Welcome to Cheese & Alfies!

We’re a quirky café bistro located in the historic quarter of Christchurch on the cobbles leading up to Christchurch Priory. Our philosophy is simple: real honest food, using great ingredients, cooked and served by people who not only enjoy what they do, but have a natural passion for it. We believe in keeping our food simple and letting it speak for itself. If you don’t believe us, see what our customers say. We hope you like what we do, if not tell us, if you do tell everyone else.
Mike & Sarah


Burger Nights start from Saturday 10 March From Saturday 10th March! Our burgers are freshly made RIGHT HERE. We have: the 'Big Cheese', the 'Fully Loaded', the 'Charley No-Cheese', the 'Hello me!', the 'Stick Pig', the 'Naked Butt Not Afraid' and many more including Meatless Options. Find out more.

Spring 2018 Opening Times

This spring, our opening times are: Monday 8.30 till 4.30 Tuesday 8.30 till 4.30 Wednesday 8.30 till 9 Thursday 8.30 till 9 Friday 8.30 till 9 Saturday 8.30 till 9 Sunday 8.30 till 4 Read more.

Events and Parties

Upstairs at Cheese & AlfiesBirthday? Anniversary? Christening? Whatever your event, we have a range of options available to cater for your party.
More info here.

What our customers say

“Great for all occasions! Relaxing atmosphere, great food, good value for money.”

“A great place to start the day, and although I have not had dinner there yet, if the brunches are anything to go by, I think Christchurch has another winner!”
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Cookery Classes

Do you want to learn more about cooking, but never seem to have the time? Or maybe you’d like to meet new people in an alternative environment, then Cheese & Alfies cookery classes could be just what you’re looking for.

Held on a Monday evening, we’ll guide you through cooking a three course meal, preparing two dishes per course. During the evening you can have a go at cooking yourself or you can just watch others. More info ...


Salsa Rossa


1 large red pepper chargrilled
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic sliced
tbsp oregano
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
50ml olive oil

Recipe continues here.


“Cheese and Alfies has certainly covered all the bases with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner ... among Christchurch’s great places to eat. Can’t wait to go back.”

Christchurch Eye

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