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Bernieres Tea Room

58 The Close | Salisbury, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
+44 1722 413666
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (33 reviews)
“scones” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
58 The Close | Salisbury, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Expecting an overly priced cafe but needing lunch ,went into Bernieres . We each had a different dish and we're equally delighted by the food we were served, so tasty!! The service was excellent, the cider beautiful. Already planning my return visit to move on...More

Thank suej2011
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Nice food in a brilliant location right by the museum and cathedral in that wonderful cathedral close which is bursting with great architecture.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Apparently wrongfully assuming that 'crusty bread' wouldn't have whole nuts is incredibly rude according to the chef. Where as the expected response would be for him to just replace the bread and that's that. He continually pointed to the menu saying 'check allergens' returning to...More

Thank Matt F
Allison L, Owner at Bernieres Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

We have already responded to this complaint in a private email where it was pointed out to you that neither the staff involved nor other customers who heard the incident verify your account. Your account is naturally one sided as you do not relate that...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

After visiting the amazing cathedral I had lunch here. Not bad but not better than average. And THEY PUT ICE IN THE VOUVRAY. The wine was good and I recommend to that a glass. No perhaps take a bottle to control ICE addition. View on...More

Thank Hans Thomas H
Allison L, Manager at Bernieres Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Many thanks for your review. I categorically deny that we 'PUT ICE IN THE VOUVRAY', in fact we do not put ice in any of our drinks unless specifically requested to do so. We put ice in jugs of water alone. I take this allegation...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

If you are visiting Salisbury you MUST pop into Bernieres for some delicious English home cooking or a cream tea that you will not forget! Set in the the cathedral close with a stunning view of the spire it is always a enjoyable experience. The...More

Thank Flora B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

After a visit to the museum four of us decided to see what the restaurant had to offer, what a lovely surprise very friendly staff, nice choice of menus. All four of us were well pleased with our selection, steak&kidney pie, roast pork, yes be...More

Thank john c
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely tea room. Fascinated by the choice of decor. Had lunch here after visiting the cathedral. Staff friendly. Service a little slow but that didn't bother us as we weren't in a hurry. Food was lovely. Would visit again.

Thank Moira S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I did not know that places like this still existed..This restaurant is by far the weirdest place I have ever been. As I walked into the restaurant there was a grand total of 10 people in. I asked the cook if they could make some...More

Thank Stefano F
Allison L, Manager at Bernieres Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

I am sorry that you were disappointed in your meal at Bernieres. We do not have a fryer so could not have done fries. I'm struggling to understand the 3 exclamation marks after your comment about us not being able to serve fries not to...More

Reviewed 1 December 2016

I was with my lady friend, we attended high mass at the cathedral. Then walked across the lawn to Bernieres to look for a sandwich. They were willing to oblige, but in looking around the tables, people from the mass were having lunch. We changed...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A delightful café/restaurant in the shadow of Salisbury Cathedral. Charming and friendly staff and a good menu. Be aware though that only cheques or cash are accepted, which seems very strange in modern times. Who carries a cheque book around with them?!

Thank NigelRowe
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tecla S
Hello, can we book a table for Sunday lunch or is it first come, first served?
14 March 2017|
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Response from Allison L | Property representative |
Yes you can and indeed should, book a table for Sunday lunch. This is our busiest lunch of the week and in order to accommodate everyone, we operate 2 sittings. We take bookings between 12 and 12.30 and then 1.30 to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 The Close | Salisbury, Salisbury SP1 2EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 413666
  • E-mail
Small family owned and run tearooms offering morning coffee, light and main lunches and afternoon teas in the summer. Situated next to the military museum in Salisbury's Cathedral Close. Outside seating in summer. Sunday lunches require reservations and our cream teas are exceptional. Voted one of the best value establishments in the UK by Olive Magazine a few years ago.
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