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About The Undercroft At St. Mary's

Located in the atmospheric medieval undercroft of St. Mary's Guildhall, our café offers you a welcoming and relaxed setting for brunch, light snacks, hearty lunches, or a quick coffee while catching up with friends and emails. Just a short stroll from Coventry's central shopping areas and neighbouring tourist attractions, The Undercroft at St. Mary's is a perfect place to unwind in the city's historic Cathedral Quarter.

Expect tasty dishes at competitive prices, in unique historic surroundings. Your food is even prepared in the same medieval kitchens that have catered for royalty and civic dignitaries for nearly 700 years (with a few updates over time, of course). The café is also fully licenced should you fancy something a little stronger. 

I would recommend eating here 100%. Good value, good portion size and super service. Thank you

PLEASE NOTE  From January 2020 extensive conservation and refurbishment works are taking place throughout St Mary's Guildall. During the period of these works the café will unfortunately be closed. Please check for further updates over coming weeks

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Choose from our selection of everyday snacks, salad bowls and hot lunches, or just drop in for coffee and some of our delicious cakes and pastries while enjoying FREE WiFi. Don't miss our daily brunch menu, and scrumptious afternoon tea. Little ones can enjoy their own Mini Merchants menu. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available.

Why not treat a friend or colleague? Vouchers available for a unique gift idea. 

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How to find us

You'll find us along picturesque Bayley Lane, opposite the old Cathedral ruins.

Pass through the grand porch into the courtyard of St. Mary's Guildhall, and you'll find the café entrance through the arched doorway on the right hand side. There is disabled access and our staff will gladly assist with wheelchairs and baby buggies.

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Opening hours and bookings

The Undercroft at St Mary's is open from 9:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday 

Just turn up, no need to book, but if you're planning on bringing a big group for lunch, we recommend letting us know in advance so we can reserve a table  - contact us on 024 7683 3315, or use our online table bookings form. We look forward to welcoming you.

Please note that the café occasionally closes for special events in the Undercroft. If coming a long distance to visit us, please check that we are open to avoid disappointment 

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We'd really like to know what our valued customers think, and would appreciate it if you could spare a minute or two for our quick satisfaction survey.  

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