The Garden Cafe comes to Lambeth, with chefs from Padella and St John's Bread & Wine

The Garden Cafe comes to Lambeth, with chefs from Padella and St John's Bread & Wine

What: The Garden Cafe

In a nutshell: The Garden Museum's new cafe in Lambeth is serving seasonal food with simple ingredients

Summing it all up: There's a new cafe coming to Lambeth attached to the freshly reopened Garden Museum, and it's got a pair of VERY interesting chefs at the helm, who'll be dishing up a daily changing menu.


The low-down

It's been shut since October 2015, but the Lambeth's much loved Garden Museum is *finally* set to reopen, complete with a brand new restaurant - and it'll have Harry Kaufman and George Ryle at the helm.

The duo have stacked up a very impressive set of names under their collective belt, with Harry Kaufman gaining experience at St John Bread & Wine and Lyles, while George Ryle has worked at Padella and Primeur. Now, after knowing each other for 10 years, they've decided to team up to bring a daily-changing, seasonal menu to the new pavilion attached to the Garden Museum. And it sounds like a lovely spot, with the building framed by gardens from award-winning garden designers Dan Pearson and Christopher Bradley-Hole

Some of the dishes you can expect to see this time of year includes:

  • Mackerel, samphire and gooseberries
  • Tagliatelle, datterini tomatoes, basil and parmesan
  • Aged pork leg, rainbow chard and anchovy
  • Cherry and brown butter tart
  • Raspberry ripple ice cream and candied oats

If you're after a boozy lunch, there'll be plenty of beers and "interesting but accessible" wines to choose from, until 5.30 when the cafe will shut.

“We share a love of contemporary, seasonal cooking, and having known each other for a decade - we’re excited to finally be working together,” the duo say. “We want people to come to the The Garden Cafe for a long, relaxed lunch, but also to be somewhere that locals or museum visitors can pop in for a quick plate of food that is both delicious and good value.”


More about The Garden Cafe

Where is it? Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB

When does it open? 26 June 2017

Find out more: Follow the Garden Cafe on Instagram @gardenmuseumcafe.