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Vindolanda Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner


Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews sandwiches soup crisps outdoor museum roman theme wee cafe outdoor seating hot drinks roman fort sit outside great choice of food nice coffee prices are reasonable romans refreshments artifacts vegan
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch on a visit to the site, very friendly, lovely homemade soup & locally sourced options and very reasonably priced. Would recommend!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank thewrights2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed lunch on the patio at the cafe after spending several hours at the fort. The cafe offered several choices for lunch. We preferred sitting outside on a nice day but the interior was a pleasant place, too.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 4 days ago

nice little cafe to have a cup of tea and a scone, or maybe a bit more..nice to relax after visiting Vindolanda, shame no mobile phone signal and no wifi access, bit overpriced but you are a captive audience there...

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Meirion9704
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vindolanda is cold and tiring. Something warm and welcoming would have been appreciated. the choice was very limited. Suprising really as you have a captive audience.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank reef-bore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were cold & hungry by the time4 we arrived, but a bowl of good soup did the trick. Bit cramped but fine.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Alan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had done the inside of the museum and had tea and scones before going outside. Great big pot of tea. We had cheese and fruit scones. Very enjoyable. Staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough for us.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tracy S
Reviewed April 21, 2019

It serves the historical site basically but there is a nice area to sit outside if it's nice. The recreations in the grounds are also worth spending time visiting. The cafe itself is the standard fayre that you find in cafes. You need a cafe...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ali921
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Everyone was happy with the great choice of food. Vegetarian and vegans catered for with multiple options. Lovely decor as well. Helpful, friendly staff. You can sit outside if the weather is nice

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank travellersue2018
Reviewed February 25, 2019

not a big menu but our sandwiches were tasty, they so soups and baked spuds too. nice coffee, prices not too bad.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank helen h
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Worth the walk down from the main site to the Cafe and Museum; It was very quiet the day we visited and pouring with rain so we were glad of setting the time aside to walk down to the cafe and museum (which was amazing)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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April 15, 2017|
Response from VindolandaTrust | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, the Café at Vindolanda is able to offer Vegan options. Jacket Potatoes / Soup and sandwiches with salads are available.
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