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Salisbury Cathedral Refectory restaurant

The Close | Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
01722 555172
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Ranked #61 of 217 Restaurants in Salisbury
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Cathedral's Refectory Restaurant is open Monday to Saturdays from 9.30Am to 5.30Pm and Sundays from 10.00Am to 5.00Pm (except Christmas Day). This unique glass-roofed area provides a wonderful space in which to relax, meet up with friends and enjoy food and drink, with views of the spire soaring 123m (404 ft) above you. It offers a self-service buffet selection of homemade cakes and pastries throughout the day, Fair-trade coffee, fresh leaf tea, a selection of sandwiches, rolls and panini, afternoon tea - and plenty more besides. Freshly prepared hot lunches and homemade soup are served from midday through until 2.00Pm. 'Early bird' and 'cream tea specials' are available. Families with young children are always welcome at the restaurant, with a "Monster bag" selection menu for younger children. There are also books and a children's play table to help keep youngsters entertained whilst you enjoy your refreshments.
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited after visiting the Christmas fair. my experience was not what I expected after reading about it on the website, there were only two main meals on sale turkey dinner or chickpeas curry. The hot turkey roll which I had was not hot. There was no salad bar or quiche and a very limited choice of sandwiches and rolls. The... More 

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I popped in the cafe having not been able to look around the cathedral, had a very nice cup,of tea and a cake. Not too bad on the prices, but I was disappointed to see them selling alcohol, I did not think appropriate being part of the cathedral.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a amazing little restaurant. Great menu , with a excellent selection of hot and cold food The soups are great, nice little touches all included in price. Very relaxing location. Well worth a visit.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After a 90" tower tour we worked up an appetite that the Rectory satisfied quite well. Choices of hot foods, soups, sandwiches. Reasonably priced selections.

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Bournemouth, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a beautiful place to rest and have a coffee or lunch with the spire of Salisbury Cathedral towering above you and all around is history, it is now our stop of choice when visiting Salisbury.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I am a regular visitor to the Cathedral and I like to pop in here for a meal or a snack depending upon the time of day. Called in after visiting the Catedral on a Saturday afternoon for Tea and a Cake. Quality Tea and a good Blueberry Muffin. Lunches are good here and good value especially the hot lunches... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I lunched with my Australian friends here for a visit. We all had the lovely homemade veggie soup that came with a hunk of fresh bread. I am gluten intolerant so refused the bread and was immediately offered gluten free, without having to ask or receive a bemused expression when I do ask. 10 out of 10. Also the bread... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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170 reviews 170 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Small little cafe in the heart of the cathedral - good spot to have a quick snack. Pastries and tea or coffee are very good, sandwichs (toasties) are average but substantial. Staff friendly and helpful.

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248 reviews 248 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stopped here for a lunchtime snack. They had lots on offer,a selection of hot food plus cold food such as sandwiches, frittatas, roasted tomatoes, salads etc. There was also a good selection of pastries such as croissants, brownies, muffins and scones with clotted cream and jam. They do a good range of coffees and teas, cold drinks etc. I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just dropped in by chance but discovered the very best Eccles cakes. It was peaceful and the staff are great. Lovely and clean.

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Address: The Close | Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: 01722 555172
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
Cuisine: British

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