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Regency Cafe

#59 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Westminster
Cafe, British, Diner
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17-19 Regency Street, Pimlico, London SW1P 4BY, England
+44 20 7821 6596
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Today
07:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Long lines, bad food, wobbly seats. Take your tourist pic and then get some great food at the Astral Cafe or at the Sappori Cafe on Horseferry Road.

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Thank Paulsummerville
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A cracking old school cafe right near the Palace of Westminster, great food, amazing staff (the lady taking the orders is unbelievable!!). Someone else wrote don't worry about the queue or lack of seats when you get there as the queue moves fast and a seat will be there when you get your food. Definitely be back.

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Thank Adimac99
New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm pretty late with a review, considering that we still talk of the Regency very fondly, but Trip Advisor was prompting me to write reviews, so here we go! Years ago, just before my boyfriends first visit to England with me, we watched the movie Layer Cake. After one of the most brutal scenes in the movie, that happens to... More 

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Thank JessicaLNewYork
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Classic British cafe with excellent, cheap food. You'll find all the classics here, such as full British breakfast, liver etc. Great, uncomplicated food and amazing value for money. As it was very close to my previous job I've visited many times. If you are visiting London try making a stop there -it's quite close to the Tate Gallery so you... More 

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Thank mkosmides
Vienna, Austria
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220 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have never been to anything like this before!! we had this place recommended by our host and it was great. prices are AWESOME, food is really nice, the lady on the counter is an original :) you go there order at the counter and then she yells out whatever is ready for you to pick up. it is really... More 

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Thank Katharina H
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended this place for breakfast as been one of the best place to eat that was next door to where we was staying. We was greeted to a sign that says we have to order our food before we can sit, so that means no taking up a table while your friend or family orders your food. The cue... More 

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Thank darkfantasy223
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value for money breakfast in a true London spirit. We had eggs, sausage, ham and beans along with tea. Best fuel to be ready for the sightseeing :)

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Thank Bruno B
New York, NY
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside, the exterior of the cafe looks clean and simple with signage "Regency Cafe", a reflection of the interior of no fuss or fluff. My friend brought me here on a Wednesday morning and there were no lines! I ordered my meal with beans, bacon, sausage, toast, with hashbrowns on the side. This was certainly a different type... More 

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United Kingdom
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276 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and great value for money. If you catch it at the right time then you won't have to queue but if not, it's worth the wait. The queue moves quickly anyway as the owners and staff are super efficient. Good for a hearty breakfast/lunch/dinner.

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Thank MmeBarbes
Yorkshire
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the way - 'greasy spoon' is a compliment in my book. Nice meal, unpretentious. Uncomfortable seating, but it was part of the charm. The guy serving (Marco I think) was excellent - a real character, with a few words for everyone who walked in. I visited because it featured in one of my favourite movies , Layer Cake, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Regency Street, Pimlico, London SW1P 4BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighbourhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7821 6596

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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