This Christmas why not sample the festive treats in our relaxing and contemporary Cathedral café and enjoy the view over the West Front of the Cathedral and the tranquil moat of the Bishop’s Palace. Join us for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

Our food is freshly prepared and baked by our team in the Cathedral kitchen each day – including our homemade bread! – using local Somerset and Fairtrade produce wherever possible.

We offer a wide range of dishes, soups and cakes and plenty of seasonal goodies as we approach Christmas.  We are a fully licensed restaurant so why not treat yourself to a warming glass of mulled wine!

Also this season, let us take the stress out of your home entertaining. Ask about our home deliveries and take away dishes – in particular our famous and delicious quiches!

Christmas Lunches

Traditional Christmas Lunches will be served in the stunning Medieval Vicars’ Hall.

Menu Choices

Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Canteloupe Melon with Raspberry and Fruit Coulis
Homemade Smoked Salmon Pate and toasted warm bread

Locally Sourced Roast Turkey & traditional trimmings
Roasted Root Vegetable & Red currant Tart topped with roasted hazelnuts (v)
All served with Roast Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables

Homemade Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce or Cream
White Chocolate Cheesecake with Fruit of the Forest Coulis
Coffee and Mince Pie

To book:

Please download our Christmas Lunch booking form for further details and how to book.

Late Opening Hours for Concerts

Candlelit Concerts refreshments on 19th, 20th and 21st December 2019

Our café will be staying open until 6.45pm to serve Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and Light Suppers prior to the concerts. Table Reservations: at our café counter, by telephone via 01749 676543 or by email at

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will also be served in the West Cloister just before the concerts.

The Cathedral café is open in the Winter season from 10.00am-4.00pm (Monday-Saturday) and from 11.00am-4.00pm (Sundays).

Please note that this Christmas the café will close at 3pm on Tuesday 24 December, remaining closed on Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 December. We will re-open on Saturday 28 December from 11.00 – 4.00pm.

We are on the first floor of the New Entry Cloister with a lift, good disabled access and plenty of room.

Contact Us:

For more information please contact us on 01749 676543 or via email at

All profits from the café go to supporting the work of the Cathedral.