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Housed within the National Gallery, The National Cafe carries with it the same elegant charm that is a mainstay of this distinct gallery. With an all-day dining menu, the restaurant offers classic European cuisine with contemporary flair. Familiar dishes like eggs Benedict, French toast, sandwiches,salads and puddings dominate the menu. Noteworthy among all is a dessert selection that is packed with drool-worthy offerings. Although the cafe can be a little noisy, there's a private dining room that is ideal for small functions.
Named after one of London's most famous fictional sleuths, the Sherlock Holmes is an easy name to remember, and one of the best traditional English bars in the capital to grab a pint and a bite to eat. Serving a host of traditional English dishes at reasonable prices, food is available in the downstairs bar, or from the upstairs restaurant, which is designed as a replica of Sherlock Holmes' study. In fact, the place is packed with Sherlock Holmes memorabilia, so fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's wily detective will have hours of nostalgic fun.
If you like venues to be a little more unusual than the norm, and don't mind traipsing over gravestones to get your dinner, then Crypt Café is for you. Situated underneath St. Martins-in-the-Field just off Trafalgar Square, this spacious and unique café was a former crypt and burial ground of some famous people such as Nell Gwynn, the mistress of Charles II and also notorious highwayman, Jack Shepherd, captured and executed at the age of 22. The cafe is self service and is mostly filled with pensioners, but the food is good and reasonably priced.
This Oilver Peyton restaurant is set in the famous National Gallery and overlooks Trafalgar Square. The National Dining Rooms offers the best of regionally-inspired British cuisine with a menu that changes often. The meats are cured in-house and the ingredients are procured from local independent businesses; the result is a fabulous array of wonderful dishes that are fresh and flavorsome. Stop by for Afternoon Tea to feast on a myriad of sandwiches, cakes and scones along with tea or champagne. Whether you visit for a leisurely meal or a cup of coffee with cake, you are sure to leave the National Dining Rooms with a satisfied smile on your face.
Located in the comforting Haymarket Hotel, Brumus Bar and Restaurant is a colorful cozy eatery which looks like a garden. Customer satisfaction has always been a top priority here, which is a fact that is evident from the service you are sure to receive out here. The ambiance is excellent with high quality furniture. The food is tasty, and more importantly, healthy. The drinks selection includes champagne, pink champagne and red wines. Brumus offers both English and Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can be rest assured that a visit to this restaurant will leave you with no regrets!
The Portrait Restaurant offers British fine dining in the heart of the city. Located in the National Portrait Gallery, its floor-to-ceiling windows open up to 360-degree panoramic views of London. Head here for brunch, dinner or afternoon tea overlooking the Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the London Eye. Savor Roast turbot in red wine sauce, or Chargrilled Hereford rib eye beef with hand-cut chips from the restaurant's set and a la carte menus, paired with a bottle of sparkling wine.