City Café  

 
 
ADDRESS
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4DD
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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Pimlico Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
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 Ł98  26% 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 Ł79  33% 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 Ł141  39% 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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About Thyme
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
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
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London > Restaurants >
41 Romney Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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Pret A Manger
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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Cerith Wyn Evans: The Tate Britain Commission 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th March to 20th August 2017 - 10am-6pm
City Café, Millbank, SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017: Heat 2
London > Events > Music  Dates: Tuesday 27th June 2017 - 7.30pm
City Café, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th Jun to 1st Jul 2017 - 10am
City Café, Smith Square, SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
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Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from City Café
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
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Westminster Cathedral
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
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from City Café
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Westminster Abbey
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
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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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Garden Museum
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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Urban Retreat at Harrods
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from City Café
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Argonauts
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from City Café
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... 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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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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London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from City Café
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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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BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Tate Britain 3 minutes walk from City Café

Iconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years ...More

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The year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, and Tate Britain ...More

 
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A major light installation by the British artist and filmmaker, responding to the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate ...More

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Sixteen choirs from all around the world to take part in the 2017 London International A Cappella Choral Competition....More

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Royal Vauxhall Tavern 11 minutes walk from City Café

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