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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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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Great food choices very busy but food was good we sat outside as the weather was fine - i think would help if there was a back door to the cafe though so you didn't have to walk through the shop with your food and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Gaynor W
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

It's tempting to eat at the cafe because it is the far end of the site so makes a natural break between walking around the dig & ruins, and examining the museum exhibits. However, think it better for coffee or tea break than lunch. Food...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Elfreda T
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Vindolandia site which was superb and then went on to the cafe for lunch which was absolutely lovely. Well prepared, presented and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank RUTH033
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Home made soup delicious, can't vouch for anything else. As that's all I had.Staff helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank suepri862
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Necessary cafe to take break in Vindolanda; tasty pies and soups for chilly days. Also outdoor seating next to outdoor museum. I imagine could get crowded.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Otto L
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Popped in for a light bite after visiting the site. Hubby had quiche and a pot of tea and I had tomato, mozzarella and basil wrap with a coffee. Cost a little over £13. Food was nice and filling but drinks were average. Service was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Inexpensive lunch while exploring the area. Hot ham and cheese paninis were a good choice on a cool, damp day.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank brattm
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

After a walk through the the ruins, and feeling chilly, it was great to find this warm and cheerful cafe offering a good range of sandwiches and paninis, as well as meals for children. The service was cheerful and friendly, and whilst it was busy...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank 345terryf
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This popular cafe can be very busy, but it's worth waiting for a seat. Good wholesome food to provide sustenance for the rest of the site visit.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank seaviewlover
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have visited Vindolanda a number of times in recent years because (with the Roman Army Museum) it is quite wonderful. The cafe is less so. Prices are quite steep by the standards of the area and the food is unnecessarily poor:...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank TheHistoryProfessor
VindolandaTrust, Manager at Vindolanda Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

I am sorry to hear you were disappointed during your visit to the Café at Vindolanda. We monitor the prices of local cafes very carefully and ensure that the Vindolanda Café offers god quality food below the local average price. Had you advised the staff...More

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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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