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Salisbury Cathedral Refectory restaurant

The Close | Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
01722 555172
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Ranked #53 of 216 Restaurants in Salisbury
Price range: $8 - $12
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Well worth a stop, if only for the breathtaking view of the cathedral spire through the sloping glazed roof! Helpful and chatty staff, and a calm, clean atmosphere. Great tea and cake.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Most Cathedrals have a restaurant or coffee shop attached and Salisbury Cathedral is no exception with The Refectory tucked alongside the Cathedral with an amazing view up at the building through the glass roof. The Refectory is a great place to call in for a snack or a meal with food to suit the time of day always on offer... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Banbury
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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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172 reviews 172 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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