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At the heart of English folk
Cecil Sharp House cafe counter in action

Cafe and bar

Eat and drink

A delicious range of hot soups, main meals and light bites as well as homemade cakes are available throughout the day in the cafe. The menu changes daily offering seasonal, freshly made choices to satisfy all appetites. 

Each day our talented in-house chef prepares a mouthwatering selection of hot meals including a vegetarian option. Our current favourite ‘winter warmers’ include smoky fish pie, a hearty beef stew packed with vegetables and gorgeous vegetable chilli with all the trimmings. If you would rather just ‘grab and go’ we offer tasty sandwiches, our famous sausage rolls, pesto and goat’s cheese tarts and hot paninis. 

If you’d prefer something different or you have any special dietary requirements please do contact us ahead of your visit as we can prepare something special just for you. We also now stock soya milk and gluten free-bread so just ask our friendly team.

The bar is open for most evening performances, public events and dances. We recommend the Battersea brewed Wandle ale from Sambrook Brewery, golden and sweet with a lingering bitterness. We also have a fantastic range of Camden Town Brewery’s bottled beers and a great selection of spirits and wines.


Opening hours

Cafe: open seven days, 10am–5pm (and usually later on events days – please contact us to check).

Bar: open for many evening performances, public events and dances, serving a range of drinks including locally brewed cask ale.

If you require a catering service outside normal opening hours please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Planning a party or event?

If you are an event organiser and would like to arrange food and drink for your event please contact us at hire@efdss,org or 020 7241 8954.

Find out more about venue hire at Cecil Sharp House