The Abbey is continuing the ancient Benedictine tradition of providing hospitality to visitors. The Cellarium, part of the 14th century fabric of Westminster Abbey, was where the monks kept their stores of food and drink. Now the Cellarium café refreshes this tradition of hospitality. The Cellarium serves delicious salads and traditional British lunches including Fish and Chips every Friday. The cafe is split over two floors with a terrace on the upper floor with views over the towers of the Abbey.
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The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace
20 Dean's Yard Westminster AbbeyLondonSW1P 3PA
It's a small place but cool sitting in a place that's been around since the 1400s. Not the best scones or smoked salmon sandwiches but the rest is very good. Price extremely reasonable and service quite good. Kids eat free!more
Coffee was fine. Piece of chocolate cake to share. VERY dry. I am sure it was day old cake. I talked to the waiter about it, he told me they bring the cakes out and the air through the Abbey dries out the cakes. Well, maybe they should get a cake cover, or don't serve old cake. Tea was great, appreciated the different sugar cubes to use.more
This is one of the stops I'd been looking forward to for months. I know it's silly, but I really wanted to take Afternoon Tea here, on the grounds of Westminster Abbey. It was to be my first Afternoon Tea, and I wanted it to be special, without being overly dressy.
The café itself is beautiful. It's in the former store house of the Abbey, and it's open and bright, and very comfortable to...more
What a fantastic little cafe! Having tea and cake in here was really quite a treat and it's amazing that there is a cafe within the walls of Westminster Abbey (the cafe was opened recently in 2012). The service was quite good and the tea was everything I hoped a cup of proper English tea would be. The cakes were great too (especially the glazed lemon cake) and it was really a nice experience....more