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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 - 18:30
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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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Richmond, Canada
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place to eat near Trafalgar Square and we found a perfect spot in the Crypt of St Martin in the Fields. The food was well priced and the two soups we had were delicious. This is a cafeteria style cafe and can be very busy. A perfect place to get a meal and rest before... More 

Thank travelmoose_13
Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cool stonewall and lighting create a special atmosphere at the crypt. It is spacious and relaxing to take refreshment. The choices of food were not too much but they were delicious. Hot food would easily be consumed but had been refilled as soon as possible.

Thank Miranda L
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's ideally placed, so often come here when either going to the theatre or shopping in London. It's cafe style dining offers good food at good prices - particular favourite is fish & chips on Friday- and this visit was no exception. Staff are friendly, the crypt dining area is beautifully and naturally atmospheric and whilst the cafe is often... More 

Thank nsno1966
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Self service-traditional British food. Adequate but limited menu. If you do go here, make sure you look in on the church upstairs as well. It was rebuilt in seventeen something and has lots of useful things to look at. Likewise the various exhibits on this floor. I had a vegan salad option when I went there for 7 pounds 95.... More 

Thank sjhsartist
Hamilton, NJ
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty food choices available in this cafeteria-style restaurant. Choose from prepared sandwiches, soup, cold salad choices and hot entrees.

Thank EvelynHamilton_NJ
Madison, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cafeteria underneath the church with decent food at fairly reasonable prices. I was not amazed by the food but it was filling and fun to eat in a vaulted crypt. If you have a large group, there are tables in the back that seat 10-12. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but it's... More 

Thank MadtownChris
Lima, Peru
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154 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice, good atmosphere, but the food from my point of view is terrible. I would only recommend it for a coffee , tea or refreshments. We had a salad that was tasteless and nuddles with ricotta and spinach that I just couldn't eat. The other option for main course was beef with mushrooms, we didn't try it... More 

Thank GaliaMK
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere for a lunch stop. Super food from sandwiches to a hot selection each day, or just pop in for tea or coffee. It does get busy but don't let that put you off. There is a nice souvenir shop too

Thank ExploreGB
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no idea why I've never been here before. I've walked past it so many times. It's the most wonderful place and the food is good. The service is fine. It's a cafe with atmosphere despite the number of people passing through. It's a busy place. I'm already planning to go there next time I'm in London. I really... More 

Thank Charles J
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a light evening meal on Good Friday and chose this on the basis of the good reviews on TA, whilst slightly concerned by the poor ones. Having now been I'd say that both good and bad reviews are valid. We queued for 15-20 minutes, very slowly working our way past the disinterested and totally under-utilised cake... 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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