The Cafe Below

St Mary-Le-Bow Church, Cheapside , London, EC2V 6AU

SquareMeal Review of The Cafe Below

What was once the City’s favourite vegetarian has long since turned omnivore, but there’s still a home-cooked wholesomeness about this diminutive café in the Norman crypt of St Mary-le-Bow. The daily lunch menu continues to offer rich meat-free pickings, from salad bowls to roast aubergine & Puy lentil casserole with brown rice & peperonata, although the kitchen’s talents now extend to the likes of pan-fried sea bream with herb bulgur & salsa verde. There are sandwiches on Italian-style bread to sate lighter appetites & a shorter menu is served in the evening. To drink, a clutch of wines & Meantime beers share the stage with ciders & perry from Herefordshire champions Dunkerton’s. When the sun shines, the alfresco seating in the lee of Wren’s church almost trumps the ancient crypt.

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The Cafe Below is recommended for

Group Dining 8 Plus | Breakfast | Byob | Outside Seating

Special offers

Two courses and a glass of wine (or bottle of craft ale or soda): £18

Café Below is tucked in the atmospheric thousand-year-old crypt of iconic St Mary le Bow in the heart of the City. Lauded by Jay Rayner, the restaurant has a menu of healthy homemade salads, comforting mains and house crafted desserts. From hearty beef casseroles to braised lamb to vegetarian bakes, Café Below’s menu is a wholesome yet sophisticated. This is complemented by a drinks list of small producer wines, craft beers and soft drinks. Your table is waiting!

From: 06 June 2018

To: 03 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Mansion House Tube Station 270m

St. Paul's Tube Station 294m

Address

Address: St Mary-Le-Bow Church, Cheapside , London EC2V 6AU

Area: Moorgate Liverpool Street

Opening times

Mon-Fri 7.30am-2.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Mercers' Hall 137m

Grocers Hall 240m

Details

Telephone: 020 7329 0789

Website:

Cuisine: Cafes

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Special offers

Two courses and a glass of wine (or bottle of craft ale or soda): £18

From: 06 June 2018

To: 03 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.