The National Café

Row 1

Trafalgar Sq
London, WC2N 5DN
+44 20 7747 5942
Modern European, English
Mon–Fri: 8:00 AM–11:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM–11:00 PM Sun: 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Bad. Service is super slow, the pear mojito is salty! Really not worth it.
  • Banana cake is worth a try!
  • Polystyrene cups and Twinings tea. Hmm.
  • Very disappointed in the overall afternoon tea experience. The menu clearly stated it serves Peyton and Byrne but I was given a pot of Twinings tea.
  • The best winter stews at 4.80 perfect for work lunch and the place itself is really nice.
  • The best winter stews..
  • Staff ask you not to use laptops here
  • Good lunch!
  • I always bring my friends here before/after seeing exhibitions around. I had a fish pie and beef burger today and both were quite nice. Warm apple juice was also tasty.
  • They have a great variety on their menu catering to vegetarians and have fresh veg/fruit juices. It's also a beautiful restaurant.
  • Peaceful and surprisingly off the beaten track
  • Great breakfast pastries!!
  • There is no Wi-Fi here, use the National Gallery guest network. Password is picasso2014
  • They're open till 11pm, but food isn't available after 7. It is a quiet spot for a chat late at night.
  • Tasty breakfast and 10 dinner menu. But stay away from the coffee.
  • place almost empty - told we were only allowed to sit if we ordered food. Used to recommend this place to everyone - can't say I will continue after the implementation of this ridiculous rule
  • There are two sections: the standard counter service and then the table service next door. Both are around the same price so give table service a go for a nicer experience
  • Rather than wait forever for your food, nudge them every ten minutes. Hunger is no joke
  • Keep in mind that the Linguine dish is hot, very hot
  • Salad with pear,root and cheese is wonderful:) it's a pity that's too less:(