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The Buttery At The Crypt

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12A South Street, Chichester PO19 1EH, England
01243 537033
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We waited a little while to be served as the café was a very busy and looked short of a couple of staff, however the tostie was excellent when it arrived, and good value.

Thank Rob A
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there and could only eat half the mackerel salad. My partner had steak pie with all the trimmings. Staff are all very friendly. Probably suit an older crowd of people, not so much for the young.

1 Thank Genevieve S
United Kingdom
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited The Buttery for the first time with my dad and partner. The menu was fairly standard cafe food (e.g. Ploughmans, jacket potatoes etc.) but portions were generous and the food was fresh. Prices were also reasonable. Food aside, the building itself is very interesting and unique. I'd recommend a visit.

Thank Curly_Kale64
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a late lunch and ordered the lasagna and garlic bread with a side of chips and also took some carrot cake out for later. Food arrived very quickly and service was friendly. Really enjoyed my main meal but carrot cake wasn't the best I've had. They operate table service which wasn't very clear at first but not... More 

Thank Angi B
Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

served scones which had been microwaved which made them chewy and generally awful - why microwave a cheese scone?

Thank Sara C
Selsey, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a late, light lunch and enjoyed the toasted tea cake, fruit scone with jam and cream and a tuna baguette all washed down with pots of tea and a chocolate milkshake. Friendly service, good food, free wifi and a unique setting in the crypt. Good value too.

1 Thank MaritaParfett
Worthing, England
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a Friday. The service was good, the food was very hot and there was a lot of meat in the steak pie. I was too full to eat a cake, but they looked very nice. The setting, a crypt, will proably mean it is nice and cool on hot days. I would go again.

Thank HonestJon
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Buttery for breakfast as a group of over 40 children and adults. We were a visiting youth theatre group from st Ives in Cornwall on a strict time table. They opened early for us and we are very grateful for all their hard work. The breakfasts were delicious and arrived promptly. The children and adults totally enjoyed... More 

1 Thank Debswee34
Tenby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot of lunch in the Crypt, attentive staff (Abbey served us) and well priced food. Somewhere different to spend an afternoon and they also offer free maps of the city.

1 Thank BethJackson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Thankyou so much for opening early and your fantastic breakfast for all 50 of us !! It was delicious and your staff were amazing dealing with all those kids. Best start they could have for a day a the theatre !!

Thank Steeple123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $11
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12A South Street, Chichester PO19 1EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: 01243 537033
The Buttery at The Crypt is a 12th century building with amazing stone arches having been restored in previous years, we have seating for 60 people in our Cafe Tearoom and offer from 9.00am full English Breakfasts, a range of delicious cakes and Gateaux,morning coffee/Teas Speciality teas Ahmad of London, cappuccinos lattes, milkshakes. Light lunches, Daily chefs Specials,soup. toasties, Baguettes, omlettes, sandwiches, Homecooked Ham free range eggs and chips, Homemade shortcrust Pie of the day with fresh vegetables.Our cakes range from Carrot cake, Apple cake, coffee and walnut Cake, millionaires shortbread and more. Available all day are our wonderful Clotted cream Teas, and other Set Teas available all Day. Licensed and open 7 days a week.

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