Friday, June 27, 2008

Fancy a meal in the Crypt - St. Martins in the Fields Chuch

The name's a mouthful indeed. Recently restored, St. Martins in the Fields Church competes for domination for the skyline in Trafalgar Square with National Gallery and Lord Nelson's column. But what makes it special is not the rather interesting glassworks behind its alter (you'll know what I mean if you see it) but the Crypt that's below the Church.

For those of you who are tired of the Chinese buffets, rip-off eateries who have the cheek to call themselves restaurants, this is perhaps the answer for you. Though I must emphasize that the food is not fantastic either, but hey, you get to eat in a crypt!

Towards the late afternoon, the lights are dimmed and candles placed on the tables will be lit (by the staff, of course). That added quite a bit to the ambience. If not for the slight din due to the number of diners, it would be a fantastic setting for those horror stories...

Tired after a full day of shopping or just hanging out waiting for your play/musical to start? Why not just head towards St. Martins in the Fields Church's Crypt for a cup of tea for only 1.30 pounds? That's the best offer that you'll get in the area.

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4 comments:

capybara said...

Thats not a bad price for a cup of rosy lee in London. Sounds like a place offering lots of ambience if not such good food quality.

C K said...

@capybara,
I think the place would get more crowded once more people find out about the place.

But nevertheless, it's a great place to hang out if the weather outside is not too good, which is not uncommon in London. :)

kyh said...

Sounds cool... But won't it be creepy to dine there? Also, is the church not functioning anymore?

C K said...

@kyh,
The Church is functioning. It's just that the Crypt is turned into an eatery. It's not that bad when we were there with all those people around us... or were they? ...