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Summary

£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Off a “beautiful open courtyard”, the ambitious café of Lambeth’s Garden Museum is “well worth a trip”. The “fresh, seasonal cooking” – both “well-executed classics and more unusual, interesting dishes” – is prepared by a kitchen headed by chef George Ryle, formerly of Padella.

Summary

£46
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3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A light and airy space” overlooking a “simply lovely garden” – the pavilion at Lambeth’s Garden Museum is an oasis of tranquillity in a grungy part of town. The three-year-old venture operates as a full-on restaurant for lunch and dinner; and its “ambitious, unpredictable, mainly seasonal menu” is “well executed” by chefs Harry Kaufman and George Ryle, who know their chops after stints in St John and Padella respectively. “Service can sometimes make you feel a bit of a nuisance for asking for attention…”

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A light and airy space” overlooking a “simply lovely garden” – the pavilion at Lambeth’s Garden Museum is an oasis of tranquillity in a grungy part of town. The two-year-old venture operates as a full-on restaurant for lunch and dinner; and its “ambitious, unpredictable, mainly seasonal menu” is “well executed” by chefs Harry Kaufman and George Ryle, who know their chops after stints in St John and Padella respectively. “Service can sometimes make you feel a bit of a nuisance for asking for attention…”

Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Not just a museum cafe but a proper destination restaurant” – this year-old venue in a copper-and-glass pavilion at Lambeth’s Garden Museum is a “really brilliant addition to what is otherwise a rather poorly served corner of London”. “Fresh honest flavours are simply but interestingly prepared” by chefs Harry Kaufman (ex-St John Bread & Wine) and George Ryle (ex-Padella and Primeur).

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Kate T
Lovely airy spot for a lunch with friends. ...
Reviewed 10 months, 30 days ago

"Lovely airy spot for a lunch with friends. The food was really fresh and delicious. Great cordials from the Gimlet bar and good coffee."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.80 £20.80 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £1.50
Service 10.00%
5 Lambeth Palace Rd, London, SE1 7LB
Opening hours
Monday10 am‑5 pm
Tuesday10 am‑5 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday10 am‑5 pm
Thursday10 am‑5 pm
Friday10 am‑5 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday10 am‑5 pm
Sunday10 am‑5 pm

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