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Cafe Cafe

3.9
45 reviews
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£25 and under
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European
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, English
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sunday:12pm - 5pm
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Phone number
020 8864 8456
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Closer underground station: Harrow on the Hill
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.4
value
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jp1016 (London)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Went for a meal for two on a weekend evening and were not especially impressed - the place has an odd feel to it - the management are clearly keen to try and be everything to everyone, so there's a cocktail bar/pub/restaurant, with loud music - which is nice atmosphere in the bar, but a bit odd in the restaurant (the whole thing is open plan). The staff were all very good and helpful - though we did have to move tables having sat down as a large group turned up who had apparently booked and there'd been a mix up.
The food was definitely average - I had North African spiced lamb, which was very well cooked, but no taste of spice at all; my partner had rack of lamb - again excellently cooked, but the knife given was useless and when I asked for a steak knife (happily provided - good staff!) it was fairly useless too - we both agreed that the dishes had been well prepared but never actually tried by anyone. Given that the bill for a bottle of wine and 2 mains came to over £55, it definitely wasn't worth that amount - a shame.

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BS89 (London)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

Café Café has a fun, lively atmosphere with excellent food, a wide-ranging menu and delicious cocktails. They were very accommodating when I had to adjust my booking. I went for my birthday and had a brilliant time.

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IB123 (London)
1.0  Dined on November 28, 2015

Very bland and tasteless food. Main and sides had no taste. Desert was okay but overall disapointing food especially following recommendations from elsewhere.
Service was good and nice venue.

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KayyStar (London)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2015

I always come here. I love the food! Would definitely recommend!

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Sharky (London)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

I'd have walked past this restaurant if a friend hadn't already recommended it to us. The menu we'd already previewed online and I'd been looking forward to it all week and it did not disappoint. The choice was excellent and there was plenty of fish and meat choices, I could easily have eaten there all week and not been bored with the food. The service was good, and the setting nice enough, the mains were excellent value, the wine and starter value was fairly typical, with only the cocktails which I felt could have been slightly better value perhaps.

We all had an excellent evening and would certainly go back!

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snave (London)
2.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

Sorry but we were extremely underwhelmed at this restaurant. The halloumi was lovely but where was the Gado Gado salad? Was it that leaf on top? My lamb shank looked overdone and was completely bland - where were the morrocan spices? The mash & the wine were good. My friends were similarly disappointed I'm afraid - the chips were pale and flaccid, the chicken pie was swimming in a soup rather than gravy but oh yes the mash was good! The staff whilst trying hard were perhaps a bit young & under trained. It was very loud with small tables and quite frankly, cheap & nasty cutlery. And to pay £80 for this ( mushroom starter £6-£7 for one mushroom) !!! No we cannot recommend - this restaurant is trying to be something it most definetely is not - I think maybe it should concentrate on the bar which by the sound of it was extremely popular!

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Rjwe (Oxford)
3.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

The food was great with a large selection of specials. The wine was reasonable and of a good quality. The service was shocking considering how much we paid for our meal we had limited interaction. The only time staff actually spoke was to initially ask for drinks and our main meal. Their idea of service was to stand at the edge of our table, waiting for us to speak.

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MWHE (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2015

Convenient location to Harrow School, all three meals were of good quality and served promptly, will certainly go there again. Can be busy so book in advance.

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Morgan (London)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2015

Took two friends to the restaurant and we had a great time. The waitress didn't offer us the set dinner menu which included a glass of wine until I asked. By that time we had ordered a bottle of wine, so we queried that and the waitress agreed to take the price of a glass of wine from the bottle of wine, which was fine. The food was excellent as usual. The only thing the restaurant should note , is that your waitress or waiters should be able to describe even if only briefly what the food is, not say I don't know and leave it like that! We had to ask her to find out for us. Great food, Great atmosphere and the set menus are value for money.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

Food was great but due to large parties at the bar area it was so noisy you were unable to talk at your table only shout at each other!

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TheserialdaterN0096516amz (London)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2015

This restaurant had amazing service waitresses were on point there for whatever we needed. Parking wasn't a problem as there is parking outside or available on the same Street. We were greeted with smiles and given a selection of tables to choose from, the menu has a healthy balance of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes both in starters and mains. The food came out fairly quickly was really well presented, portion sizes were good and it tasted fantastic. Overall including service and meal was a really good choice and I'd recommend this restaurant to all.

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AnnieMac (London)
1.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

I used to eat here regularly about ten years ago. I booked for an occasion . It was lunchtime and there were ten people in the restaurant. We were seated on a table for two in between and in close proximity to two other couples. I requested if we could be seated elsewhere for a bit more privacy but was told they were all reserved. We were in the restaurant for one and a half hours and in that time no one else came in. No more reservations so we felt we had been herded to suit the table staff and were very disappointed after hoping for a trip down memory lane.

I was disappointed there was no salad main options but ordered a caesar salad with chicken. The dish came with an overcooked 'rubberised' texture breast of chicken on top of two large torn and limp lettuce leaves and an overcooked new potato. I returned the dish. There was nothing else appetising for me.
Cafe Cafe needs to have a good look at itself in today's highly competitive market place. A good venue with poor fayre and poor service structure.

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KayyStar (London)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2015

I always get the sea bass. It's so good.
If you haven't been I would definitely recommend to visit

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Sandy (London)
4.0  Dined on May 31, 2015

Great atmosphere. Good food. Quick efficient service & good value for money.
Would definitely visit again.

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PEHO (London)
3.0  Dined on May 15, 2015

Good for a girls' night out. Good atmosphere and good food. Service good despite busy night

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