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ICA Cafe and Bar

#10,230 of 18,173 Restaurants in London}
€€ - €€€Cafe
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, England
+44 20 7930 0493
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
28 Jul 2017
“Food exceeded expectations! (+ Tuesday 241 cocktails)”
13 Jul 2017
“Coffee Under Construction”
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The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, England
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We really enjoyed the variety, freshness and presentation of the food for a pre-theatre snack dinner from what is necessarily a fairly concise menu, especially the 'small plates', of which we had all 5, plus a few others and sides - the portions were perfectly...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The first floor of the ICA, where the cafe is, is undergoing extensive reconstruction. Fortunately, the cafe is still operating and there are still plenty of tables and chairs. Even better, the delightful service and the quality of the coffee (we had a flat white...More

Thank Acinonyx60
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We popped into the ICA Cafe and Bar for drinks and snacks - great location, nice selection & good service. Recommend.

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I have recently discovered the Mall Galleries and what makes that discovery even better is the delicious food at the ICA. A visit there for lunch after looking at the latest art exhibitiion. Very very reasonable and the most inventive and scrumptious salads I've ever...More

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Close by to Whitehall, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and perfect place to meet for quiet conversation and a drink

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We wanted to like this place. But the food and drinks are at best mediocre, they managed to produce bread and hummus which was inedible, quite an achievement, and then seemed entirely indifferent about it. You're near Soho, go there.

Thank mrs_bojanglez
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A friend took me to this small, cafe entering off the Mall and through the arts shop. A dozen or so small tables are clustered in front of a long bar where staff may address you after they have finished their conversation. The menu is...More

Thank Redfred1000
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The ICA Cafe and Bar is accessible if you pay £1 for day membership, or free if you qualify for Concessions - which includes Seniors. In return you gain access to a real oasis off the Mall, with high quality catering and service, and a...More

Thank franc_o_fyle
Management response:Responded 5 September 2016

Dear franc_o_fyle, thank you very much for taking the time to give us your great feedback. We are delighted to hear your positive comments about our space and café. We hope to see you again at the ICA in the near future! Best regards.

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

When visiting the museum it's a nice spot for a break. Good selection of drinks and small bites. Nice decor, it is located in an art museum after all. Comfortable with nice staffMore

Thank Bob C
Management response:Responded 5 September 2016

Dear Bob C, thank you so much for taking the time to provide this great feedback following your visit to the ICA. We are delighted to hear that you had a very enjoyable experience at our café. I will pass your lovely comments to the...More

Reviewed 11 July 2016

Unusual atmospheric place right next to the St James Park. We walked in there accidentally and found out unusual installations of contemporary art for free. There is a small and cosy cafe and bar there where you won't get much but nice atmosphere. It's definitely...More

1  Thank Katerina H
Management response:Responded 17 July 2016

Dear Katerina H, thank you so much for taking time to give us your feedback. We are very pleased to hear your positive comments about our space and cafe. We actually have a variety of dishes served throughout the day with our specials' menu changed...More

St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 0493
Catering to London's most discerning culture vultures, The ICA Bar offers cocktails, coffee and a small, avant-garde cinema (best enjoyed with our exceptional burger, beer and cinema deal at only £8.50 per person). Peyton and Byrne provide freshly baked cakes, pastries, as well as a menu of classic European dishes in the contemporary café area. Though ... if you're looking to get the party started our cocktails are works of art! Served from 12 midday in the mezzanine bar until 1am most evenings.
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