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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“The best place to go for food - locally sourced produce, some amazing places to eat and great drinks.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Really cool location! This used to be the old Canterbury prison. You can sit and drink in the old prison cells. The drinks are a bit expensive, but they have a good selection. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is an old favourite, the appearance, menu and great food has not really changed in decades....and it is always busy which suggests they got it right years ago!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“You don't need to go to Italy for a truly authentic Italian restaurant - we have one right here! Open over 30 years, this a gem with phenomenal food. Please say hello to the lovely owners, Dee and Massimo!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Love this restaurant for the place, the atmosphere and the food. Great fish dishes and pizzas.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Moroccan Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Further afield, but if you are looking for a good night out its worth the trip.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“The best pub garden in Canterbury! Peter's quirky 70's taste is evident everywhere you look from his collection of meccano to rows upon rows of bowler-hatted Fred (Mcdougall's flour-man, remember him?). The food is well-priced pub grub. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“For an easy breakfast and a great coffee, the Refectory is just round the corner and offers indoor dining with a beautiful fireplace as well as tables outside”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Anglo-Indian spin on some Indian dishes, and all sourced from local suppliers. Dev Biswal is a great chef. One evening sorted? ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A nice Indian in Canterbury close to the cocktail bars near Westgate Towers.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely farmers market where you can pick up some local produce, have bite to eat or a glass of something! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Small at the front but has a great surprise in store if you walk on through to the rear....great service and excellent food!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Try their Japanese gin - or their Beer Sampler tray shaped as a boat with 5 one-third pints of their very own ales and beers. I always ask them to give me/us a spectrum of pale to bitter ales and its always great - some are very hoppy, some flavoursome, some even colourful. Go there! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hotel
“I am putting this down as a great place to eat but its got great cocktails and very mellow feel. They are currently aiming for a michelin rating so making a big effort on the food front”
  • 5 locals recommend