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Breadline Sandwich Bar

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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4 Duncannon Street | Charing Cross, London WC2N 4JF, England
+44 20 7930 8516
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Annapolis, Maryland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just to the right of St Martins (at Trafalgar Square) is tiny Duncannon Street - and a little sandwich shop. During work days, they open at 6:30, bank hols at 9. They make simple, tasty sandwiches, omelets, beans on toast, some hot meals and salads. If you're looking for a sandwich lunch, as we were, you can share cold sodas,... More 

Thank trpadvuser
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only popped by for a quick coffee which was average quality but only £1.90 so fairly good value. I will need to come back to try the food which looked good.

Thank Dominic V
Exeter, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I have reviewed Breadline in the past; when I was spending most weekends in London it was the first port of call for my daughter and myself if eating in the Strand area. Visits to London are not now so frequent but we called in Saturday evening before going to the theatre and had a warm welcome. I had omelette,... More 

Thank JulieJ48
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Pretty poor. Miserable staff, undercooked food, overpriced and no toilet. Should have guessed when it was so quiet on such a busy day with the parade and festivities all around.

Thank Irene G
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I use this greasy spoon for lunch when I am in London for a spot of street photography. I usually go for the egg and bacon sandwich and a mug of tea. For around £3. 50 the last time I was there in 2016, you can't go wrong. It is actually about 200 yards along Duncannon Street which is about... More 

Thank Tripstic
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A cold and windy day. I dropped in for no good reason for a late breakfast. Service was a bit impersonal and grumpy but I like that in a sit-down non-chain cafe. Speedy delivery, exactly as stated on the menu. Very well priced. It worked for me.

Thank DrBob625
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This place reminds me of the good old cafes that you could find in London before the coffee houses took over. A good solid English Breakfast at whatever time of day. And miles better value than in the nearby galleries and tourist traps

Thank SingleMan50ish
Oxford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Starbucks was full so popped in here for drinks. Located next to Trafalgar Square. Plastic seating but drinks were good value and staff were friendly. Menu looked good value. Will definitely come back now I know it's there.

Thank Rose660xford
Essex, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Ate here again yesterday during a day at the national gallery. The food was again cheap and tasty and the staff friendly. The cafe as always was spotlessly clean. Only criticism is that portions could be slightly bigger. Very good though and I will be back.

Thank Jonesy410
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this for breakfast while at work. The good news, it's open on a Sunday whereas most similar cafes in the area do not. The food tasted good and is reasonably priced. Bad news: small portions. Advertises mushrooms on the breakfast, and I got two mushrooms cut into half. One egg, one hash brown. Similar venues will give two eggs... More 

Thank Damian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Duncannon Street | Charing Cross, London WC2N 4JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 8516

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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