National Café 1

The National Gallery Cafe restaurant Trafalgar Square London Square meal Squaremeal Peyton and Byrne

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After a reboot in spring 2017, Peyton & Byrne's café at the National Gallery is an appropriately pretty space, using a pastel colour palette Monet would approve of. The high-ceilinged dining room and cocktail bar has no windows at eye-level, which muffles the tourist throng outside but also mutes the restaurant’s iconic surroundings, which will please those seeking soothing minimalism. The seasonal, European menu starts the day with the likes of freshly made crumpets with black pudding and Marmite. Lunch and dinner follow with an assured selection, the stand-outs during our visit including simply presented squid drizzled with olive oil, and deeply buttery and pungent Devonshire crab ravioli. There’s a quintessential afternoon tea offering too, while you’ll find plenty of interest by the glass on the short wine list. Prices are modest, but with so much similarly-priced competition in the West End, we’d recommend this for a classy breakfast or lunch stop only.
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Classic main course and glass of wine or beer for £10

This offer is available from July 6, 2017 until September 29, 2017, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Available: 06 July 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 29 September 2017

Pre-theatre - 3 courses £21 per person

This offer is available from May 16, 2017 until August 31, 2017, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Available: 16 May 2017

Max: 8 people

Expires: 31 August 2017

National Café
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National Café

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square ,London WC2N 5DN

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A little treasure for lunch in town

by   bronze reviewer (13)

Aug 2017

There are two sections of the National Café, one is self-service, which offers the most delicious selection of cakes that I have seen in a long time, however, where we were eating is the table service part of the café, where it is possible to making a booking. There is a set lunch with two or three courses which had enough variety for us all and an excellent vegetarian option. Particularly delicious were the salted caramel and cinnamon doughnuts with toffee sauce. Not only was the...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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  • Address: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
  • Telephone: 020 7747 5942
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 8am-11pm (Sat 9am- ) Sun 9am-6pm

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