National Dining Rooms  

 
 
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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 4 minutes from National Dining Rooms
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 14 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 15 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
 
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The National Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
East Wing National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as National Dining Rooms
On the ground floor of the East Wing of the National Gallery, with its own entrance opposite St Martin-in-the-Fields, The National Cafe is ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Garden Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
27-31 Charing Cross Road, 10th Floor Assembly Hotel, WC2H | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
High up on the 10th floor of the Assembly Hotel the Garden Room , brought to you ... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
Set over two glorious floors in the heart of Theatreland, Les Deux Salons is an all-day French Brasserie. The grand interior has a beautiful, ornately tiled ... More
 
 
 
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Bancone Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
39 William IV Street, WC2N | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
Described by Grace Dent as casually orgasmic and deeply affordable, Bancone has been making waves on the dining scene ever since it opened in Covent Garden ... More
 
 
 
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
 
 
 
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Jersey Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th July 2021 to 2nd January 2022 - Various Times
National Dining Rooms, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
A return to the West End for the award-winning jukebox musical charting the rise and eventual break-up of 1960s rock'n'roll group The Four Seasons with a ...More
 
 
 
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The Mousetrap
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 17th May 2021 to 30th January 2022 - Various Times
National Dining Rooms, West Street, WC2H | 5 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Long-running adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery replete with a legendary twist, in which nothing is quite what it seems as Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives at ...More
 
 
 
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Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June 2021 to 9th January 2022 - Various Times
National Dining Rooms, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 6 minutes from National Dining Rooms
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as National Dining Rooms
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from National Dining Rooms
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from National Dining Rooms
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from National Dining Rooms
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from National Dining Rooms
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from National Dining Rooms
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Dining Rooms
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the faƧade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from National Dining Rooms
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from National Dining Rooms
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 

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The Drifters Girl
Theatre | Until 26th March 2022 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Dining Rooms

Beverley Knight plays Faye Treadwell, manager of The Drifters, in the world premiere staging of a musical about the woman ...More

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Theatre | Until 12th February 2022 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Dining Rooms

Alex returns to the old Sussex farmhouse of his youth and recalls a battle against dark, ancient forces with his ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Life Of Pi
Theatre | Until 27th February 2022 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

Max Webster directs the West End transfer of Lolita Chakrabarti's stage adaptation of the novel by Yann Martel about a ...More

Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2022 

Trafalgar Studios 3 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

A return to the West End for the award-winning jukebox musical charting the rise and eventual break-up of 1960s rock'n'roll ...More

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 6 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

Clint Dyer directs a celebration of the life of the music superstar from humble beginnings in the hills of rural ...More

Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Sondheim Theatre 6 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's long-running musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss plays out a ...More

Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Prince Edward Theatre 7 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th January 2022 

Duchess Theatre 8 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset ...More

Frozen: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8 minutes walk from National Dining Rooms

Michael Grandage directs a magical stage musical based on the Disney animated film, which charts the journey of two sisters ...More

 
 
 
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