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The Buttery At The Crypt

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12a South Street, Chichester, England
01243 537033
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Selsey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank MaritaParfett
Worthing, England
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank HonestJon
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Debswee34
Tenby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank BethJackson
Guildford, United Kingdom
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412 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is unusual as it is situated in a crypt. The cakes were delicious, especially the zucchini and lime cake, but the service was really bad. The 3 waitresses ignored us for about 15 minutes.

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Thank mary r
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and very enjoyable. I had the small breakfast which was really small and could have been a little bigger. My friend had the large breakfast was nice but also too small and one sausage was slightly undercooked. My other friend had the continental breakfast and not amazing for value but the croissant was nice. Venue is lovely very old-fashioned... More 

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Thank LillyTheOne
Lymington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's quite a surprise when you descend into The Buttery. It really is a crypt! It is popular because of it's location near the Cathedral. The food is simple, but well prepared and presented. I don't think the food will disappoint, but it is tad expensive for what you get. The service is very good and friendly.

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Thank Tony B
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy place but we were served quickly (we had jacket potatoes). Pleasant friendly staff and good food

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Thank jackiecrackers
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst in Chichester shopping with wife & mother we decided to visit the Buttery, I wished that we had'nt. There is a definate could'nt care less attitude about the place to being excessively overpriced!! Come on Buttery please do agree with this statement should you ever bother to read this review. 2 cups of bitter tasting coffee, 1 cup of... More 

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Thank LOTTS069
Worthing, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Lovely tea rooms with a lovely atmosphere. Everything available,breakfast ,lunch,snacks,cakes or dinner. Food was delicious and a good size portion at a good price.friendly,helpful staff and quick service,will most definitely be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12a South Street, Chichester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: 01243 537033
Description
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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