cabinet rooms Café Bar


We invite you to join us in our little café-bar opposite the Theatre Royal Winchester on Jewry Street. Open all day, we serve light meals, speciality coffee, excellent teas, interesting wines, classic cocktails and unusual spirits and potions. Discover new favourites or new friends, Cabinet Rooms Winchester is a meeting place for discerning imbibers just like you.


We are located on Jewry Street, right opposite the Theatre Royal Winchester,
half way between Winchester High Street and the train station.

Cabinet Rooms
2 De Lunn Buildings
Jewry Street
SO23 8SA

01962 866480


Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Thursday – 0830-2200
Friday –  0830-2300
Saturday  – 1000-2300
Sunday – 1000-1700


Unfortunately, due to our small capacity, we are unable to take bookings in our main café. We can take bookings for exclusive use of our underground Offices, however. Please see here for more information on hire charges and how to book.

If you would rather not book in advance, you are, of course, welcome to take your chances and if we can fit you in then we most definitely will! Here are a few tips on how to plan for your visit with us.


We open early to serve you delicious coffee, roasted by our friends at Extract Coffee in Bristol. They source their beans direct from farmers around the world, ensuring that local producers get a better deal. Similarly, all our teas are sourced from the Canton Tea Co. which has won awards for its work in sourcing tea ethically and supporting local communities of tea pickers and growers.

We serve small breakfasts (bacon sandwiches, porridge, sourdough toast and jam etc) and offer a great selection of sandwiches and sourdough toasties for lunch.


We have worked with Red Squirrel, purveyors of unique and interesting wines, to put together a short but exciting wine list to titillate your palates. Made with somewhat unusual native grape varieties we are sure you will find a new favourite in our list. If you fancy a little sparkle, we also serve prosecco, Hampshire sparkling wine and Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Our cocktail list has been carefully selected to offer cocktail lovers some carefully crafted classics. While you may not find mojitos or long island iced teas on our menu, you will find some great classics alongside one or two of our own concoctions.

We offer a range of bar snacks, small plates and puddings if you want to graze in the evening.


Due to our location and the fact that we occupy a Grade II listed building, there are unfortunately some restrictions to our accessibility.
Please note that there is a large step up to enter the café. We do not currently have a ramp for access to the building. There is a further two steps up to enter the lavatory. We do not have an accessible WC.
The underground offices are reached via an internal staircase.


With the exception of assistance dogs, we are unable to accommodate animals in the café.