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We offer delicious sandwiches, salads and cakes, as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks from a range of different places at the Gallery: 

The National Café

The National Café grab-and-go area (by the Getty Entrance) is open. Please note the table service area is closed. 

Pop-up Café

There is a pop-up café in the foyer outside the Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre on Level -1 (near to the 'Artemisia' exhibition).

Outdoor Café

Weather permitting, there is an outdoor café in Trafalgar Square (in front of the Gallery).

Opening times

Daily: 10am – 6pm
Fridays: 10am – 9pm


The National Dining Rooms, Espresso Bar and table service area of the National Café are currently closed.

Image: The grab-and-go area of The National Café

Further information

As a safety measure, the water fountains in the Gallery are unavailable, but tap water is available on request from the National Café grab-and-go area, where bottled water is also sold.

Takeaway food and drink is provided in disposable and biodegradable packaging (our standard admission policy applies where food and drink cannot be consumed in the picture galleries).