Southwark Cathedral Refectory

Restaurants, British South Bank
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The airy, well-ordered dining room attached to Southwark Cathedral fills up with older customers looking for a civilised lunch. It’s run like a canteen, with friendly servers dishing up hot, freshly made dishes (pastas, soups and moreish salmon, haddock and prawn fish cakes) for reasonable prices (from about £6.95 for a main meal). The trimmings are all cooked with loving attention to detail – such as the roast new potatoes with shimmering, crackly skins thrown together with caramelised shallots. The stone floor, large vases of lilies and adjacent courtyard make it a pleasant space to eat in; it’s excellent for a coffee break too, thanks to a triumphantly good set of cakes and biscuits, own-made puffed rice slabs topped with chocolate, or sticky marmalade flapjacks.


Venue name: Southwark Cathedral Refectory
Address: Southwark Cathedral, Montague Close
Opening hours: Meals served Summer 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat. Winter 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat.
Transport: Tube: London Bridge tube/rail
Price: Main courses £1.95-£5.95.
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Avatar for Sheila M

I often walk to the Southwark Cathedral Refectory for a relaxing lunch. The menu is varied and the food is delicious, served by a friendly staff. The view of the garden is the cherry on top and you can also take some time to explore the Cathedral, one of the two oldest churches in the city.

Avatar for tristam t

the place is drab and listless. the food is stale and meaningless. good location and nice garden thou