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“Lunch in the crypts” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt

St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt
Ranked #590 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Soups, Cafe, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lunch in the crypts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We did not dine at st. martins during this visit to London, but did stop for coffee. The ambience is quite comfortable- once you get over the fact that you are sitting on graves. My kids did not appreciate that the first time we went to the cafe. The food is quite good, and the prices are reasonable.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Wonderful, affordable, unique just off Trafalgar Square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

A friend took me to London for the day. At the end, she guided me to this wonderful place. It is down stairs. Cafeteria style. Everything looked good, but we both decided to have the special which was a large bowl of soup, a huge piece of bread, a dessert with custard, and a drink... All for @ GPB 6.50. A great deal, and delicious. They also offered a ratatouille, chicken dinner and several other items. It all looked good. As it is cafeteria, the only service was the staff clearing the tables. The staff were timely and not at all intrusive.

The have Jazz nights and other special events there. I would love to go to one.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quirky Cafe in the Crypt”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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“A meal in a Crypt!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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