The Garden Café

Lambeth Palace Road , London, United Kingdom, SE1 7LB
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We are open for lunch 7 days a week from 12pm - 3pm and open for dinner on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6pm - 9.30pm.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Garden Café

The Garden Cafe serves food that is seasonal and visually stimulating, with a focus on simple ingredients and a menu that changes daily

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

Amazing quality food in a clean and bright room.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Lovely spot for well executed seasonal cooking. . Makes a change when I was relegated to sitting outside when i wanted just a coffee when it first started. A bit of a bubble from the residents or visitors to the garden museum - aimed at mainly the wealthier employees from over the westminster side of town. g

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

I live locally and had been meaning to eat at The Garden Cafe for some time. I took an international visitor for lunch, perfect for an early winter afternoon. When we were leaving I made the point of telling the staff that everything was absolutely brilliant - a rare occurrence when dining out in London. Great produce treated perfectly and not overwrought or complicated. The way food should be. Highlights included, the house-baked Sourdough, Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Breadcrumbs & Pickled Chillies, Guanciale with Castelfranco & Quince. We shared the starters and then both had Seat Trout with Hollandaise, Potatoes & Watercress. Bang on! The in-house bread & pastry chef came to the fore again with the delicious choux buns with brandy prune Creme and a brilliant Pecan Pie with Creme Fraiche. Everything truly hit the right note of being seasonally appropriate with hits of freshness. Nothing heavy or lacklustre. I’ve already recommended this little gem to others as a shining light in the otherwise bleak SW8/SE1 food landscape. One note, menu had been printed without some changes. Not a big deal. All servers sweet and attentive, could have been quicker to offer arrival drinks. Planning to revisit within the next two weeks. Bravo Guys and Thank You!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Pleasant bright and quiet space for a relaxed lunch with friendly service and good food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Really enjoyed our meal and thought it good value for money. Thanks for 'finding' a gin and tonic when it wasn't listed on the menu.

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

We like it here - super place, good food, friendly staff

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Visited On Thursday, 28 November 2019

Always delicious plates. And lovely waiting staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 November 2019

I am a regular at this restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinners as menu interesting, food is good, vegetarian options, fish is tasty, staff very friendly and professional, tables cleaned in between courses, proper napkins, lovely wine, gorgeous setting, modern decor, glass windows looking out onto lovely plants in gardens, spacious restaurant. Overall a real treat and price is right.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Lovely dinner and great service!

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

I meet up with an old friend every couple of months - she works in Westminster and this is a charming and convenient venue a little oasis of calm with good food, a tasty vegetarian option and friendly service - we like the walk over the bridge and enjoy our lunch. Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 25 November 2019

Lovely place, lovely meal

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Visited On Monday, 25 November 2019

Loved the unusual and fresh twist on familiar ingredients (mallard with pork), and the venison bites with quince jelly. Lovely light and airy room of a daytime. Friendly service. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Monday, 25 November 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Fresh, interesting food served promptly with a smile and linen napkins; no disappointment here!

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Great food and great service!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Beautiful setting of the seating area around the courtyard, the food was fantastic, with a lot if attention to detail, top quality ingredients and a creative menu. Staff was attentive and amenable. We had a great afternoon. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

A really nice lunch venue which has become a regular for me this year. Friendly staff and service at about the right pace. My friends and I all enjoyed the food and the very good house red. I will be back!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

As always, the menu was varied and interesting. Very good vegetarian and fish options. Fantastic service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Delightful meal and very pleasant waiter

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Great place and good food we are regulars.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The food was absolutely delicious, with unusual fresh vegetables. I would not hesitate to recommend The Garden Cafe to friends or family and hope to return again before too long.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

loved it, really accommodating of a baby too.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Great food in a stylish setting!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Great space, great location and excellent food and service as always

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

The food was very pleasant, but main course portions were very small. Perhaps we were expected to have three courses, but that would have been very costly for us.

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