As part of a major redevelopment of the Imperial War Museum, Oliver Peyton – the man behind the transformation of the edible offerings at a handful of public institutions, including the National Gallery – has opened two cafés: a spacious one on the ground floor of the museum with an outdoor terrace, and a tea room on the first floor. Expect a seasonal, British menu, including sourdough pizzas, sandwiches and a selection of cakes.
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Imperial War Museum Cafe
|Opening hours:||10am-5.30pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Lambeth North tube or Elephant & Castle tube/rail|
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I'm very surprised by the two-star rating. Having been to many galleries and museums, and working in a gallery myself, I felt this was the best museum cafe I've come across in a long time - much better than the several Peyton and Byrne and Benugo museum cafes and restaurants I've visited. The cakes are very enticing and the soups, stews and sandwiches all beautifully made. The cafe itself is very light and airy, and kept very clean. However, most of the credit must go to the staff - I visited on several occasions and each time every member of staff was friendly, helpful and very efficient. Oh, and they do damn good jam tarts.