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Enjoy a tasty snack or meal in the beautiful medieval undercroft.

To reserve a table, please call 0191 386 3721.

Opening times

Open 10am – 4.30pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

Taste of Durham award

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

Outside seating in the summer

If you would like to sit outside, the Monk’s Garden just outside the Undercroft is reserved for Restaurant guests.

From a coffee to a full meal

Our restaurant located just off the west Cloister offers a choice of delicious homemade food.


From 10am to 11.30am we offer breakfast sandwiches with North East sourced Red Tractor bacon and cumberland sausage alongside County Durham baked toasted teacakes. 

Lunchtime menu

Between midday and 2pm we serve a wide range of hot and cold favourites. 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. These are perfect with our delicious homemade Durham cakes.

Kids’ menu

We offer a range of children's hot and cold meals, activity lunch boxes and a selection of treats.


Afternoon tea

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the historic surroundings of Durham Cathedral. It includes:

  • traditional soft finger sandwiches
  • delicious homemade cakes and desserts
  • delightful mini scones
  • unlimited tea and filter coffee

Afternoon tea costs £11.95 per person, and is served daily between 2.30pm and 4pm. Advance booking is essential; unfortunately we cannot accomodate requests on the day. To reserve a table, please call 0191 386 3721.

Private functions

Do you have a special occasion such as a significant birthday, wedding anniversary or family celebration? The Restaurant can be hired outside of usual opening hours. We can seat up to 100 people.

We can also provide catering to enhance an event taking place in other parts of the Cathedral. Please contact or call 0191 374 4053 to find out more.

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