National Dining Rooms

 
 
ADDRESS
National Gallery, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.30pm, excl Fridays 10am-8.30pm
 
PRICES
Main courses £15.50-£19.50
 

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National Dining RoomsThe National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great British things like breakfasts, cakes and afternoon tea really well, while the set menu combines traditional British dishes in innovative ways. Found in the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery, they share the same opening hours as the gallery so this isn't an evening place but more than worth a visit if you're in the gallery and need a gastronomic pick-me-up before you tackle the next collection. The National Dining Room is absolutely stunning, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving views over Trafalgar Square, and an immense Paula Rego covering one wall. The menu is simple and appealing, a description that also applies to the food (though it is perhaps a shade on the pricy side). British fish, seasonal vegetables and a good wine list are the staples of this atmospheric and enjoyable restaurant.

 

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Opening and closing times for National Dining Rooms

Today (Tuesday) National Dining Rooms closes at 17.30

Monday:

10.00
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17.30
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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17.30
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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17.30
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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17.30
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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20.30
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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17.30
 
 

Sunday:

10.00
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17.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - National Dining Rooms Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Dining Rooms

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