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Deeson's Restaurant

25/26 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
01227 767 854
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Ranked #8 of 287 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Canterbury now benefits from the new high speed link to London as well as a regular network of rail, coach and bus routes.
Description: Deeson"s restaurant is a British restaurant set in the heart of the historic Cathedral city of Canterbury. At Deeson's we pride ourselves on serving the best of seasonal produce that is available to us from Kent the allotment of England and Britain. Our menu celebrates everything that is great about Britain and it's culinary history. At Deeson's we have the freedom to change our menu's on a daily basis directed by the feedback we receive from our suppliers letting us know which products are particularly good at any given time.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I have wanted to eat at deesons for years, given the reviews. However, the food was slightly over seasoned and rich when I ate there. Otherwise, a lovely blend of flavours. The decor is beautiful and the service was fantastic.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were warmly welcomed when we arrived having made our reservation online. The service and the food was great. It could have been over the top with many different flavours, but the combinations worked well. The service was good. Both of us had one of our best ever meals that night and we hope to return again one day. Since... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Booked a private room for 14 to celebrate our daughter's Graduation. Ate from the Pre-Theatre menu which offered a 4 choices for each course. Everyone enjoyed the food and we found the wine reasonably priced too. Service was excellent. Staff were friendly and discreetly attentive. We will definitely be returning.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We have visited Deesons on numerous occasions and have never had a bad meal. Unfortunately it appears to have gone down hill recently. I'm not sure if it's because the owner is now concentrating on his new venture pork and co or we just went on a bad day? Between the four of us we had mediocre starters and mains.... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Early Saturday evening pre-theatre meal. Fab. Interesting well-presented food really nicely cooked. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to Canterbury many times but this is the first time I've eaten at Deeson's but it won't be the last. Quite a large restaurant but booking is probably needed at weekends. Nicely laid out and fairly spacious. A nice mismatch of wooden dining tables and chairs. Staff were good and helpful and the service prompt. I had lamb... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've been lucky enough to eat in quite a few restaurants around the country and I can quite honestly say that Deesons is better than almost all of them.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Whilst visiting friends in Canterbury I like to take them out for a treat as we get free board and lodgings. After consulting trip advisors reviews we chose Deesons. What a serious let down. My wife had over cooked dried out fish. I had shank also overcooked or left to stand for far too long. When we encounter food like... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our 5th anniversary dinner here last weekend. Very nice restaurant, great menu choices, attentive service. Would recommend.

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Tucson, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Have just returned from dinner here. The food, service & ambience were all outstanding. The pork "tasting platter" was superb. One of the best meals I've had anywhere. Followed this with sticky toffee pudding, which also did not disappoint. All in all, an excellent meal. Will definitely return here when we next visit Canterbury.

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