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Monday to Saturday / 9am to 6pm

Sunday / 1pm to 4pm


Beautiful setting and inspiring food!

The Refectory Café is set in our 13th-century monk’s dining hall and is one not to be missed. Whether on a cathedral visit, a shopping trip in Chester, or a business meeting, our cosy eatery is the perfect pit-stop for coffee or lunch.

We’ve just reopened following a small refurbishment, and the Refectory Café is now directly managed by the Cathedral Team.

Our cafe includes a seventeenth-century tapestry on the west wall, paintings representing the Earls of Chester and the beautiful Creation Window depicting the six days of creation.


Chester Cathedral now operate the Refectory Café, and we have some exciting changes coming very soon.  In the meantime, we would love to know your thoughts about the café.  Please take our very short survey to give us your thoughts and ideas; click here to take part.


Opening Times:

Monday – Saturday | 10am – 4pm
Sunday | 12 noon – 4pm

Note: the Refectory Café will close at 1pm on Monday 22 November (last order 12 noon).

Get in touch

01244 500 964 |