Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Canterbury
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Canterbury restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 27 restaurants in Canterbury and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Canterbury restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Canterbury Restaurants
1. Café des Amis Mexican/TexMex restaurant in Canterbury 95 St Dunstan’s St - CT2
This “lively” Mexican in Westgate “celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in April 2018”, and remains “so popular as the atmosphere is so upbeat and the food zings with joy”.
2. Cafe Mauresque Moroccan restaurant in Canterbury 8 Butchery Ln - CT1
This “wonderful, atmospheric” cellar will always be a “favourite”: the “decor is fantastic, with the Moroccan theme even extending into the Ladies’ loo!” It has built a strong following over 15 years, helped by its “delicious Moroccan food, plus paella, tapas and other Spanish dishes”.
3. The Ambrette Canterbury Indian, Southern restaurant in Canterbury 14 - 15 Beer Cart Lane - CT1
“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”.
4. Goods Shed British, Traditional restaurant in Canterbury Station Road West - CT2
“Fantastic for breakfast, coffee, lunch, and to stock up on some foodie treats” – this “delightful informal operation (next door to Canterbury West station) overlooks the bustling farmers’ market below, where most of the food is sourced”, and has been a focus for local foodies since 2002. “The produce is good and the dishes are left to speak for themselves”. “Every town should should have somewhere like this”.
5. County Restaurant, ABode Canterbury British, Modern restaurant in Canterbury High St - CT1
“The only place in Canterbury where you can eat an approximation of fine dining” – i.e. “delicate and flavoursome” dishes (“classics with a modern twist”) and set lunches, all “at an affordable price”.
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