Very nice lunch - good food good service nice location, definitely one for lunch time chat in friendly and interesting environment.
The food was absolutely fantastic and cooked to perfection. The staff were wonderful & patient with us and it was really appreciated. Nearly a week later we're still talking about what a wonderful time we had. It is not a criticism, but the venue is clearly *very* child friendly, so it got a bit noisy at times. Worth noting if you are after a quiet date.
Delicious. Good value, great setting and delicious food.
Lovely evening here for delicious dinner with 3 friends. Relaxed atmosphere and ingredient-focused cooking with lovely wines. Extremely good value for standards and attentive service.
Excellent food with emphasis on flavour with new and exciting combinations.
We had lunch with two grandchildren who were catered for very willingly. Then I had dinner with friends and it was very pleasant, with delightful food.
Good relaxed ambience, very friendly and professional staff, efficient service. Quiet enough for a weekend lunch/ coffee catch up with friends. View of a little garden was also a treat. I loved how they hand-wrote reservations on the tables!
Gnocchi was on the soggy side (maybe it was just their style, I expected something chewy!) but it was delicious.
The food, the service and the overall atmosphere was just amazing. Even the weather was perfect that day, making the gardens look even prettier.
Great little gem by Lambeth Palace - plus with the meal you get an entry pass to the museum
Despite having problems in the kitchen, some ovens and hobs weren’t working, the food was a delight, as always. The cuisine is inventive, fresh and well cooked. The service is very professional, friendly and swift, without feeling rushed. The glass windows look over the bustle of Lambeth Road on the one side, with the peace of the inner, Dan Pearson designed garden, on the other. Fast becoming one of my favourite places to eat.
Excellent meal for 4. One quibble: I had an expensive choice of brill with leeks. This was super but not a balanced meal as there were no potatoes/rice/pasta.all other main courses did. White beans with rosemary etc would go very well with it.
The Garden Cafe is a beautiful, open and airy place to have lunch with it's large windows letting in lots of light. The fish we had as the main course with chicory was perfectly cooked and delicious. Desserts I have had here previously have been inventive and tasty. A great place to meet with friends for an informal lunch.
Another lovely evening at the Garden Cafe, with great food as always. The wine list has expanded since we were last there.
THe menu was good, but our gluten free friend was disappointed in the choice and found the vegetarian selection very limited. Why did not not have crepes on Shrove Tuesday?
A delightful restaurant. We went because of a brilliant review by Jay Rayner in the Observer. Quite simple cooking but unusual ingredients and combinations. But it works. Delicious flavours and sauces.
Very pleasant ambiance and excellent service.
I had an amazing three course dinner at The Garden Cafe for a recent birthday celebration. Innovative dishes with fresh ingredients, great wine, and wonderful atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.
Light and airy location overlooking interesting garden with attentive and pleasant staff. Food tasty and good wine.
The Garden Café is a must stop-off when I visit the Tate Britain. The food is fresh, service impeccable, even the complimentary bread&butter is a perfect warm welcome.
However, what I have found is that prices have increased and the menu is more meat heavy. There was only one vegetarian main, which contains dairy. Out of the whole menu there was only one vegan item – a parsley root soup.
After my first visit I was quick to recommend the restaurant to all my vegetarian friends as we had an array of tasty and seasonal veg dishes. I never knew beetroot could be so delicious! However, I don’t feel I could offer this recommendation anymore. I normally eat vegetarian, but the lack lead me to a fish dish, which was nothing special, a little bland and dry, it could have been the nature of the fish to be fair, but a shame nonetheless.
With their changing menu, I will be back to give it another go, the service and atmosphere is always a delight, a hidden gem.
Excellent food, lovely staff in a very charming setting.
A real find for a pleasant, relaxing Sunday visit with good food and excellent service.
A lovely light and modern cafe created in an imaginative extension to an existing church, now the Garden Museum. The service team was very welcoming and efficient and the food of a good standard. Altogether, an enjoyable experience and good choice of venue for lunch.
I was disappointed with the choice of menu offering and the very small size of the vegetable portions. My granddaughter ended up with a pork chop and nothing else (not liking mustard sauce or braised chicory and you were unable to offer alternative vegetables or anything filling).
We also had to wait a very long time after ordering for the meal to arrive.
The bread ran out and the toilets were dirty on January 3rd. They clearly hadn't been cleaned from the Gardeners Question Time event.
More widely, (please pass this on) I was charged twice for an item at the shop and the handout on Captain Bligh is extremely badly written and seemed unfinished. Was there meant to be a second page?
A disappointing visit which I had really looked forward to.
Sunday lunch watching the snow come down in their perfect glass cube. Lovely staff and stunning food.
The Garden of Earthly Delights! We had a fun and delicious informal birthday lunch at the new Garden Cafe, which is attached to the Garden Museum near Lambeth Palace. In a bit of wasteland, it was wonderful to discover this genuinely original and charming restaurant staffed by delightful people and cheffed by two young men who really know their trade. The restaurant is light, airy and pretty with (on one side) a lovely garden view and peaking over on the other, the Thames. The menu is original, fresh and changes daily. It's not open late (usually closing around 5.00) so check times before you visit.
Staff were very friendly and attentive, offered me bread while I waited for my partner to arrive, and more bread to mop up the juices of my cod dish. Nice selection of local beers and a well-made hot chocolate. The food was imaginative and delicious. Floor to ceiling windows gave a lovely view of the garden on a rainy day - didn't feel like we were in the middle of the city at all.
Delicious food, served in a great setting. Lovely selection of wines and tasty coffee. Only suggestion would be to not book a table at 2pm plus, felt ousted into our deserts because the kitchen wanted to leave. Bit unprofessional, very friendly staff and have recommended again.
Great venue, very interesting menu and delicious food
The food at the Garden Museum Cafe is quite superb. This is a real find and well worth making a trip to sample some of the most interesting new cooking I've experienced in a long time. Lovely, imaginative wine too which reinforces the sense that the team are always trying to deliver new sensations - and they are succeeding!
A memorable lunch with excellent food prepared by people who obviously care about food. The wine list was imaginative and the service was friendly. A great place to have discovered.
The food was delicious if the main course was somewhat cold. The wine was lovely.
Interesting seasonal menu. Tasty dishes. Pleasant waiters.
Inventive menu with interesting tastes innovative starters great fish and and beef mains finished of with some great deserts . The only thing missing were a range of sides to accompany the mains . Nice wine list.
I love this restaurant. A simple menu all cooked brilliantly.
Before the Garden Museum was revamped, it always had an excellent cafe but it was a cafe and not a restaurant.
The Garden Museum now has a very nice restaurant with excellent food and excellent service.
I will certainly be recommending it.
Very pleasant ambience, light, airy, attractive views over courtyard garden. Nice and helpful staff. A most welcome addition to a part of London almost devoid of interesting and good cuisine. Reasonably priced menu, wines too. From Westminster worth short walk south over Lambeth Bridge to reach it. Also easy to walk/bus to from Imperial War Museum.
Nice place - lovely location. No music, which is a blessing, so it is quiet. Can talk easily without having to shout against the noise. Menu bit too up-market for me, and would prefer some more basic, ordinary things to choose from. Even just sandwiches for lunch?
A different experience in atmospheric surroundings overlooking the courtyard garden of the Museum. Delicious Italian food in a warm and welcoming space.
Really lovely food, lots of choice - everything sounded tempting. Despite other reviews, I found the portions to be a perfect size. Highly recommended if you are looking for a foodie lunch and a nice glass of wine.
Lovely view of the courtyard garden. Service polite but very slow and we were not offered bread.