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Welcome to the Refectory Café in Chester Cathedral

Inspiring setting, inspirational food

The Refectory Café, set in our 13th-century monk’s dining hall is definitely not to be missed, whether visiting the cathedral or simply doing a spot of shopping in Chester.  A relaxing eatery in unique surroundings, the Refectory Café is the perfect pit-stop for morning coffee, afternoon tea, a light lunch or a business meeting.

Each day, delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries are made fresh, right here in our kitchen. Sample our extensive lunchtime menu, treat yourself to one of our delicious cakes and take advantage of our free Wi-Fi.

Our Refectory includes a 17th century tapestry on the west wall, Heraldic paintings representing the Earls of Chester and the Creation Window depicting the six days of creation.

Our menu

Download a copy of the Refectory Café menu here.

Refectory Café Opening Times

Monday – Saturday | 11am – 3pm
Sunday | 12 noon – 4pm

Contact Us

Contact the Refectory Café: 01244 500 964 |

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