City Café

 
 
ADDRESS
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4DD 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
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
 
PRICES
Under Ł35
 

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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Pimlico Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
6 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł89  25% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 1 minute from City Café
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from Ł86  25% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from Ł126  26% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 5 minutes from City Café
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London > Restaurants > International restaurants
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London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Kingsway College, Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from City Café
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82 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 11 minutes from City Café
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Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from City Café
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London > Restaurants >
41 Romney Street, 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
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London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 7pm-11pm
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Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 7 minutes from City Café
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William Curley, Harrods
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, 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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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 11 minutes from City Café
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 32 minutes from City Café
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London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 35 minutes from City Café
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 35 minutes from City Café
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5th Floor, Harrods, Westminster, London SW1X | 10 minutes from City Café
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London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 12 minutes from City Café
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 12 minutes from City Café
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 13 minutes from City Café
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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
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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
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Exhibitions | On 14th July 2014 

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Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow
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Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Tate Britain 3 minutes walk from City Café

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British Folk Art
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Tate Britain 3 minutes walk from City Café

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Kenneth Clark
Exhibitions | Until 10th August 2014 

Tate Britain 3 minutes walk from City Café

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th September 2014 

Area 5 minutes walk from City Café

Dance, house and pop courtesy of Steve Pitron, Mikey D, Paul Heron, D Johnny, Fat Tony, Alan K And Paulo ...More

A History Of Gardening In 100 Objects Curated By Alan Titchmarsh
A History Of Gardening In 100 Objects Curated By Alan Titchmarsh
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Garden Museum 6 minutes walk from City Café

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Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Houses of Parliament 9 minutes walk from City Café

One of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ...More

 
The Big Bingo Show With Timberlina & Hey Balen
Theatre | Until 22nd December 2014 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern 11 minutes walk from City Café

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Wicked
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Theatre | Until 21st March 2015 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 14 minutes walk from City Café

'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. ...More

 
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Theatre | Until 16th May 2015 

Victoria Palace Theatre 14 minutes walk from City Café

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