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St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Courtyard

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
+44 20 7766 1100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here before a lecture in national portrait gallery we only had an hour but it took 35mins just to bring us cheese and bread. It was worth the wait though food was lovely and staff, although slow, were very friendly. It was nice...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We stopped here as the sun was out and the café looked inviting. We enjoyed tasty coffee which packed a punch. Nice location and although in an extreamly busy area it is set 'in a courtyard' away from the hustle and bustle.

Thank TillyC-S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It was a gorgeous day, perfectly suited for lunch outside. The fish & chips were washed away with a great London pale ale. We loved both. Staff is quick and friendly.

Thank frankiest2015
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Why don't people bring you what it says you're going to receive on the menu? I chose a burger because it said it would come with homemade coleslaw and I really wanted the vegetables. When it came there was no coleslaw just a sliced large...More

Thank greylady16
StMartinsLondon, Café Team at St Martin-in-the-Fields Cafe in the Courtyard, responded to this review

Dear GreyLady16 Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent visit. It was our first week of opening for the season but we should have been ready to go and I can only apologise that we did not get your...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

A really good reasonably priced restaurant in central London in an historic location. It is self service but a great place to eat

Thank eigbob
Reviewed 25 March 2017

St Martin's now has a bit of the feel of a self-serve cafe that you may find in a work place or an airport. Since it was modernised it has lost the wonderful atmosphere that it used to have which is very sad. Having said...More

Thank Samanta E
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Down the stairs just next to the church and across the road from the National Gallery. Great food, a glass of wine, not expensive and a fantastic, almost eccentric, place to eat! I love it.

Thank TimJAth
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Found Cafe in the Crypt...Wow! The setting, the surroundings, the staff and the FOOD....Wow amazing...give it a try you won't be disappointed ..

Thank 85Michelle85
Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you are near Trafalgar Square or Charing Cross or the National Gallery, there is lovely hidden café under St Martin-in-the-fields. Once you are downstairs you will be in an atmospheric crypt with beautiful vaulted ceilings. It serves very good food; soup made on the...More

Thank Nicknicklambert
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Take the stairs in the glass kiosk next to St. Martin's in the Fields, down to Cafe in the Crypt. A quirky place in a fun setting, the food was a bit more expensive than you would expect for cafeteria style, but it was or...More

Thank Sean O
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7766 1100
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Whether looking for a tasty escape from a day in the office, shopping or sightseeing, the Cafe in the Courtyard is the ideal retreat. Set just off Trafalgar Square in the open terrace behind St Martin-in-the-Fields church, the Cafe in the Courtyard is the ideal spot to take away a coffee, sandwich or salad or the perfect central location to meet up with friends for lunch, afternoon tea or evening delights.