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National Gallery, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.30pm, excl Fridays 10am-8.30pm
 
PRICES
Main courses £15.50-£19.50
 

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National Dining RoomsThe National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great British things like breakfasts, cakes and afternoon tea really well, while the set menu combines traditional British dishes in innovative ways. Found in the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, they share the same opening hours as the gallery so this isn't an evening place but more than worth a visit if you're in the gallery and need a gastronomic pick-me-up before you tackle the next collection. The National Dining Room is absolutely stunning, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving views over Trafalgar Square, and an immense Paula Rego covering one wall. The menu is simple and appealing, a description that also applies to the food (though it is perhaps a shade on the pricy side). British fish, seasonal vegetables and a good wine list are the staples of this atmospheric and enjoyable restaurant.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  21% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
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2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
East Wing National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as National Dining Rooms
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1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
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39 William IV Street, WC2N | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
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London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
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London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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The Den St Martins Lane
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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