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Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
+44 20 7887 8888
10:00 - 18:00
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having looked at menus on line I was quite hopeful of a tasty lunch before enjoying the Turner collection. We opted for the spicy vegetable stew served with couscous which looked appetising. Disappointing. Not a great lover of hot food, I'm not sure where the spice was in this dish. A good selection of vegetables but lacking any real flavour... More 

Thank Jane B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know what the gripes are about. Service was good. Ok not best coffee but was relaxing place to talk about what we'd seen upstairs. Yes it's probably overpriced but since the gallery is free did not begrudge a penny

Thank Richard T
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How hard can it be, especially if charging £2.75, to make a decent cup of coffee. The food was good, the tea was great value, but sadly, the coffee was watery and insipid. I imagine this is what the Thames tastes like! By the way, if you've not been to the Nash exhibition yet, give yourself a treat, and spend... More 

Thank Dave O
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Come and rest your tired feet after you've studied the Turner paintings. Nice selection of cold and hot foods, as well as drinks. Cafeteria-style.

Thank Thomas V
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is so disappointing for its location! Food is mainly sandwiches and cakes all way over priced. Strange system like collecting your food and drinks from a school kitchen hatch. And unable to use your Tate card for discount! Why?

Thank Penny C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Nice cake and hot chocolate. Quite long queues. Some interesting desserts. A good place to visit if you are at the Tate Britain.

Thank LAW64
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Disappointing really. Sandwiches etc a bit expensive- obvs they know you are trapped here as no other cafe nearby but no need to up prices as much as they have. What about this for a laugh- in members cafe a v ord looking open sandwich costs £8.95 so we sought refuge down here and prices were the same! Bowl of... More 

Thank Rowan A
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Found everything to be as described by Larry C with the most terrible coffee we have experienced in quite some time. Took back first cup as it seemed to have stood and stewed for some time. Replacement cup not much better and at £2.50 for a small cup this is not a place we will be back to sample again.

Thank swh61
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Fresh soup and a stew of the day. We would really like China cups instead of cardboard cups and I would personally prefer the cakes to be covered as people sneeze or cough

Thank chrisatbracondale
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Three of us visiting the Tate Britain exhibitions had coffee and pastries here before taking on the paintings. Worth noting that there is free tap water outside in the cafe once one has come through the serving / paying section. It's a pleasant room with plenty of quite comfortable seating.

Thank Mark Benjamin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, British
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Pimlico
  • Neighbourhood: Pimlico
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8888

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Time spent in Pimlico is a slower-paced affair than most other Central London neighbourhoods. This largely residential area orderly arranged beside the Thames, is a treasure trove of quaint pubs, subtle architectural charms and local boutiques. Here, art lovers thrill at the chance to visit the world class Tate Britain gallery for its collection of British art from the 1500s to the present. For peace and quiet and some downtime spent along the Thames, Pimlico is highly recommended.
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