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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
11:00 - 18:00
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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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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Steps away from Trafalgar Square a great place to catch a meal. A beautiful church above and a crypt below, this was not my first visit here, I came back for the view, the price and the great tasting food. If you are looking for fancy, artfully plated food this is not the place for you, if you are hungry... More 

Thank Suzanne I
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St. Martin's is a good deal, located right off of Trafalgar Square, and you can easily eat lunch for under ten pounds. The have a few vegetarian options, and I love their soup. Plus, you get to eat in a crypt and listen to live music during the lunch hour. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank IrishCarrie
Blairsville, Georgia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Actually is located in the crypt below St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square. Cafeteria-styled but with great food at an affordable price.

Thank Frank M
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted somewhere different for breakfast & this fitted the bill perfectly. The breakfast was buffet style, but served up for you. I had my favourite, scrambled eggs on toast & I was given a choice, white or brown. The other items looked good as well. I also had a cappuccino which was excellent. The two young ladies serving were... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited on a Saturday lunch time so quite busy,but we did not have to queue for long and we did get a table. There was a good choice from a hot meal to up-market sandwiches, cakes and drinks. Not cheap, but not too expensive as you expect to pay more in London. Would return when in the area.

Thank Freezer49
Worcester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On a day out in London my wife and I called in for cake and coffee. Only a small queue and we choose a cake and continued down the line to order coffee. We then saw displayed apple crumble , so changed our minds re the cake and ordered two. I then went to hand over the cakes to the... More 

1 Thank Tony R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had delicious soup, carrot and coriander in this delightful eatery after a visit to the nearby National Gallery. A bit of an oasis in the heart of London and healthy food at a very reasonable price. plenty of room to sit comfortably and interesting surroundings.

Thank Ms R
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to the Garrick Theatre and decided to stop off here for a quick bite before the show started. Although it is self service the food is really good and tasty. We both had salads with a protein pot each. The portion was huge with a wide range of salads, delicious. They also sell hot meals... More 

Thank AlanNowill
Rugby, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place! Ideal for meeting friends and good quality coffee and cake in a great and atmospheric old place. Underneath an amazing church full disabled access is there.

Thank Trevor Q
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was quite disappointed with our visit here for dinner. The actual crypt is a great location. However the limited food menu was a bit of a surprise, it was fish and chips with peas or broccoli bake and veggies. We got the two courses and wine and I think it was over priced at £16. The fish and chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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