Cathedral Refectory

The Cathedral Refectory is one of Winchester’s hidden gems, sheltered behind an ancient flint wall opposite the Cathedral. Its award-winning contemporary design, large terrace with Cathedral views and pretty walled garden make it a great place to meet friends for a coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

Opening hours

Apr – Dec: Mon – Sun, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Jan – Mar: Mon – Sun, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Our approach

Our chefs place a strong emphasis on serving home-cooked meals using fresh locally sourced ingredients. All our cakes and biscuits are made on the premises by the Cathedral baker.

Our volunteer Cathedral Refectory Helpers play an invaluable role – greeting visitors, serving food and keeping everything spick and span.


Situated beyond the Cathedral Shop, the Refectory offers a quiet location. Its wide glassed front looks onto a spacious slate paved terrace with café tables, chairs and parasols, sheltered by ancient flint and brick walls and a shady fig tree. Behind the refectory is a peaceful walled garden – a green space with lawns, picnic tables and a fine willow tree.

Access and facilities

The Refectory and terrace are both fully accessible, with toilet facilities in the building and also in the courtyard outside, including disabled access and baby-changing facilities.

Find out more

Contact us
Email the catering team, or call them on 01962 857 258.

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