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County Restaurant

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High Street | At Abode Canterbury Hotel, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
01227 766 266
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Paying homage to the hotel's extensive history, the restaurant takes its...
Paying homage to the hotel's extensive history, the restaurant takes its name from the original name established for the hotel in 1892.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely superb lunch

We took our son to Abode for his 21st birthday and can't rate the meal and service highly enough. There were 5 of us and we all had wonderful meals, absolutely stunning and probably one of the best meals we have experienced. We will definitely be returning. The lovely touch at the end of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
KHoward20
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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318 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We took our son to Abode for his 21st birthday and can't rate the meal and service highly enough. There were 5 of us and we all had wonderful meals, absolutely stunning and probably one of the best meals we have experienced. We will definitely be returning. The lovely touch at the end of the meal for our son was... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went to the abode for my 21st birthday. Food was modern, beautifully cooked and the presentation was stunning. Service was excellent. The food really was faultless from start to finish! Cannot recommend enough.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Called in Abode for lunch. Pure chance, just looking for somewhere to eat and the menu by the door looked good. The restaurant was empty when we arrived which didn't bode well but the room was nice and the maitre'd welcoming. The menu was limited which is always a good sign (long menus = big freezer!) and well thought out.... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had an hour before the Marlowe theatre and decided to give their pre-theatre menu a try as it seemed very reasonable at £12.95 for 2 courses. and close to the theatre. This is about the same price or even less than the local pub. But this was much better than pub food. We were very impressed with the service,... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My friend and I booked afternoon tea about 2 weeks in advance. We were seated in the lounge at the front of the hotel, which was warm and cozy with a lovely fire going. We were happy to be seated next to the fire as we were freezing! We each ordered tea, which came quite quickly. Our 2 tier stand... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Pricey but very very good. Service is excellent, food served with style and panache. Great wine list. We have eaten in some good restaurants, this one was no exception. Would willingly eat there again.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had intended to dine at the ABode for a special occasion with my husband and parents. Our arrival at the restaurant was already shambolic- even though my mother was clearly struggling to get out of her winter coat, the staff just stood there watching without helping her. They then only made half-hearted attempts at helping us with chairs, napkins... More 

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Operations M, Manager at County Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Constanze R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the County Restaurant from your visit in December. Please accept my apologies if you were made to feel in anyway humiliated, it not is our policy to ask our diners to remove headwear while dining in our restaurant. The team has now been briefed to avoid... More 

Faversham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The front bar of the hotel is the best meeting place in town, you can get coffee, drinks and even retreat to the rear lounge for quiet. The restaurant has had a facelift, new menus and quite adventurous it proved to be. This is the venue for a formal lunch after meeting, social or business.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Was a lovely meal, the staff where lovely and explain everything that was presented to us, Would definitely go back again for a special occasion

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had lunch here just before Christmas and although the menu looked a little unimaginative with limited choice the food when it arrived was very good. Staff and service were excellent. However the bar and lobby were heaving and it was quite unpleasantly crowded. Not cheap but worth a visit. The restaurant was full so booking is advisable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | At Abode Canterbury Hotel, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 766 266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 31
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Paying homage to the hotel's extensive history, the restaurant takes its name from the original name established for the hotel in 1892.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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