Self-service veggie cafe located in the old building that was St. Mary-at-Lambeth church on the South Bank, in the same building as The Museum of Garden History. Usually several savories pre-cooked, a few salads, plus drinks & snacks. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, English, Western, Take-out
Museum of Garden History, Old St Mary-at-Lambeth Church, Lambeth Palace Road (10 min walk from Westminster tube station)
South East London, England SE1 7LB

Open Tue-Sat 10.:0am-4:45pm.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only


First Review by JohnnySensible
  • vegetarian


3 Posted on 09 / 01 / 2014

had lunch her on a busy saturday in august, was tranquil and a great chilled setting.
a very limited menu with three lunch options and a couple of salads. very limited but everything looked good quality and was well presented. if you're vegan tell them as they were about to add creme fraiche to my soup without asking. The herbs used are definitely fresh and used in abundance.

staff were lovely and it is very well priced for a lunch.

Pros: setting, price
Cons: limited, but a lunch place.
  • vegan

Not really vegan friendly

2 Posted on 06 / 25 / 2014

I've been here twice and although it's a beautiful spot I don't find it very vegan friendly, non of the cakes are vegan and they don't even have any dairy free alternative milk so no for lunches, there were just one vegan option when I was there and that was a soup. Don't come here for coffee or if you're hungry...

Pros: beautiful place
Cons: only one vegan option, no dairy free milk, no vegan cakes
  • vegan

Cosy environment, authentic food

5 Posted on 06 / 14 / 2013

This cafe is located inside of an old church. As soon as you've had a first glanze at the exterior, you instantly get that cosy feeling, which only increases once you step inside the cafe (the "hallway" is like a tiny grove!)
I had the summer vegetable soup alongside some sourdough bread, and it was absolutely lovely! It is by far the best soup I've ever had at a restaurant! The staff were really sweet, and the whole experience felt very pleasant and laidback to me. I will most certainly return to this wonderful cafe! This is my number one tip of restaurants in London.

Pros: Beautiful, laidback environment, Lovely food, Great staff
Cons: Cash only


  • raw

Simple, Cozy, Nutritious

4 Posted on 06 / 09 / 2013

Life doesn't need to be sophisticated to be nourished.
So does the food here, nothing but simple homemade menu of the day which is simply delicious.

Usually have soup of the day, fresh vegetable salad, and 3-4 main courses to choose, also some vegetarian/vegan bakery.

Some menu is limited so there's less choices for late lunch, recommended to arrive early. Although there's not many variety, but overall is very yummy and lovely.

Worth to have a simple meal in cosy place to nourish your body! :)

Pros: Fresh & Good taste
Cons: Limited choice
  • vegan

peaceful cafe near westminster

4 Posted on 07 / 05 / 2011

The cafe is in the garden museum, a and graveyard just over the river from parliament/Westminster. Some seating indoors and you can also sit outside in the walled garden to eat.
For a small cafe there was a reasonable choice of soup, salad and a couple of mains which you could have as a platter with salads. The soup one main and all salads were vegan and had great fresh herby flavour.
The environment makes this cafe work.

Pros: peaceful environment, good flavour and some vegan choices
Cons: don't expect a massive range, can have long queues
  • vegan

Good food in unusual setting

4 Posted on 02 / 27 / 2010

Last visited on 17.02.10. A lovely vegetarian cafe with at least 3 vegan choices on a small but interesting menu. Situated inside an old church that is now the Museum of Garden History.

Pros: Reasonably Priced, Friendly Staff, Good size portions
  • vegetarian


5 Posted on 10 / 14 / 2009

We stumbled on this place by accident one lunchtime and had a delicious meal consisting of a hot dish accompanied by very fresh salad. Creative dishes, quiet atmosphere and good prices. Only negative was that staff were a bit off hand, but it didn't detract too much from the experience.

Pros: Delicious food, Creative menu, Location
Cons: Staff
  • herbivore

Lovely setting - simple food -

3 Posted on 08 / 18 / 2008

No menu.

Very simple food - "home cooking" style.

Pre-cooked & served from a counter so no waiting.

6+ hot dishes.

3/4 salad choices.

Tasty & nutritious & fairly priced.

Short distance from Westminster Tube station.


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Last updated: 2012/03/01


Added: 2008/08/16


Added by: JohnnySensible