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The Café in the Courtyard 2014

News St Martin – Talking Points

Wednesday 26 March 2014

The Café in the Courtyard 2014

The Café in the Courtyard, St Martin-in-the-Fields is the place to be this season.  From 1 April – 31 October enjoy some fantastic food and drink as you watch the world go by on Trafalgar Square.

front view of Café in the Courtyard with packed seating area

Whether looking for a tasty escape from a day in the office, shopping or sightseeing, the Café in the Courtyard is the ideal retreat.   Set just off Trafalgar Square in the open terrace behind St Martin-in-the-Fields church, the Café in the Courtyard is the ideal spot to take away a coffee, sandwich or salad or the perfect central location to meet up with friends for lunch, afternoon tea or evening refreshments.

Scrumptious sandwiches and salads are prepared daily on site. Some of the Head Chef’s favourites include smoked salmon, ricotta and baby spinach with lemon thyme on country slice bread; sizzling bacon, Cheddar and tomato panini and Tiger and North Atlantic prawn and sea asparagus salad. Cakes, croissants and other tempting treats as well as hot and cold drinks are also available to take away or eat in. 

New for 2014, the Café in the Courtyard has table service available every day from 11.00am including a full wine list, mouth-watering main courses, platters to share and traditional afternoon tea. For details on opening times and menus visit

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Notes to editors: St Martin-in-the-Fields is a vibrant and welcoming church in Trafalgar Square. Throughout its history, dating back to at least 1222, St Martin’s has been an innovator.  It was the location of the first lending library and the first religious broadcast.  Amnesty International was conceived at St Martin’s while Shelter and the Big Issue were launched here. Pioneering work with homeless people starting in the First World War and continues today with the Connection at St Martin’s.   St Martin’s continues to take a stand on life’s complex issues with 20 church services each week and invitations to organisations to use the church steps as a platform for protest, display their inspiring works of art and participate in our education programme.  A strong musical tradition including performances by Mozart and Handel continues to flourish with an outstanding church music programme and an internationally acclaimed concert programme, each week with six classical music concerts and one jazz night.  St Martin’s is steeped in beautiful Georgian and modern architecture.  The design and warm welcome extend downstairs for brass rubbing, shopping and the award-winning Cafe in the Crypt.

The Café in the Courtyard was designed for St Martin-in-the-Fields by architects Platform 5.  The bespoke kiosk is made using peened stainless steel and brass mesh encased in glass resin.  These fabrics are hard-wearing but beautiful and retain an airy feel to complement the stonework and hand-blown glass of the church.