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Café in the Crypt

Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012, the Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London.

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Café in the Crypt

Café in the Crypt - A warm welcome

Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012, the Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London. Londoners and visitors from around the world return again and again to take in the striking atmosphere and enjoy the freshly prepared food.

This central London café is the perfect place to escape from a busy day out in the capital.  Whether taking a break from the office or the tourist trail, the Café’s location in the heart of Trafalgar Square makes it easy to find and  its new glass pavilion entrance is fully accessible. Once inside the Crypt there is a warm welcome awaiting you with beautiful 18th century architecture brick-vaulted ceilings, historic tombstones beneath your feet and delicious home-cooked food to feast your eyes and stomach on. Don’t forget to check out our Wednesday night  Jazz Nights.

Join us for Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner at the Café in the CryptFrom 14 November – 31 January enjoy our crusty mince pies with mulled wine, available from 11.00am for £4.95. Christmas dinner with all the trimming is on the menu from 5-24 December and you can choose from a turkey dinner with mulled wine for £12.95 or a vegetarian option of £11.95. Don’t forget to finish off with Christmas pudding which is available with your meal for an additional £3.50.


Regular Opening Times

Monday and Tuesday: 8.00am – 8.00pm

Wednesday: 8.00am – 10.30pm  (On Jazz Nights the Café is open to jazz ticketholders only from 6.30pm)

Thursday-Saturday: 8.00am – 9.00pm

Sunday: 11.00am – 6.00pm


There are over 200 seats in the Café in the Crypt and reservations are not required.  However if you would like to reserve a table here are the details:

Reservations are only available if your party contains 5-10 people. For parties of 10 or more please visit the Groups section of our website.

Email for information and reservations.

Please note we do not take reservations on Saturdays and during the month of December.


Our food

Our food is freshly prepared on-site using ingredients from local and national sustainable sources where possible and at great value. Customers can choose from a selection of Café favourites on display...

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Café in the Courtyard

Managed by the same award-winning team from the Café in the Crypt, the Café in the Courtyard will re-open on Wednesday 1 April 2016 in the open terrace directly behind...

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