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About Benugo - The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace

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.

20 Dean's Yard
Westminster Abbey
London, SW1P 3PA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:45am Saturday 9.00am - 11.45am
Sunday: 10:00am-12:00am

Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday supper served 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00am-15:30pm

Afternoon tea:

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm Saturday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 10:00am- 15:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7222 0516

Website:
http://cellariumcafe.com/

Public Transport:

Nearest tube stations are Westminster, St. James Park, Victoria

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Benugo - The Cellarium Cafe and Terrace Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

3.8

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4.1

value

3.8

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Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 June 2017

Charming setting, great service, interesting menu. Loved it.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 19 June 2017

Had afternoon tea after our trip round Westminster abbey, it was lovely, the service was good and the food was better, the overall service was really good and the staff tended to every need.

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 June 2017

The atmosphere was perfect for a day at the abbey. The portions were large and tasty. Afternoon tea was delicious .

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 8 June 2017

The staff here was so accommodating. I planned to have afternoon tea by myself but ran into my son and his girlfriend and they asked to join me. The hostess graciously provided us a larger table, and we had a lovely, unhurried experience. For London, the prices were excellent. I would love to return to this charming spot.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 17 May 2017

Very nice cafe underneath Westminster Abbey. Lovely afternoon tea.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Excellent food and great value for a wonderful location.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Had the 2 course menu which was excellent lovely waiter serving, attentive and friendly. Great fir lunch before visiting H of P.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
ambience4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 27 March 2017

Who knew Westminster Abbey could have such great food! Most often I stay away from food establishments next to a touristy places, but this place was really recommended by a couple we ran into while in Scotland. I had French toast, OJ and milk. The French toast is made with Brioche and comes with mixed fruit compôte & Greek yoghurt or bacon & maple syrup. I got it with bacon - absolutely delish! Nice and meaty bacon with buttery bread and tasty syrup. The OJ was freshly squeezed. The price was fairly inexpensive too. I certainly recommend you try it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 16 March 2017

bright and lovely place. nice service. loved the lamb dish.

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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

We had just got engaged in the Abbey and in the light and cosy space of the Cellariun we celebrated the moment and our decision. The informal ambience, natural light and access from the Abbey made it a perfect place to go. It contributed greatly to a wonderful day.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Food was excellent and the staff were lovely. Great to be within Westminster Abbey.

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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 January 2017

Nice cafe location, could have more food choices

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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on 30 December 2016

The waiter/chef for afternoon tea was friendly and helpful, and the room was a beautiful atrium with views of the cathedral, lots of light.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2016

The best "Close to House of Lords" restaurant there is. Great food and ambiance. Pround to bring anyone there.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2016

Great courteous service, with the staff going out of their way to accommodate for our dietary and logistical needs.

Good food in a beautiful setting - in the Abbey's shadow, with a gorgeous clear roof and lots of sunshine filtering through.

Def recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2016

Ideal location after having toured Westminster Abbey. Booked a table and the venue was light ,bright and roomy. Excellent 3 course set menu. Wonderfully hot food, tasty and comfy seats too.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 November 2016

We had a lovely Sunday lunch, friendly staff, wonderful location and would definitely recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2016

We went to the Cellarium for lunch before going to a service in Westminster Abbey and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. The food was excellent and we regard it as a little gem. We have already recommended it to someone who does business entertaining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 2 October 2016

Had the afternoon tea with prosecco. Serving was ample enough for myself. Decent pot of tea, proper food and pleasant staff. I was solo that day and would recommend afternoon tea there for anyone. Very budget friendly. Quality was exceeding value. Will go back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 21 September 2016

Not our first visit so knew what to expect. Staff were friendly and helpful, as always. Not a huge choice from the menu (we selected the 2x£17) but really well prepared and very tasty.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals
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food5
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service5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on 16 September 2016

I wanted to take my mother to have traditional afternoon tea while she was in London. This was the perfect place. Visit Westminster Abbey, take a break for lunch, and then continue your visit through the Abbey. Makes the day last a little longer. And the afternoon tea was perfect. Sandwiches, scones, and a variety of sweets...we also added a glass of prosecco to celebrate. Do make reservations, though. Nice to walk past people waiting for a table. :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2016

Great location tucked away within the heart of Westminster. Brilliant food with glimpsing views of the surrounding Westminster area. Ask for a terrace seat if you can... but be quick only a enough room for a couple of tables.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2016

We enjoyed afternoon tea at the Cellarium after touring Westminster Abbey. Everything was wonderful. The tea was hot and delicious, the sandwiches fresh and the dainties were all amazing. The scones and clotted cream were really nice. The décor is nice, but not fancy. There is a small terrace available to eat outside. I would recommend the Cellarium to anyone who wishes to enjoy an afternoon tea that isn't as outrageously expensive as the finer and fancier places.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 August 2016

Having reserved a table online (a definite advantage knowing how busy central London would be) I met two friends there at 1.30, ostensibly for lunch. However two of us were totally unable to resist the afternoon tea whilst one did order lunch dishes.... two vegetarian ones which she said were delicious. The location is just amazing and we felt was worth visiting simply for the setting but were also impressed by the food and service. We initially requested a jug of tap water which arrived promptly with three glasses. Other reviewers have reported it costly but, in tourist London, we felt it good value particularly the afternoon tea which comprised two large (and fresh) scones, 4 delicious small cakes and three finger sandwiches (including one smoked salmon) per serving and was more than either of us could finish. The next time we're in London we'll definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on 31 July 2016

Awesome ambience. The food was delicious. The staff was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2016

An excellent lunch. The set menu is very good value for money.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 4 July 2016

The Food was amazing, the staff where lovely although a few slip ups but that is a minor compared to the rest of the experience. The setting was beautiful. My partner loved her birthday meal.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 23 April 2016

Arranged an afternoon tea treat for friends and we weren't disappointed. Lovely setting, gorgeous food pleasantly served.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 23 April 2016

I went for afternoon tea with my mum, we were thoroughly impressed with this lovely little restaurant which is tucked into the corner of Westminster Abbey. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the afternoon tea was delicious. Not too many savoury options, but a generous selection of cakes and a lovely pot of tea. The seating was slightly cramped but the room was light and airy. A lovely place and I would recommend this to anyone! Plus it was inexpensive, especially considering the location!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 13 April 2016

Discovered this place whilst trying to find somewhere reasonably quiet to eat - and very near to Westminster. The service was incredibly good (and quick, which was very important as on a tight schedule). The surroundings were perfect, and I'll certainly come again. Great food, and good vegetarian choice.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2016

I visited the Cellarium with a friend for lunch following her recommendation and was delighted by the experience. The Cellarium is tucked into the precincts of Deans Yard of Westminster Abbey, so a hidden gem, indeed so hidden it is difficult to find and we got there through the bookshop. We both ate from the lunchtime menu which is terrific value and as we were fitting in a lunch were really pleased that the staff were willing to make the meal really quick - the one disappointment. We both had the soup, which was delicious and served in a large bowl with bread. I had the goulash which was delicious and my friend the fish.
I will be back soon I hope.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 30 January 2016

The service was excellent and the afternoon tea was delicious. The interiors are beautiful. We loved the arches, the paintings and the natural light which made the cellar restaurant bright and open.

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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2016

Brilliant! I booked lunch for 8 of us. The food was excellent, the service was welcoming and efficient, and it was great value. The surroundings were superb - warm and spacious inside, with great upward views of the Abbey's towers. Very imaginative and beautiful restoration of a historic corner of this national treasure. I have booked a second visit!

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 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2016

We had a 21st birthday afternoon tea with bubbly and it was truly wonderful. Staff so thoughtful and service great. Amazing selection of goodies. Much better value than a lot of places in London. Beautiful interior and pleasant loos. Would repeat.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on 2 December 2015

We had a wonderful lunch while visiting the abbey which was a. Ice way to break up our long tour. If you sit along the banquette you have a view through the glass roof to the exterior of Westminster. The set price lunch was delicious as was the afternoon tea. So nice to not have to leave the abbey to get some food. If you sit downstairs you're in the crytp which is also a nice experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on 17 October 2015

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea here. There are beautiful views from the upper section of the cafe of the Abbey, and the whole room is very open and airy. The food and tea were excellent. We would definitely go again and recommend to others!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2015

A truly unique cafe thanks to it's location!

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 (London)·Dined on 28 August 2015

Went before touring Westminste. French toast was awesome. Cappuccino was great too! Buy one get one special was a pleasant surprise.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 18 August 2015

The terrace is superb. You look out at the Spiers of Westminster and on a clear day it's magical. Simple British food served with rustic charm from knowledgeable personnel.
Simple wine list with excellent choices. If having afternoon tea you will be spoiled for Choice. An exceptionally wonderful venue to soak up culture and quality.

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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2015

We have lived in London all our life and never knew this place existed. Thank goodness for Groupon and Wowcher. Thanks to these discounted sites we are now going to so many wonderful places and revisiting and recommending to our friends and colleagues.
The cafe is set in an annex of the Cathedral which is really quaint. The furniture is modern with an old feel. The toilets are spanking clean and modern in an oldie world building.
The food was delicious. We had the seared pork belly with lovely crisp vegetables. For desert I had apricot tart, it was just missing cream or custard. still very nice.
Well worth a visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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