The refectory at Southwark Cathedral
The refectory at Southwark Cathedral
The Refectory at Southwark Cathedral offers a dining space for casual lunches, coffee and cake and pre-concert suppers, featuring a seasonal and fresh range of home cooked produce with daily changing specials.

On the menu this winter are homemade sandwiches and paninis, salads and hot dishes, as well as festive mulled wine and mince pies which can be enjoyed in the marquee in the Courtyard.

Our new winter afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and a range of homemade cakes and bakes. Our limited edition Christmas afternoon tea also includes mulled wine and mince pies, a perfect festive treat.

We also offer a range of teas and Fair-trade coffees and a selection of soft drinks, wines and beers.

Christmas Opening Hours

Friday 23 December
9am – 9pm * Special opening hours*
Ideal for Pre-concert drinks before the Christmas Baroque by Candlelight Concert
Interval drinks (please pre-order)

Saturday 24 December
10am -2pm (light refreshments only)

Sunday 25 / Monday 26 / Tuesday 27 December

Wednesday 28 December
10am -4pm

Thursday 29 December
10am -4pm

Friday 30 December
10am – 4pm

Saturday 31 December
10am -2pm (light refreshments only)

Sunday 1 / Monday 2 January

Tuesday 3 January
9am - 5pm

Usual opening hours

Monday - Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Hot lunches served daily from 12midday to 3.00pm
Afternoon tea served from 3.00pm

Private Functions

Elior are responsible for all event and hospitality catering at Southwark Cathedral and have a tempting range of day delegate rates and evening menus to suit all events. Exclusive bespoke menus are also available. The Refectory, the Nave and the Retro Choir are also available to hire in the evenings for dinners, cocktail parties and standing receptions.


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For any additional information; please contact Rose Harding on 020 7367 6704 or e-mail  


Virtual Venue Visit

Southwark Cathedral is not only a place of worship, but also caters to a wide range of events. It sits at the heart of Bankside, close to London Bridge with rooms of varying size available for both day and evening hire.


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