Cafe in the Crypt, self service restaurant by Trafalgar Square, serving delicious food in atmospheric, step free surroundings
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid
Step free self service restaurant in a historic and atmospheric brick crypt, with gravestones, underneath St Martin in the Fields Church. Open daily 9am to 9pm and serving hot and cold food and drinks. There is also a gift shop, box office and exhibition space. Using the café helps support the work St Martin's does with homeless and vulnerable people.
Transport & Parking
The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Charing Cross, neither of which are step free. Nearest step free tube stations are Green Park or Westminster. There are several bus routes that stop close by.
There is a separate entrance to the Café in the Crypt. Then there is a spiral staircase or large lift into the basement. The café has a large spacious area with free standing table and chairs. There are a self service counters down one side, which offer hot and cold food, snacks, cakes, drinks. By the check out is a table with cutlery and drinking water.
There are two accessible toilets, one male and one female. The toilet is spacious, clean and with grab rails. There is an emergency red cord alarm with a sign saying it needed to hang freely but the cord had been cut short.
Staff were friendly and welcoming. I raised with staff that the emergency cord was short and asked her to follow this up. On this occasion I didn't require assistance but previously staff have been helpful when I've needed help with carrying my tray.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
This is one of my favourite cafes in London. Food is of excellent quality and good value. My favourite thing is that they do a special offer on soup of the day and an apple crumble combo. There's also a shop and exhibition space.