In September me and the family met up with my brother who lives in London for a spot of lunch. We visited the Cellarium Café & Terrace at Westminster Abbey for lunch and afternoon tea.
I’m fortunate enough to only live an hour away from London Victoria via train so it’s no time at all, and Westminster Abbey is only a short 15 minute’s walk from the station so no need for the underground! Hallelujah!
Westminster Abbey opened in 1090 and is a large Gothic abbey in the City of Westminster, London and was formerly named the Collegiate Church of St Peter. The Cellarium Café opened in 2012 and offers a unique dining experience in the 14th Century cellars where the monks once stored their own wines, breads and cheeses. The Abbey itself is absolutely incredible and the entrance to the Café is through the stunning 13th Century Cloisters. We had to ask a steward how to get to the café as we really wasn’t sure what we were doing! But we found it eventually.
Breakfast is served between 08:00 and 11:45 (Sunday breakfast is served between 10:00 and 12:00 – reduced menu) and Lunch is served between 12:00 and 16:00. We made reservations for 12.15 which was a nice time as it wasn’t too busy, the café did get a lot busier as the day went on but it was never so busy that you were waiting around for food or service so that was great. Some of us went for the Lunch Set Menu consisting of a Starter, Main and Dessert and some went for the afternoon tea which included a selection of savouries, homemade raisin scones, a selection of handmade cakes and a wide selection of loose leaf tea flavours.
I have the following from the set menu –
Starter: Soup of the day which was Curry & Parsnip, bread and butter
Main: Roast rump of lamb, bean cassoulet, smoked bacon
Desert: Chocolate and hazelnut brownie sundae – I literally ate this as soon as it came out so have no photo lol! But damn it tasted good!
The food and service at the Cellarium Café was excellent, If you want great food in a nice location then I would suggest a visit!
Cellarium Café, Dean’s Yard, Westminster Abbey, London, SW1P 3PA
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