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The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury CT2 8AN, England
(0)1227 459153
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Ranked #54 of 289 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $61 - $61
Hours:
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Lantzville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Rafael's. The combination of a fine dining restaurant inside a renovated train platform and quaint food stalls and shops all around is a winning recipe. The menu changes along with the seasons and satisfies the curious traveler. The only negative was the service with our second visit. We had a to repeat requests more... More

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215 reviews 215 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I will be back. Rafaels restaurant does some of the best food have eaten, farmers market very good food. I think I will be back within the year.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting and original setting but the food was a little disappointing. It took a while for the staff to show us to our table although the restaurant wasn't particularly busy, and the waitress who served us seemed to be more interested in what was going on elsewhere in the restaurant than with what we wanted. The food arrived in good... More

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited here when we had family visiting and had a throughly enjoyable and tastey Sunday lunch. My only criticism was that the device towards the end of lunch was a little slow but otherwise, very good. We will visit again soon no doubt.

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folkestone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We ate in the Goods Shed yesterday evening. The building is especially atmospheric as the nights draw in. I've reviewed this on several occasions. We always love it and it suits us perfectly. The menu is based on carefully chosen, local and seasonal ingredients. The preparation is precise and careful. The whole thing is presented in a very comfortable way.... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My family took me here for my birthday. Food was excellent and the portions generous. We enjoyed the setting and the service was friendly and attentive. One quibble - I thought the wine we had was rather overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We love this restaurant and have never been disappointed! I would however say it seems better in the evening than at lunch time, not sure if there are different chefs! We always go as a family and they are very accommodating with the children. There is no children's menu but the are happy to adapt any dishes and my children... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Three friends and the two of us had a late supper after a wonderful concert in the cathedral. Rafael's is one of our favourite haunts and it is getting better and better and better. My wife and one friend had skate wing, another friend had duck and the 8 year old had specially made mash and sausage (Rafael doesn't feel... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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91 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

i wanted to love this place; the venue at lunchtime has an appealing buzz, and the food for sale in the market place is of high quality. Unfortunately the restaurant is a bit of a let down - my hake & mussel "leek chowder" was dry and rather tasteless. My husband's pigeon breasts with chorizo was also overdone and dry.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Located in the old goods shed by Canterbury West Station. A ten minute walk from the Cathedral. One of the best Lemon Soles I've ever had - steaming, plump and flaky. Ox cheek full of flavour. Good, sensible cooking carefully prepared. Fresh ingredients from the adjacent market. Tables large and set well apart for privacy. Staff courteous and attentive. One... More

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Additional Information about Rafael's

Address: The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury CT2 8AN, England
Phone Number: (0)1227 459153
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 61 - 61
Cuisine: British

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