Abbot's Kitchen

Welcome to the Abbot's Kitchen

The Abbot's Kitchen cafe, overlooking the nearby park, is the perfect place to enjoy tea after you visit the Cathedral or to enjoy lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Our ethos is to use nothing but the finest quality ingredients from local suppliers and to provide exceptional service.

Whether you join us for a good meal, to relax over a hot cup of coffee with friends, or to sample the home baked delights on offer each day, the Abbot's Kitchen has something to suit everyone.  


Take a look at the Abbot's Kitchen full daily menu here.

Breakfast: Served from 9.30am until 11.30am, breakfast at the Abbot's Kitchen ranges from toasted crumpets and fresh pastries, to more substantial offerings such as bacon sandwhiches and cooked breakfasts.

Lunch: Drop in between 12pm and 2.30pm to enjoy a light lunch such as a warming bowl of soup, a slice of deep filled quiche or one of the daily specials.


Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4:30pm 

Sunday 12.30pm - 4.30pm

(closes at 4.00pm December - April) 

The Abbot's Kitchen is temporarily located in a marquee on the south side of St Albans Cathedral. 

The Abbot's Kitchen also offers a range of seasonal specials.

Alternatively, drop in and enjoy a new range of hot drinks, comforting home-cooked winter warmers or one of their weekly specials such as Fish and Chips Fridays or a hearty roast dinner on a Sunday.

Special Event Catering

We can also provide catering for large groups, functions and special occasions. We are fully licensed to serve alcohol.

For bookings, catering for special occasions, or any other question you may have, please contact:

07813 343033 or email 

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