The Ambassador Cafe

About The Ambassador Cafe

Exmouth Market has more than its fair share of critically-acclaimed restaurants, the Ambassador Café among them. For all its fame, decked out in grey lino flooring, white globe lights and Formica tables, it looks rather unremarkable. All the detail has cleverly gone into the terrific, 'I wan't everything' Modern European menu. There’s breakfast (buttermilk pancakes with treacle bacon), Sunday brunch (Macaroni cheese), a great-value set lunch, and dinner. Oh, the dinner. Talk about mouthwatering... Perfectly poached halibut in the sweet, savoury juices of carrots, cabbage and Alsace bacon combined. Braised pork belly with fluffy gnocchi, bulbous broad beams and garlic. Gorgeous stuff. And that's before you've got to the 'oh yummy!' dessert list. When the sun's a shinin', you can eat outside on the cobbled market street. Nice.

Dinner Menu


Bar Plates:
- Marinated salmon with fennel £4.00
- Ham hock ballotine, onion marmalade £4.00
- Chicken rillettes, cornichons & toast £4.00
- San Daniele ham, aged balsamic £4.00
Cheeses £2.00 each, £5 for all three

- Nettle soup £4.50
- Endive salad, sweet mustard dressing and orange £4.75
- Cured salmon, fennel, salmon caviar & dill £5.50
- Squid & pig's cheek casserole £6.50
- Foie gras and chicken terrine £7.50
- Crab ravioli £8.50

Main Course

- Macaroni & red pepper gratin with fontina £9.50
- Fillet of gilt-head bream, spring vegetable broth £12.50
- Poached halibut with hispi cabbage and Alsace bacon £17.50
- Breast of chicken, mousserons & wild garlic £14.00
- Braised veal belly with gnocchi, pumpkin & olives £14.00
- Grilled onglet steak, Swiss chard and bone marrow gremolata £13.50

Sides: Mash; Spring Greens; Mixed salad £3.50


- Warm chocolate pudding £4.50
- Quince and apple terrine with honeyed crème fraiche £4.50
- Pannacotta with poached pear £4.50
- Cheeseboard £5.00

Additional Information


55 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL

Nearest tube:


Average Price:

£25-£34 / €35-€49

Opening times:

Breakfast: Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm
Lunch: Mon - Fri 12pm - 3:30pm
Dinner: Mon - Sat 6:30pm - 11pm
Brunch: Sat 11am - 4pm, Sun 11am - 4pm

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