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The Close | Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
01722 555172
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Description: The Cathedral's Refectory Restaurant is open Monday to Saturdays from...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth a visit to see views of the cathedral spire!

Amazing views of the cathedral spire through the glass roof. Food was a little on the pricey side but tasty and worth paying for the view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The cafe is lovely and a lot of the products are made fresh. The staff are nice and pleasant but the prices are ridiculous- £3 for a small diet coke and £6 for a sandwich!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Amazing views of the cathedral spire through the glass roof. Food was a little on the pricey side but tasty and worth paying for the view.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My travel buddies and I ate here before setting out on a road trip to Northern England. The food was delicious and so were the teas. The variety was good and it wasn't very costly. Overall, a good choice for food while checking out the historic Salisbury Cathedral.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visited the cathedral on 26 june 2015 with my elderly mother and sister. We decided to have a light lunch in the refrectory. We were served by a very uninterested girl who hardly looked at us. My mothers bagel and my panini(which i had to remind the staff was in the toaster) was served with brown, limp lettuce....very dangerous... More 

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Dalton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

The food was well cooked the. Cakes to die for my Wife.and I had a lovely lunch,and would recommend. The restaurant to anyone

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband is a picky vegetarian and thought his aubergine bake was one of the best meals of recent times. Excellent salad side with big choice of free dressings. I had pork roll with apple sauce - no complaints. Sensibly, they stick to a small menu where everything was quickly served. The leaf tea in filtered glass pots was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The restaurant offered a large choice of freshly prepared tasty food. Lovely athmosphere and friendly staff.

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We arrived here just in time before it really did begin to fill up. We didn't have to wait long and I was very pleased that there were a lot of foreign visitors to out lovely cathedral as well. I was very intrigued with the loose leaf tea pot that we had, rather like a cafetierre. The baguette and the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We thought we would try a breakfast here, but there is very little on offer at that time of day. The cakes looked great for later on though. The service was a little unsure, with a couple of young girls maybe still learning. A yoghurt was ok, & my bacon bap was cold by the time we had waited for... More 

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Ontario Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After touring the Cathedral we stopped for a cup of tea and slice of cake. What a perfect venue to contemplate a perfect day's excursion and the view through the glass roof is superb. The tea is made with loose leaves, btw, and one of the best we've had anywhere in the UK. Desserts are varied and tasty.

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Additional Information about Salisbury Cathedral Refectory restaurant

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 - 12
Cuisine: British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Close | Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: 01722 555172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: British

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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