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Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
+44 1243 813586
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Thame, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did have to send my food back since it wasn't cooked but the supervisor did replace it. Could do with a proper coffee machine

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Thank lizchubb
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The morning was bright and sunny and I decided parking may get busy on Easter Sunday so to retain the relaxed bank holiday state, I had time to enjoy a nice coffee and snack before the service here. Friendly staff who wished people a happy Easter. Not a chain coffee stop! The garden was inviting bathed in sunlight and as... More 

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Thank kmr071
Chichester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

sTAFF FRIENDLY. Chef .... more than one .........good. plenty of room. nice to eat on the south facing patio...Sunny even better... but take a sun hat the sheltered garden can get hot even in the Spring.. Excellent choice for Brunch , lunch or afternoon tea.

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Thank Hammersmithwhite45
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We ha e been to this cafe before and it has always been very good. I took my friend there and it was a mistake . It was about 4.00. No excuse though. The dark haired woman who served us was bored, tired and just rude really. She got my order wrong to stArt with. Then when My friend and... More 

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Thank Jacqui E
Stroud, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Nice coffee stop. Bright seating area. Garden looked lovely for a warmer day. Was quite busy being next to the cathedral.

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Thank StroudAnne
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I came here for morning coffee and asked for a decaff latte. I was told that the only decaff option was basically a spoonful of decaff coffee in a cup of hot water, for which they proposed to charge me £2.30. Why?

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Thank hoteljunkie99
Chichester, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A pleasant place to sit and have a cup of tea after a visit to the Cathedral. Staff are young and polite, the cafe clean and comfortable. It has a small outside seating area which is a sun trap . Not recommended for children.

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Thank pinkypam
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Impressed by food. Clearly home made cottage pie which was very tasty. Also sandwiches soups and drinks. Above average and not expensive for a cathedral cafe. Internet access.

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Thank Michael F
Fareham, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A good location and excellent selection of food that is very good value. It was very over heated when I was there and extremely busy. Find a table before you order at the counter to avoid disappointment.

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Thank Phil P
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Popped in for a quick sandwich and coffee. Lovely setting and ambience. Very busy but staff friendly. Little pricey but you pay for the setting near the Cathedral.

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Thank Rosemary C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 813586
Description
Cloisters Cafe prides itself on fair trade suppliers and freshly cooked food, featuring dishes such as smoked haddock with a gruyere and tomato gratin, supreme of chicken in a mushroom and tarragon sauce and roasted sweet potato with a bean ragu. Old favourites also appear on the menu along with baked potatoes and a range of hot and cold sandwiches.

There is a roast on Sundays when bookings can be made in advance. Cloisters also has a beautiful walled garden and the stunning Cathedral spire can be seen through its glazed roof.

Next to our cafe is the Cloisters Shop, offering a range of unique and gorgeous gifts and accessories, souvenirs and religious items. A perfect way to round off a visit to the Cathedral, or just to find that special present.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?