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St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt

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Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
+44 20 7766 1100
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 20:00
Wed 08:00 - 18:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In Trafalgar Square, over the road from the National Gallery. Very convenient. A very good choice of food and snacks at very reasonable prices It can get very busy at lunchtimes. But a good quality service

Thank briangb210547
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166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth finding at the side of St Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, in the basement or crypt where you can have very good value wholesome food in a historic spot but always warm and welcoming

Thank ChelmsfordPhilm
Meopham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little hidden gem serves lovely food and coffee. Ideal for a stop off when you are sightseeing. Doesn't look much from the entrance but once you go down the stairs into the Crypt it is amazing. Worth a trip

Thank michellebalmerxxxx
North Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch with the family during St.Patrick's parade. Ordered their Sunday special. For £16.95, you get a huge portion of roast beef, vegetables and potatoes. The beef was so tough I couldn't even cut it with my knife. I was wondering how those old folks could manage. Their apple turnover was great if only they would peel the apple... More 

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StMartinsLondon, Visitor Services at St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Crypt, responded to this review

Dear tmhl2017 I am very sorry to hear that you found your beef disappointing. We usually have very positive feedback on our beef so we have taken up your comments with our butchers to see if perhaps it was a different cut or a different supplier etc. In the meantime we have taken the beef off the menu. We hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

had a quick bite to eat here while watching a concert , good selection of food hot and cold. The real attraction is upstairs where they have the concerts. Great sound and atmosphere. Reasonably priced seats , the cheaper seat where viewing is limited are just as good because of the acoustics.

Thank Izzat J
Tucson, Arizona, USA
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After hours of walking and enjoying the central London sights, on a windy and wintry day, we stumbled upon the Crypt and the Church of St Martin in the Fields. On further investigation and following the wonderful cooking aromas, we were led downstairs where we discovered a very large dining room, with many, many tables, mostly occupied and with arriving... More 

Thank CuquiCU87
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wished it had not felt so "cafeteria-like" as it's really a very neat idea to have. We had breakfast here, my bacon was so salty I simply could not eat it, and wasn't too sure what happened to my scrambled eggs but they were a bit strange. SO, the meal was not great, we had come because of the raves... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Cafe in the Crypt to hear a friend play saxophone in the Duke Street band. We ate in the cafe and had a very pleasant meal . We were joined by two other friends and shared a bottle of wine which was very pleasant . Prices were very cheap so this was excellent value... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere down in the crypt under the church. Good selection of food and drinks. An iconic place which is well worth a visit. Not your ordinary coffee shop or cafe.

Thank David A
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here a few times, The meals are affordable and very generous portion size too. There are not many meal choices - only one vegetarian plate and one meat plate - but the menu changes daily. The apple crumble with custard is a must, though a bit big for one person, best shared or on an empty stomach.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Soups, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 18:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7766 1100
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.

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