City Café  

 
 
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30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4DD
 
 
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Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday: 06:30-10:00,12:00-15:00,17:30-22:30. Saturday: 07:00-11:00,13:00-15:00,17:30-22:30. Sunday: 07:00-11:00,13:00-15:00,17:30-22:00
 
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City CaféA cool refined decor, pretension-free food and immaculate attention to detail across a versatile set of menus make this a brilliant contemporary version of a classic Brasserie. It's located in a modern hotel, which often gives restaurants a slightly sterile feel, but the dining room here has been carefully designed with booths and screens giving the impression of an intimate, comfortable space. Service is rapid, cheerful and knowledgeable. In the evening, a seasonal main menu offers updates on classics like pork and lentil soup, roast grouse, whitebait, and scallops with pork and mushy peas: novel, rich and unmistakeably English. There are separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, and prices are very much what you make of them - you can extremely cheaply here, or go for an expensive (but fairly priced) gourmet blowout. The all-you-can-eat sunday buffet is an exceptionally unhealthy and delicious way to spend the day of rest.

 

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7 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Westminster
 
6 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł91  35% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 1 minute from City Café
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł86  27% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from Ł126  41% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
 
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Chino Latino
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
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The Vincent Rooms
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Kingsway College, Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from City Café
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82 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from City Café
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from City Café
This formal restaurant in Marsham Street retains its old school charm and remains popular with men in pin-striped suits - being close to Parliament and several ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants >
41 Romney Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th February to 27th August 2018
City Café, Millbank, SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th February to 27th August 2018 - 10am-6pm
City Café, Millbank, SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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Tate Britain Commission: Anthea Hamilton
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd March to 7th October 2018
City Café, Millbank, SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from City Café
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from City Café
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from City Café
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London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from City Café
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from City Café
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 21 minutes from City Café
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 25 minutes from City Café
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 27 minutes from City Café
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from City Café
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from City Café
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from City Café
Surely one of the most desirable places to spoil yourself rotten - the Urban Retreat flagship spa sits ever so prettily on the top floor of ... More
 
 
 
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Two Chairmen Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H | 11 minutes from City Café
Two minutes away from Parliament Square and the Cabinet warm rooms, the Two Chairmen Public House is an olde worlde pub that retains a number of ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 12 minutes from City Café
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 13 minutes from City Café
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The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 10 minutes from City Café
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 12 minutes from City Café
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
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Cask & Glass
London > Nightlife > Bars
39 - 41 Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E | 13 minutes from City Café
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Major General's Review which takes place at Horse Guards Parade two weeks before the Trooping of the Colour, held ...More

 

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