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“Quirky Cafe in the Crypt”

St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt
Ranked #624 of 22,516 Restaurants in London
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Soups, Cafe, European, British
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Quirky Cafe in the Crypt”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This cafe hidden under the famous St. Martins in the Field Church in Trafalgar Square has some stunning Georgian architecture. The food and drink provide affordable dining in a Central location. This cafe is one of London's hottest music venues featuring a variety of performances, ranging from classical, swing to jazz, from the UK's finest musicians.

Visited October 2013
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great ambience”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The service was good, the food was good and best of all the ambience was great for friends to hang out especially to catch up on news of each other. The decor was inspiring and I wished I had more time to revisit it.

Visited September 2013
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Rockledge, Florida
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A meal in a Crypt!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

The food was very good and reasonably priced. (It was highly recommended by a tour guide and he was right).

We were there by chance and really enjoyed the oportunity.

Since it right on Trafalgar Sq, many more tourists should go in and enjoy a good meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice light lunch and good value”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We met my adult son and his wife for lunch. I had been once before. I would recommend it. My son and I both had the soup and pudding 'deal', which at £6.10 was a bargain. Good quantity of nice soup, nice slab of good bread, and a choice of two hot puddings with a separate little jug of custard. My daughter in law had a salad, which she really enjoyed, and they looked good. My wife had a chicken and bacon (cold) baguette and a cold drink. Total bill £27. Not bad in central London. I can't speak for other stuff on the menu, but we left feeling very pleased.

  • Visited October 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An Experience of a Venue”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I recently attended a jazz club night at St Martins' Crypt and my! it's a real surreal experience eating and imbibing! in the crypt of one of the nation's most notable holy places! while treading on the tombs of those long since departed. Yes, give it a visit - the food is maybe not gourmet but quite a varied menu and a fair price for our rather pricey capital city.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Terry C
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