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Pennethorne's Cafe Bar  

 
 
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The New Wing Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA
 
 
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Mon to Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm
 

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Pennethorne's Cafe BarNamed after the 19th century English architect Sir James Pennethorne, the man who designed the Somerset House New Wing in which its based, Pennethorne's Cafe Bar offers all day dining, freshly baked breads and a menu inspired by Pennthorne's Grand Tour travels to France and Italy. The 85-cover cafe bar offers speciality breads - banana bread, orange brioche, walnut and raisin - all baked on site. Lunch is a delicious array of salads and sweets from the chef's deli table, roast beef, blue cheese, grilled red onions, maple syrup on rye, smoked Cornish mackerel and pickled white cabbage. Dinner brings small plates of beef, celeriac, crispy shallots; pickled Cornish mackerel, white cabbage and caraway seeds; and watercress, soft egg and pancetta - all served on toast. Desserts are traditionally comforting choices of French apple tart, Cambridge burnt cream, baked Pecorino with honey caramel and milk tart, and coffee cream. All in one of London's most iconic settings.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
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This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
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Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Located right in the heart of Somerset House, the second Tom's Kitchen opened the doors on in September 2010. The Tom's Kitchen chain comes with high ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
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Somerset House
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With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 

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