish every day, same goes for the Christmas dinner. Gluten-free is a bit trickier, as some days there is a GF option, and some days there isn't. It's... More
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