Pennethorne’s Café Bar

London, WC2R 1LA ·Website ·Call020 3751 0570

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About Pennethorne’s Café Bar

Next door to Skye Gyngell’s Spring at historic Somerset House, you’ll find this altogether more casual café and bar, named after Sir James Pennethorne – architect of the West Wing that today houses both eateries. The all-day deli-style menu partly draws inspiration from Sir James’s 19th-century Grand Tour of Europe, with a selection of well-sourced small plates, ranging from Roquefort salad with bitter leaves or ibérico ham, to pickled Cornish mackerel on toast or air-dried Yorkshire lamb. Speciality breads and pastries – the likes of bacon brioche for breakfast – are a real draw and they are also available to take away. Drinks reflect the smart heritage-rich setting – healthy juices, artisan coffee, craft beers and ciders, plus a decent wine list and classy cocktails such as the Corretto Martini (grappa, coffee liqueur and espresso). Note the good-value pre-theatre special: £25.50 buys two people a sharing board of food and a glass of Prosecco each.

Location for Pennethorne’s Café Bar

New Wing, Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LA

020 3751 0570


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 8am-10pm (Sat 10am- )

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