The Church of England has urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect, including for private prayer.
Leicester Cathedral is closed, including for services and events. St Martins House will be closed to the public from Wednesday 18 March. This means that the White Rose Café and Christian Resources Shop will be closed for the foreseeable future.
We are aware this is a very difficult time and will prompt a number of further questions. We will update the Cathedral website on the Covid-19 FAQs page and issue new guidance as soon as we are able, and share through the Cathedral’s social media accounts as well. Do keep checking back.
Situated in the heart of Leicester’s historic quarter in St Martins House – next door to Leicester Cathedral, The Guildhall, and a minute’s walk from The King Richard III Visitor Centre – The White Rose Café is the go-to venue for light bites and refreshments, offering a wide range of delicious food and beverages from their position overlooking the Cathedral Gardens.
We offer a wide selection of hot drinks from Classic Americano to Latte, indulgent hot chocolate to traditional and herbal teas. Cold drinks include classic lemonades, juices, waters and popular soda brands.
Come in and feast upon a range of hot and cold food including baked potatoes, paninis, soda bread toasties, filled baguettes, cobs and baps.
You are in for a treat! Tray bakes, pastries and a selection of scones, cakes and sponges baked by our in house chef, including gluten free alternatives.
Keep an eye out for some of our seasonal specials and treats as well!
All of these can be enjoyed in a bright, airy and relaxing atmosphere.
Light Breakfast and Traditional Grills
Monday – Friday: 7.30am to 10.00am
Saturday – Sunday: 8.00am to 10.00am
Monday – Sunday: 10.30am to 12.00pm
Monday – Saturday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Special services or events might have an impact on opening times. If in doubt please ring 0116 261 5200.
The Café is also neighboured by Christian Resources Leicester, specialising in Christian Books, Resources, Gifts and Church Supplies to help encourage faith.
Visit their website here to find out more.