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The Undercroft Restaurant is now closed.

The Undercroft Restaurant is currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions in England.

The Undercroft

Enjoy delicious, freshly-prepared food in Durham Cathedral's beautiful medieval undercroft.

Opening times

The Undercroft Restaurant is open daily 11am - 3pm, every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Outside seating in the cloister

Socially-distanced seating is available inside the restaurant. You also have the option of enjoying the fresh air at tables in the peaceful cloister. In accordance with government guidelines, The Undercroft offers table service only.

Taste of Durham award

We are proud to hold a Taste Durham award in recognition of our support of local food producers.

From a sweet treat to a light lunch

Our cafe, located just off the west side of the Cloister, is known for its delicious range of scones and cakes, freshly prepared by our talented staff. 

Lunchtime menu

Our lunch offer is constantly changing, but you'll always find a selection of cold sandwiches, soup and savoury scones. Whenever possible we use locally sourced produce and ingredients.

Drinks galore

We offer a great range of hot and cold drinks with freshly brewed bean to cup coffee and Brew Tea Company tea, the perfect companions to our delicious homemade cakes.

Book a table

If you would like to book a table at The Undercroft, please get in touch with us. Call 0191 386 3721 or email

Private functions for 2021

Do you have a special occasion such as a significant birthday, wedding anniversary or family celebration coming up? Despite current restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19, we're interested in hearing from you if you're considering hosting a special occasion in 2021.

The Undercroft can also provide catering to enhance an event or group visit taking place in other parts of the cathedral. Please contact or call 0191 374 4053 to find out more.