The Cathedral Cafe is one of Winchester’s hidden gems

You can find the Cathedral Cafe 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.

Access and facilities

The Cafe and terrace are both fully accessible, with toilet facilities in the building.


Situated beyond the Cathedral Gift Shop, the Cafe 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.

Opening Times

Mon-Sun: 10am–4:30pm

Hire for an event

​​The light and airy Refectory offers a fully stocked licensed bar, plenty of space for dancing, a pretty walled garden patio and amazing Cathedral views. This venue is the perfect choice for your special occasion celebration or evening corporate event. Find out more about this and other venue hire options at Winchester Cathedral.