The National Cafe

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4DN

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The National Cafe

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4DN

The National Café is set inside the wonderful National Gallery and is one of the most charming and elegant restaurants in London. Drawing on the vivid colours of the National Gallery’s latest exhibition “The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits”, Oliver Peyton’s the National Café in London, has created a limited-edition afternoon tea.


Celebrating the work of the acclaimed impressionist Paul Gauguin’s exotic portraits, the afternoon tea features delicate finger sandwiches including smoked salmon, horseradish and crème fraiche; cucumber and cream cheese; egg and mayo; and ham, while freshly baked scones are served with clotted cream and Peyton and Byrne’s signature preserves. Playing on Gauguin’s bright colour palette, new vibrant fruit-based patisserie from a pistachio and raspberry layer cake; raspberry macaroon; and passion fruit tart; sit alongside mini Victoria sponge and carrot cake for the perfect sweet ending. Aromatic and flavourful teas such as wild berries and Gardenia complete the offering.

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Information about your visit

Tea Times
Monday2.30pm - 5.30pm
Tuesday2.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm - 5.30pm
Thursday2.30pm - 5.30pm
Friday2.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturday2.30pm - 5.30pm
Sunday2.30pm - 5.30pm
Menus & Pricing

Afternoon tea prices start from £22.50 per person.

Afternoon Tea
Selection of finger sandwiches

Freshly baked raisin or plain scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve


Pistachio and raspberry layer cake
Raspberry macaroon
Passion fruit tart
Mini Victoria sponge
Carrot cake

Loose Leaf Tea

£22.50 per person
£31.50 per person with a glass of Champagne

Please note that menus are subject to change. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.

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