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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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After viewing the wonderful Norman cathedral, it was the perfect visit end to stop for refreshments in the Cloisters Cafe. Just expecting tea & cake, the choices were plentiful catering for all tastes from sandwiches or jackets to a full plated meal with vegetables. Prices reasonable. Staff friendly. Thank you.

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Thank Chenin62
Horsham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cafe in the Cloisters of the Cathedral. Service a little bit slow but good worth waiting for. Vegetarians catered for. Friendly staff. Busy at weekends

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Thank Jane D
Arundel, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went here with a friend for lunch amids Christmas shoppers. The cafes nearer the centre were full so we tried this one. We had a very good panini and drinks. Prices were fair, food was good quality. Friendly staff.

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Thank alienaylings
Worthing, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a very popular place to stop for a cuppa and tables fill up quickly - be sure to grab a seat before you order and pay at the counter! Decent price cup of tea or coffee, scones are good, today we opted for the soup (potato & watercress) which was delicious. The cafe is housed partly within a... More 

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Thank ZoeBailey72
Worthing, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Although I have visited the Cathedral several times, I never realised that there was a cafe attached. In the summer it must be lovely sitting outside but on a cold, wet and miserable day in Winter it was rather pleasant to sit indoors! A very busy cafe although there always seemed to be somewhere to sit - the cafe is... More 

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Thank sharjahsuzy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Terrible experience with the café!! Asked for a strawberry's tarte and it came with shrank old strawberries and the tart completely wet. I asked to swap for something else and asked for a scone-full of proper green mould and the waitress left them still there to sell after I told her about the mould. Really good to get a food... More 

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Thank Sara S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went here for lunch. It was busy but we managed to get a table. It's not waiter service. You go to a counter where you are given your main course and help yourself to vegetables and drinks.I had soup and a roll and my friend had steak pie and vegetables. We both really enjoyed our food... More 

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Thank Cherylee1969
Bolton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting, very nice decor, croissants also very nice (butter and jam extra) Just a let down with the machine coffee... could do with some barista training I think. However the staff very friendly and accommodating.

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Thank MATwist

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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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?