Garden Museum Cafe reopens for alfresco dining, with new menu

The Garden Museum Cafe, located at the heart of the historic Garden Museum in Lambeth, has re-opened, and launched its outside summer terrace and al fresco garden in the courtyard.

The modern-British/European menu is curated by the restaurant’s young head chef George Ryle (ex-Primeur, Padella), who is serving up a weekly-changing menu using produce from the likes of Natoora, Swaledale, Flying Fish and Mons Cheesemongers, with bread baked by the team in-house.

Guests can expect dishes such as ‘Roast calcots and romesco’ and ‘Courgette, crab, chilli and basil’ on the small plates menu, through to mains such as ‘Onglet, white sprouting broccoli and anchovy’ and ‘Cavatelli with pork rib and nduja ragu’. Dessert options on the re-launch menu include ‘Leche frita with stewed rhubarb’ and ‘Ricotta & hazelnut cake’ (dishes from £7, to £17 for the larger mains).

Garden Museum director Christopher Woodward said: “We decided – unlike almost all other Museums – to run the cafe ourselves at the Garden Museum.

“I remember meeting George for the first time and trying his food and thinking, wow, that’s delicious. It’s a small space and we worked hard during lockdown at getting every dish right.

“So we’re thrilled to now be able to welcome guests back to our outside dining spaces this month, and the main restaurant from late May.”

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