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 Saturday, 17 April 2021

Great meal in a unique setting

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

We’d like to think we had the best table in the garden, and the best weather of the year. We are grateful to the café for organising the table. And for the Archbishop next door for organising the weather.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Thank you for a lovely meal in a beautiful setting. Both the food and service were excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Best place in London for alfresco dining

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Great food and nice setting. Love this place.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Food was delicious and overall good vfm though couldn't justify paying over £5 for a mince pie

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Visited On Monday, 14 December 2020

Great food!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Great food and service. Pleasant staff. Nice vibe in a great location. Worth making time to also visit the permanent collection in the museum.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Our food was delicious but we found the menu too restricted, i.e. fishy. We did not want a first course at lunch and were very pleased with the lamb and chick peas main course, which we both had, but there was nothing in the first course which we would have chosen. Oysters, mussels and two fish choices is too much, we think.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Again another excellent visit the the Garden Cafe. We love the tight, fresh menu and small wine list. All our dishes for the 3 diners were delicious, perhaps just a little too citrus on the sea bass. Celeriac, pear & gorgonzola and. the mussels, nduja and leek starters were superb. Only sorry that you are only open one evening a week. we will have to try and come at lunchtime more often.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

Excellent food and service. Fairly short menu but choice of a meat, fish or vegetarian main course. Light, clean modern attractive venue. I'm a local and a regular visitor and have never been disappointed.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

London’s unsung hero of restaurants ..

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 December 2020

What a kind and lovely place. Full of heart. A warm oasis in the middle of a very harsh world. The Musuem was fascinating. Smaller then I thought. But truly beautifully presented. The staff were wonderful. Especially our waiter. He was pure professionalism. Kind, gave us enough space, gave us the time we needed to just relax, Amazing food. Totally satisfied me. The only negative I could give is the table and chairs feel a little cafeteria like. With the whole experience being so full of class and warmth, just making them a little more comfortable and eloquent would bring the whole experience close to perfection. Or perhaps adding more plants and a garden feel to the dining area. But it’s not needed. It would just be an extra. Overall, exceptionally happy. Thank you so much. P.s. we did get stuck in the elevator for about5 min. Don’t let that happen to others. It was a bit scary. Thanks again, james

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Visited On Monday, 07 December 2020

Charming environment, friendly, safe and attentive service and interesting menu

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Lovely lunch in a beautiful setting. The staff went out of their way to look after us, would highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Lovely lunch after the exhibition and moving reservation to earlier in the day was no problem so thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Had a really lovely lunch, great food and great coffee, highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

This was the best meal out in a couple of years Staff food and atmosphere just so enjoyable Thank you Jane

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

The food was delicious and incredibly good value. The quality of the meat was excellent. Staff were friendly and prompt. I would certainly recommend to anyone who genuinely loves simple food made with quality ingredients.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

We loved it. Food was so good!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

My fourth visit in two months. Fabulous, interesting food options and a perfect place to visit whenever you are near the Thames or the Embankment. The Garden Cafe is a perfect place for lunch and when C19 eases i hope to get there for dinner too. Each of my guests have really enjoyed the ambience, food and service - and we all ADORE your home-made bread! Thankyou and i look forward to joining you again after lockdown 2.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

I love eating at the Garden Cafe. It is always delicious as well as different and interesting. I have eaten things here which are entirely new to me. Those are exciting experiences.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Delicious as always, excellent service, safe and friendly environment

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Wonderful location (nice and bright on a gloomy November day), lovely friendly staff, and delicious fresh food.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

A pleasure to Lunch here

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