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The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury CT2 8AN, England
(0)1227 459153
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 181
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  • 114
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 19
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent dinner

Came early which was good idea as although we had booked this place gets really busy. Had a delicious dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere watching the stall holders packing up at the end of the day. Noticed a stall that sold lunch boxes so came back the next morning and got a delicious lunch box... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our B&B recommended us to this great Restaurant. She said we wouldn't need to book but to be honest I would definitely recommend doing so. We arrived tired and wet after a very trying day on the motorways in the rain. The sight of the warmth and just general ambience of the place was enough to raise our spirits. The... More 

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Blue Mountains
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Came early which was good idea as although we had booked this place gets really busy. Had a delicious dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere watching the stall holders packing up at the end of the day. Noticed a stall that sold lunch boxes so came back the next morning and got a delicious lunch box picnic. Remember to get the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a surprise! We came across this place via trip advisor and loved every bit of it! If you're coming by taxi ask for the goods shed in the train station, it's inside the market. The location is great, food amazing , pricing is fair service is nice (waitress could have smiled more). Highly recommended!

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Belvedere, Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have only been here once but will definitely return. Mainly because the menu changes daily and much of the well presented ingredients originate locally - some from the food stalls in the shed. Rafaels is on a mezzanine level overlooking the meat, fish, bread and many other items on sale. And very homely the eatery is too, with scrubbed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Set inside The Goods Shed, an old train shed that's now a farmers market, it has quite a unique setting, set amongst the stalls with it's high train shed ceilings. Serving some of the best modern European food in Canterbury, made with quality seasonal ingredients sourced from the farmer's market itself! With a three course menu consisting of 4-6 options... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We visited The Goods Shed for breakfast before boarding the train at Canterbury West Station for Margate. We had a quick look around and settled for breakfast. This was fresh with local ingredients cooked to perfection. I would have loved to have had longer to look around. Maybe this would be the perfect excuse to return? 😉

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The original railway station warehouse built in 1840 has redbrick walls which were formerly lime-washed and exposed timber roof trusses supporting new roof timber boarding. The shed is used as a farmers’ market with Rafael’s restaurant on a gallery above. It is an exciting and dynamic space. We were there for dinner so the market stalls were closed. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We booked very last minute, but we were looking forward to trying the 'Good Shed' for a meal for a long time, but awaited an occasion because of the price tag. We were delighted with the ambience and the setting, I love the big windows. Candles on the tables and quirky crockery. The food was ok, I wouldn't say it... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Visited Rafaels for Breakfast with some friends and family, despite the restaurant being very busy the staff made sure that my large party were seated quickly. The breakfast as always was amazing!! The staff made sure that the children were entertained with coloring books and pencils. I love the atmosphere in the restaurant which over looks the farmers market. After... More 

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Feering, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was down visiting friends last Saturday, after seeing the article praising this restaurant I asked them they would book a table for us there as a treat. the place itself was very atractive but the staff weren't very good ( and were sloppyly dressed) our waitress forgot what I ordered which was fine but when I told her that... 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:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 61 - 61
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury CT2 8AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: (0)1227 459153

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 61 - 61
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?