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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 - Trafalgar Square treats

Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012

The Café in the Crypt is pleased to have been named the Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012. This annual award is chosen by Les Routiers customers who have sampled cafés across the UK.

5 Star Food Hygiene Rating 2012

The City of Westminster has awarded the Café in the Crypt the highest rating of five stars for our Food Hygiene.


Customer Feedback

Here is what our customers say about their experience at the Café in the Crypt:

“This is a very handy place for a restaurant right next to all the tourist chaos of the square and galleries etc. The food is nice and the location is quite unusual, Well worth knowing where this is if you need to dive out of the chaos and grab a bite to eat.”

“The Cafe in the Crypt never disappoints – wholesome, tasty food just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square. Access is via a glass entrance door to the left of St Martin-in-the-Fields. There are steps down to the crypt (or you can take the lift). Food is served, cafeteria-style, with a choice of salads, and hot dishes.”

“Stopped here for lunch and to get out of the rain. Eating on the tombs of monks in a crypt! Sounds odd but would definitely recommend it. The service is cafeteria style and works well. The food is tasty and plentiful and doesn’t break the bank. Very enjoyable and will return.”


Policies and Group Reservations

At the Café in the Crypt we ensure all of the food we purchase is from sustainable sources and our methods are environmentally friendly.  For further information please read our environmental sustainability policy.

Reservations are not required but we do recommend reservations for parties of 10 or more.  Email cafe@smitf.org or telephone 0207 766 1158 for assistance.


A word from Adam Ismael, Head Chef

If you want to know what’s new on the menu at the Café in the Crypt, ask our Head Chef, Adam Ismael.

Adam Ismael at work in the kitchen of the Café in the Crypt

Adam brings 20 years of catering experience from West End restaurants to catering for meetings and events including state banquets at Buckingham Palace! Adam has been with the Café since October 2011 but has recently taken on the role of Head Chef.
 
About his new role Adam says “This is a great opportunity for me to be appointed the Head Chef of the Café in the Crypt in the centre of the capital where I look forward to providing great fresh and seasonal food with a modern twist.”