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The Buttery At The Crypt

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12a South Street, Chichester, England
+44 1243 537033
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique situation for a restaurant, being in an old crypt. so it wins there on location straight away, and the food is all cooked on site and is great, the sandwiches lovely, the cakes look terrific. Great table service as well. A great place for a lunch or coffee stop. Its obviously historically interesting because whilst we... More 

Thank JLM3080
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super little place. Peered in through the window and it was busy. Wanted to eat in an independent restaurant rather than a chain and so glad we did. The choice on offer is varied with specials on blackboards. I had homemade Lasagne with garlic bread & salad - delicious. Friendly staff, would highly recommend.

Thank TravelmanBasingstoke
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick coffee, hot chocolate, flapjack and courgette & lime cake - yummy! Lovely building & table service.

Thank st_1008
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent the morning shopping in Chichester, we enjoyed a welcome break at the Buttery at the Crypt. The Leek & Potato Soup and roll and butter was delicious accompanied by a cup of tea. The tea arrived with a jug of hot water, allowing us to have two cups each from the one pot, a little thing, but makes... More 

Thank 123teejay
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I'd been here a few years ago and loved it. I came back today and it was sadly very disappointing. The service was poor and unfriendly, and the food was overpriced for the quality. The servers were rushed off their feet when I arrived, but should still have been more pleasant than they were. The crypt itself is lovely, but... More 

Thank Hatepoorservice
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Not knowing Chichester very well, we came upon this place by chance. Good food. Kids (7 and 10) happy with their childs set menu. Husband had omelette and i had cheese scone. All very tasty. Waitresses were very friendly and welcoming. We will be returning if we pass the area again.

Thank Claire C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

As you descend the steps you step back in time as you look up and see the ancient stones, a neat clean and delightful range of tables await you. Service is polite and swift, the menu caters for most tastes, be it soup and bread, or salad, freshly made sandwiches cold or hot a nice range of lunch time eats.... More 

Thank Sue T
Chichester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Having not visited this establishment for a long time as there are so many nice places to eat in chichester we decided to go yesterday at 11.30 am as we walked down the stairs to the seating area we asked a waitress where we ordered at the counter or at the table we were told at the table so we... More 

Thank reg B
Coventry, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This cafe is located in an old crypt on the site of the cathedral. It is clearlry very popular. We has a very pleasant lunch, at quite a reasonable price

Thank 301lisa33
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Couldn't decide between zucchini and lime cake or coffee and walnut so had both absolutely amazing will go back for the treacle tart soon

Thank danny w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12a South Street, Chichester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 537033
The Buttery at The Crypt is a 12th century building with amazing stone arches having been restored in previous years, we have seating for 60 people in our Cafe Tearoom and offer from 9.00am full English Breakfasts, a range of delicious cakes and Gateaux,morning coffee/Teas Speciality teas Ahmad of London, cappuccinos lattes, milkshakes. Light lunches, Daily chefs Specials,soup. toasties, Baguettes, omlettes, sandwiches, Homecooked Ham free range eggs and chips, Homemade shortcrust Pie of the day with fresh vegetables.Our cakes range from Carrot cake, Apple cake, coffee and walnut Cake, millionaires shortbread and more. Available all day are our wonderful Clotted cream Teas, and other Set Teas available all Day. Licensed and open 7 days a week.

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