Harden's survey result
Dev Biswal’s roomy converted pub continues to do a swift trade in “Indian cuisine with a twist” (including trademark pyramid-shaped dosa). As of October 2019, Biswal has mooted closing his Sussex branch, The Devil in Rye, to focus on a new Margate spin-off, opened in 2018, as well as here in Canterbury, where he is reportedly seeking out a second venue for more casual dining.
“Every mouthful is an amazing burst of flavour” at Dev Biswal’s “airy” pub conversion, a spinoff from the Margate original that’s “reason enough to visit Canterbury” for many fans. “Distinctly flavoured” Indian-fusion dishes give “a very interesting take on mixing British and Asian cuisines” – “beautifully prepared” and “at reasonable prices”.
“The younger sister of The Ambrette in Margate, Dev Biswal’s airy, converted pub delivers a wonderful dining experience”. The setting is “warm and inviting” and the cooking – “not purely Indian, but very good fusion-with-an-Indian-base” – provides “marvellous flavours” (“every mouthful is a delight!”).
Dev Biswal’s converted pub (still with a bar for drinking) inspires just as much feedback as his Margate original. Gripes include “a slight lack of ambience” and “variable” standards, but most accounts are full of praise for its “airy” atmosphere and “expertly prepared Indian/British fusion dishes that are surprisingly good value”.
The Ambrette Canterbury Restaurant Diner Reviews
"We opted for a vegetarian platter which had some wonderful flavours and some items which were more bland but all in all interesting. One waiter on a Sunday evening so I don’t know what would have happened if a crowd group had arrived."
|Wine per bottle||£15.95|
14 - 15 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NY
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||11 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||11 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||11 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||11 am‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|