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The Buttery At The Crypt

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12a South Street, Chichester, England
01243 537033
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: The Buttery at The Crypt is a 12th century building with amazing stone...
The Buttery at The Crypt is a 12th century building with amazing stone arches having been restored in previous years, we have seating for 60 people in our Cafe Tearoom and offer from 9.00am full English Breakfasts, a range of delicious cakes and Gateaux,morning coffee/Teas Speciality teas Ahmad of London, cappuccinos lattes, milkshakes. Light lunches, Daily chefs Specials,soup. toasties, Baguettes, omlettes, sandwiches, Homecooked Ham free range eggs and chips, Homemade shortcrust Pie of the day with fresh vegetables.Our cakes range from Carrot cake, Apple cake, coffee and walnut Cake, millionaires shortbread and more. Available all day are our wonderful Clotted cream Teas, and other Set Teas available all Day. Licensed and open 7 days a week.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Afternoon Tea

We popped in here whilst out and about in Chichester, and decided to have tea & a scone. The service was fantastic, they were all friendly and professional. The scone was warm with a little dish of jam & clotted cream. Tea for 2 was plenty. Very tasty, fresh and enjoyable in a fantastic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We popped in here whilst out and about in Chichester, and decided to have tea & a scone. The service was fantastic, they were all friendly and professional. The scone was warm with a little dish of jam & clotted cream. Tea for 2 was plenty. Very tasty, fresh and enjoyable in a fantastic surrounding. A perfect little treat.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There are three Butteries situated in Lymington, Brockenhurst and Chichester. This one is actually in a 12th century crypt. Absolutely lovely. So unusual - the food was well cooked and presented. We had a baby breakfast for £4:50. The sausages were really yummy, and the coffee was good. We put that down to the French lady. They know their coffee... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

dropped in for lunch on the 18th February we were going for Pizza but decided to try the Buttery 2 of us had Fish & Chips 1 had the Lasagne & 2 children had sausage & smileys good size portions and all the plates were soon empty. Very friendly staff even though it was very busy. Will Definitely call in... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I had a very nice lunch after a long wait for our order to be taken. Very little eye contact from the French lady who I now understand to be the Manager. After lunch I went to the Ladies. It's unimpressive but ok. The toilet was engaged and the person came out and proceeded to the restaurant... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a sandwich lunch and a pot of tea. Decent. Nothing special and perhaps a little expensive?? Convenient location and an interesting interior.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Interesting setting in vaulted cellar close to the cathedral. Typical cafe food with good choice and no frills. Staff were friendly and very efficient which is impressive given how busy it was. Good value compared with other fancier places in the same street. Will keep it in mind for future shopping trips when a refuel is required.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've walked past the Buttery for years, intending to call in and today I finally called in for breakfast. The setting is lovely, with stone pillars and a vaulted ceiling. The lady who served me was very polite and pleasant and my breakfast arrived in minutes. It was hot, well cooked and tasty. Most of the set breakfast options come... More 

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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We arrived just moments before close, even though we popped in later the owner/manager I assume? Was very pleasant and encouraged us to stay and enjoy our tea. We defiantly will return another tome

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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We popped in today for the first time after walking past on numerous occasions. I wish we hadn't bothered. The service was dreadful, we were ignored, left waiting at a dirty table, and when i asked a passing waitress if we could order she was extremely short and sharp with me, My husband ordered the chefs special curry and I... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I called in today for the first time. Great pot of tea for two plus tasty tea cakes. Everything as you would hope for whilst needing a break from shopping. The Christmas menu looked very reasonably priced but we did not try it ourselves.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12a South Street, Chichester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: 01243 537033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: English

Description

The Buttery at The Crypt is a 12th century building with amazing stone arches having been restored in previous years, we have seating for 60 people in our Cafe Tearoom and offer from 9.00am full English Breakfasts, a range of delicious cakes and Gateaux,morning coffee/Teas Speciality teas Ahmad of London, cappuccinos lattes, milkshakes. Light lunches, Daily chefs Specials,soup. toasties, Baguettes, omlettes, sandwiches, Homecooked Ham free range eggs and chips, Homemade shortcrust Pie of the day with fresh vegetables.Our cakes range from Carrot cake, Apple cake, coffee and walnut Cake, millionaires shortbread and more. Available all day are our wonderful Clotted cream Teas, and other Set Teas available all Day. Licensed and open 7 days a week.

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