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US$7 - US$11
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.0 miles from Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

We had high expectations. The vegetarian options were not really good. Also, pastry options were expensive.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Overpriced at £10 for a disappointing main! My friend and I stopped here for a quick bite to eat at lunchtime. Service was quite slow, and when my macaroni cheese finally came out it was sloppy, cold, and extremely bland. The side salad that came...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

Popped in after a wander round the Cathedral , its not an inexpensive experience for what is quite ordinary , but suited the purpose at the time

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped in just before visiting this fantastically beautiful cathedral. Staff are friendly and service was superb.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

We ordered soup, one of us had potato and leek, while the other had carrot and coriander. Both came with a nice chunky piece of bread. The soup, while tasty, would have been nicer had it not been so liquidised. The homemade lemonade was very...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

Visited at 12.45 on a Sunday. Paid 5.55 for a very large hot homemade carrot and coriander soup with large roll and butter which was thoroughly enjoyed. Staff were active and helpful. Prices are not cheap but are good value bearing mind this is a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

Stopped off for a coffee here with family whilst doing a very quick tour of the City. A nice shop and pleasant staff, excellent location of course right next to the Cathedral. Can sit outside in the cloisters which was lovely even in Feb. Would...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

Very pleasant upmarket ambiance with very appealing quality food and drink offering. Pricing is extortionate though about 30% more than you would pay elsewhere for same quality I thought. Theres plenty of alternatives very close in the town but I guess they just don't have...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

Excellent food served by very quick and efficient staff. The lunch time specials tend to sell out early – due to their excellence – so arrive soon after noon if you want the best choice. The setting of the refectory is noteworthy, being bolted onto...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

excellent and comfortable space in this refectory.food is first class with good selection of choices.staff are friendly ,cheerful and helpful..

Date of visit: February 2020
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    How is The Refectory rated?
    The Refectory is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4