Following the recent win of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, BaxterStorey is helping put Winchester Cathedral back on the foodie map with the relaunch of its historic Refectory.
An exciting new menu has now been introduced, celebrating some of the country’s finest food and drink from top Hampshire suppliers. The redesigned menu has been created by BaxterStorey to provide visitors with the very finest quality in locally sourced food and drink.
The new team of chefs will create innovative breakfasts, main meals and everything in between. The Cathedral Breakfast showcases some of the finest produce with local herbed sausage and Hampshire heritage tomatoes. Meanwhile, the sumptuous new cake table will tempt visitors with its showstopper Moss Cake and Lymington strawberry compote to accompany traditional scones.
Visitors to the city can indulge in the unique Summer Pimms Afternoon Tea – refreshing Pimms served with freshly baked cakes, seasonal finger sandwiches, warm scones and locally sourced preserves.
Sarah Miller, Regional Managing Director at BaxterStorey, said: “Winchester is certainly a foodie-paradise and we are delighted to bring residents and visitors a taste of something completely new. Alongside the seasonal menu at the Cathedral Refectory, our pop up street food stalls will be located throughout the Cathedral grounds, from Jude’s ice cream bikes, to a Laverstoke Park Buffalo BBQ, offering a taste of delicious street food-style cooking.”
Located in a truly stunning setting, the Cathedral offers unforgettable spaces for a wedding reception, special occasion or event including the marquee or Wessex Suite. The Refectory relaunch includes a new corporate and events offering, with bespoke menus tailored for individual requirements.
Canon Annabelle Boyes, Receiver General at Winchester Cathedral, said: “We are delighted to be working with BaxterStorey as, together, we launch our new food and drink offer. The new menu, look and feel really reflects the local heritage of our unique location, offering guests a complete and memorable experience. Hospitality has been part of our Benedictine welcome for almost as long as we have been here, which is quite a long time. Added to that, the benefit which comes from our more commercial activities is felt at the Cathedral’s core, supporting its thousand-year mission and ministry”.