LOCATED IN THE MAGNIFICENT NATIONAL GALLERY, THE NATIONAL CAFÉ IS ONE OF THE MOST CHARMING & ELEGANT RESTAURANTS IN LONDON, OFFERING ALL DAY DINING FROM HEARTY BREAKFASTS TO OPULENT EVENING MEALS.
Join us for dinner any night of the week and delve into our menu of British and modern European dishes. Our head chef is truly passionate about quality British ingredients and sources all our meat, fish, dairy and veg directly from artisan producers. Our location makes us a great choice for quick pre-theatre meals, but we’re best enjoyed when you have time to soak up our lovely surroundings and wine list.
We’re open from 8am every weekday morning (9am at the weekends) and offer a breakfast menu complete with exclusively baked fresh pastries and breads, homemade preserves and sumptuous full English breakfasts. We also make a great lunch destination away from the bustle and clamor of London’s shopping and sightseeing, and our glorious afternoon teas are hard to beat – the perfect slice of vintage West End indulgence.
Our Grab and Go is a self-service café open from 10am – 6pm, offering coffee, tea and a superb selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads and indulgent cakes – perfect for those on the go!
Click here to see our group booking menu (minimum 8 guests, subject to pre-order)
Monday 8am – 7pm
Tuesday – Thursday 8am – 10pm*
Friday 8am – 10.30pm*
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 9 am – 6pm
*Kitchen closes at 9pm Tuesday to Friday; bar open until 10pm Tuesday to Thursday and 10.30pm on Friday.
The Grab and Go and Espresso Bar are open from 10.00 to 18.00 daily, and are open until 21.00 on Fridays.