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The Undercroft

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

Opening times 

The Undercroft Restaurant is open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12 noon-4pm. 

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. 

Taste of Durham award

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

Sweet treats and light lunches

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

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 

Do you have a special occasion such as a significant birthday, wedding anniversary or family celebration coming up?  If you're considering hosting a special occasion or would like catering to enhance an event or group visit taking place in other parts of the cathedral. Please contact .