The 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

Mon – Sun, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Access, facilities and Social Distancing Measures

The Refectory and terrace are both fully accessible, with toilet facilities in the building. A one-way system is currently in place to ensure social distancing, along with hand sanitiser available for customers and protective screens to separate customers and staff.

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.


Find out more

Contact us
Email the catering team, or call them on 01962 857 258 / 07807 628215.

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