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Cloisters Cafe

Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
+44 1243 813586
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very Clean , spacious , and with lots of natural light. The staff are welcoming and attentive. There is a wide range of cakes and food options as well as a variety of beverages . We both had tea — it was most enjoyable.

Thank Chasingdreamscape
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Chichester for a shopping trip (and a look at the birds nesting in the cathedral tower from the cafe garden) and "needed" our usual coffee that turned into lunch. They had an excellent main course and pudding deal that saved having to...More

Thank Cretan_Blue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cloisters cafe was very clean Sat in the conservatory style room..lovely coffee and cake thoroughly enjoyed it...lovely setting

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we’ve had a lovely Sunday roast at the Cathedral Cafe. Friendly staff and tasty home made food

Thank Neal P
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch. The good was lovely. Freshly cooked and choice of 2 roast joints, a fish dish (salmon) and a vegetarian choice. Good selection of vegetables. Does tend to get busy after the cathedral service has finished (12ish) so get there early...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A perfectly lovely place to have lunch in Chichester. The stuffed auburgines with ratatouille were gorgeous, served with an assortment of seasonal veg, and very reasonable. Head to the Bishops garden behind to walk off your huge lunch or sit and have a read!

Thank Shaun r T
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Cloisters cafe serves good reasonably priced food in a peaceful location. Dogs are welcome in the cloisters.

Thank _corinneab
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting for a meal in the garden at the back of the Cathedral.. Good salad bar and nice hot food served like a canteen with trays and paying before you eat.. A little pricey but worth it.

Thank Hitisme
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It might have got a 5 if it was not a modern carbuncle set amidst such gorgeous and elegant episcopal surroundings. We visited on a Sunday, and there was a queue, presumably of churchgoers, ready to tuck in to a carvery lunch. Pork and turkey...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited for lunch. Excellent meal prepared from fresh ingredients and cooked in a real kitchen (easily seen) unlike the typical and hidden microwave array in pubs and eateries. Buffet servery. Good range of soft drinks too. Unique location and surroundings.

1  Thank HodderHobbit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 813586
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Cloisters Cafe prides itself on fair trade suppliers and freshly cooked food, featuring dishes such as smoked haddock with a gruyere and tomato gratin, supreme of chicken in a mushroom and tarragon sauce and roasted sweet potato with a bean ragu. Old favourites also appear on the menu along with baked potatoes and a range of hot and cold sandwiches. There is a roast on Sundays when bookings can be made in advance. Cloisters also has a beautiful walled garden and the stunning Cathedral spire can be seen through its glazed roof. Next to our cafe is the Cloisters Shop, offering a range of unique and gorgeous gifts and accessories, souvenirs and religious items. A perfect way to round off a visit to the Cathedral, or just to find that special present.
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