V&A Café

Enjoy a wide selection of freshly prepared food and drink in a choice of exceptional spaces – the world's oldest museum restaurant with its beautifully designed period rooms, or our Garden Cafe.

Gamble room, James Gamble, 1865 – 78. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Main Café

Opening hours 10.00 – 17.00, Wednesday to Sunday.

Why not start your day with a barista-made coffee and pastry? If it's lunch you're after, then you'll be spoilt for choice with an ever-changing array of hot and cold meals, salads and sandwiches. Children can take their pick from our lunchtime meal box. Tempting cakes, freshly baked scones and a selection of speciality teas are available throughout the day.

Designed by James Gamble, William Morris and Edward Poynter, the opulently decorated rooms reflect the eclectic tastes of the Victorian era.

The Garden rooms. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Garden Café

Opening hours: 11.00 – 16.00, Wednesday to Sunday.

The Garden Café is a hidden oasis in the centre of the Museum and is open all year round (weather dependent in December and January). You can sit at one of the courtyard tables or picnic on the lawn. A selection of ice creams are available throughout the summer months.

The Garden Café. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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