Peyton & Byrne

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Peyton & Byrne

Please note, this venue is now closed. Time Out Eating & drinking editors, Oct 2016.

Over the past few years, Peyton & Byrne has established something of a museum café empire. This airy outlet of the Brit-themed chain sits in the foyer of the Wellcome Collection. Pass through the bag check at the entrance and grab a seat on the stylish, candy-coloured furniture. A mouthwatering array – including savoury pies, mountains of salads, and trays filled with sweet baked treats – is displayed at a long deli counter.

Food can be hit and miss. A bland-tasting cauliflower and coconut soup came with a slice of limp sandwich bread. Better proof of their baking credentials came with a lamb pie – a crisp, buttery crust encased a flavoursome lamb ragoût. Sweet treats are definitely the main attraction; the own-made cakes, heavily frosted cupcakes and innumerable cookies are hard to resist. A smallish slice of apple and blackberry flapjack turned out to be more of an apple tart, sprinkled with cinnamon oatmeal crumble, while a giant chelsea bun was filled with dark chocolate specks (instead of the usual sticky currants). Not traditional, but good.


Venue name: Peyton & Byrne
Address: Wellcome Collection
Cross street: 183 Euston Road
Opening hours: Open 9.45am-6pm Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat; 9.45am-10pm Thur; 10.45am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Euston Square tube or Euston tube/rail
Price: Main courses £3.50-£9.50
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Went based on a recommendation by a friend. The coffee was lovely. But...

The cake was dry and the frosting was tasteless and lacked any substance. I found it expensive. The staff wasn't the most friendly either. I will try it again but based on my first visit, I wasn't that impressed.

Best coffee and the nicest museli I've ever had - honey with thyme drizzled over greek yoghurt YUM

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Nice little café in the centre of town if you like that sort of thing (tea and cake).

A little on the twee and pricy side if you’re scrimping but all very high quality and actually a pleasant place to sit and work/take a meeting as you can mostly find a table.

Good sandwiches and glasses of wine available too for when you get museum brain (me, after 45 minutes in any gallery!)