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11 March 2009

Pop by the World's first museum cafe

The Morris, Gamble and Poynter Refreshment Rooms are the V&A's original refreshment rooms, and when they opened in 1857 they formed the the first and only museum restaurant in the world.

Decorated in a lavish arts and crafts style they now house the museum's cafe and serve a range of hot food, salads, sandwiches and cakes, alongside hot, cold and alcoholic drinks.

Sure, it's getting a bit of a habit for tiredoflondon to carry museum bars rather than exhibits, but this one is definitely worthy of inclusion. On weekends there is often a live pianist to entertain you in a room where people have come to refresh themselves from the trials of museum visitation for over 150 years.

The cafe is open from 10am-9pm on Fridays and 10am-5.15pm all other days. For more information visit the website at http://www.vam.ac.uk/your_visit/eating/.

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1 comment:

  1. oh, I'd love to go once ! I had no idea they had an indoor cafe