The Monk’s Kitchen at Gloucester Cathedral
Tucked behind the Cathedral’s impressive cloisters, The Monk’s Kitchen at Gloucester Cathedral is a real gem. With an imposing setting, history buffs and culture vultures won’t fail to be impressed by its location and pretty courtyard garden, which is ideal for al fresco dining. With all dishes freshly made to order and prepared using local goods, the café readily caters for dietary requirements. Its extensive menu offers something for everyone, from breakfast rolls, afternoon tea and cake to Sunday lunches. 2019 has also seen the introduction of a new vegan menu.
The Monk’s Kitchen’s signature pies prove popular with visitors, and the ingredients are carefully sourced from suppliers just a few miles from the Cathedral. Try the mouth-watering Pilgrim’s Pie, containing hogget lamb, onion, garlic, white beans, herbs and honey-roasted carrots, or the Monk’s Pie, which boasts Gloucester cheese, spinach, nettles, herbs, white beans and onions. Triangular in shape to signify the Holy Trinity, both pies hail from recipes used by the once-resident Benedictine Monks and offer a delicious lunch that’s steeped in history and flavour. Children are welcomed with a summer lunch box offer, toys and baby changing facilities. A function room is also available to hire for catered events. For a unique pit-stop, The Monk’s Kitchen at Gloucester Cathedral is sure to delight.