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Cathedral Cloisters, West Street | Chichester Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1PX, England
+44 1243 813586
09:00 - 17:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank ZoeBailey72
Worthing, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank sharjahsuzy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Sara S
Chichester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Cherylee1969
Bolton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

Thank MATwist
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Out shopping with a friend we both felt quite hungry so looked around for somewhere to eat. We came across this restaurant hidden at the back of the cathedral and had a lovely home cooked lunch in picturesque surroundings. Will definitely make a point of visiting it the next time I am in Chichester. Very good value for money as... More 

Thank Ruth L
Fareham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Once again we chose to meet at the Cloisters, for we knew the lunch would be delicious and reasonable in price - and once again we were not disappointed! The award winning hospitality staff are friendly and welcoming! At lunchtime the place is buzzing with locals as well astourists and day trippers, but you always seem to find a table... More 

Thank 11Annik
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were told about this wonderful place for Sunday lunch in Chichester. We had 2 roast dinners, drinks, and sweet for about £23. Fresh and plentiful ( the food not my wife of course!) and plenty of space to sit outside in the shadow of the cathedral on a beautiful autumn day too. Recommended

Thank chris h
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

You hardly realise this cafe/Restaurant is there. Seemed almost hidden at the back of Chichester Cathedral, but well worth finding. We chose a bowl of salad. You take a bowl and then fill it from a large range of salads. Delicious. We will be back as there is a range of lovely meals and snacks to choose from.

Thank MagsRoma
Worcester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Called in after visiting the cathedral clean and bright and also a seating area outside various snacks on offer we settled for a cup of tea and a sandwiches which was fresh and delicious

Thank Bobjazz61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?