Ask and you shall receive a full ingredients list for all the baked goods on offer. Chocolate ginger tiffin, for instance, is egg free, I found this weekend. But if you have nut issues it’s still a way off being safe – all cakes ‘may have traces of nuts’, the friendly lass behind the counter confirmed, ruefully.
One day, maybe, these places will get the whole cross-contamination thing sorted. Now wouldn’t that be nice?
Lyttelton Cafe & Espresso Bar, Ground Floor, National Theatre, Southbank, London SE1 9PX, nationaltheatre.org.uk