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“Busy and Dark”

St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt
Ranked #662 of 23,370 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: The Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London. Locals and visitors from around the world return again and again to take in the striking atmosphere and enjoy the freshly prepared food. The Café is the perfect place to escape from a busy day out in the capital. Whether taking a break from the office or the tourist trail, the Café's location in the heart of Trafalgar Square makes it easy to find and its modern glass pavilion entrance is fully accessible. Once inside the Crypt there is a warm welcome awaiting you with beautiful 18th century architecture brick-vaulted ceilings, historic tombstones beneath your feet and delicious home-cooked food to feast your eyes and stomach on. Don't forget to check out the popular Wednesday night Jazz Nights. Our food is freshly prepared on-site using ingredients from local and national sustainable sources where possible and at great value. With hot and cold mains, cakes, sandwiches, salads and the perfect afternoon tea, there is something for everyone in this award-winning café.
Reviewed March 4, 2013

The problem with places like this is that you get your food, nice and hot, and then wait to pay while it gets cold because of the queue at the till. It is very busy which must say something about it. My vegetarian food was delicious. It seems perfectly acceptable to share tables otherwise you wont sit down. My advice is to try and hit it when it's not so busy. The service was a bit brusque.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great surroundings but the food was mediocre at best. My £3.95 sandwich was on stale bread and really uninspiring. I would visit again but perhaps just have a coffee. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

The food and drink are satifactory but the atmosphere is interesting; eating in a crypt is a must do experience. The food is reasonably priced and profits go to a good cause but I must say that it was OK and not better than that. Next time I will probably eat elsewhere and just have a coffee.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Bustling large cafe in the crypt of St Martin's (near National Gallery/Trafalgar Square). The menu includes a limited number of hot dishes, salads, sandwiches and cakes. I opted for a generously filled cheese salad sandwich, which at £3.95 represented good value. It is a VERY busy cafe and you may experience difficulty in getting a table to yourself.

The surroundings are interesting, with an art gallery, shop and opportunities to tr your hand at brass rubbing. There is a lift from street level and accessible loos.

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Thank Kim S
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Located in the heart of the West End, (Trafalgar Square) this cafe/restaurant is a joy. Large portions, polite service, delicious food and not West End prices. There is a gallery, an art shop and a place to sit and relax. You can go direct to the church from cafe. The church often has recitals. A very pleasant experience. Since discovering this place, I have been again and again to eat as well as just to enjoy a cup of tea or a bowl of soup. Does get very busy at times.

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