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County Restaurant at ABode

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High Street, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great taster menu with wine experience.

We visited Abode restaurant some 3years ago for the first time. We loved it. Went back some year later and were rather disappointed. Since then it picked up again, and we tried it again in May 2015. The taster menu with wine. We couldnt fault it on any of the courses or wines. We thoroughly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Gkroonsrsaedr
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Abode restaurant some 3years ago for the first time. We loved it. Went back some year later and were rather disappointed. Since then it picked up again, and we tried it again in May 2015. The taster menu with wine. We couldnt fault it on any of the courses or wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited Abode for my girlfriend's graduation meal, and what a wonderful experience it was. All the food was delicious, the wine was nice and the staff were very attentive. We had three courses each and every course was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. We tried a Michelin-starred restaurant and this was well on the way to being that good.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had heard a lot about the Abode and decided to treat ourselves after a long awaited shopping spree. We were warmly greeted and seated. I would say the seating isn't the most comfortable as the tables are a bit low. We didn't have to wait long to place our order 2 traditional afternoon teas. We were asked if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After having drinks in the bar to start we were shown through to the restaurant. As we sat we were offered water and given the menus and wine list. Starters were great, mix of flavour and all worked great. As theme final plate was put down each plate was explained to us. For the mains I had the pork, so... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Spontaneous family lunch trip whilst shopping and visiting the area. Lovely for a girly smart lunch or business lunch. Wonderful food & wine, clean, Very efficient staff. Good choice of menu. Would love to stay over - perhaps on another trip to Canterbury.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I booked this restaurant last May and had the a la carte menu confirmed on booking. A month or more after I was contacted and asked to pay a deposit of £50, because it was graduation week and it would be busy. When we got there, there was only one other table with diners and although we were there for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I don't get it. Looking at the reviews of restaurants in Canterbury, there are a lot. But a lot of them *aren't* in Canterbury proper. And a lot of them aren't fine dining. But I guess what puzzles me is this: what, exactly, are people looking for to eat and at what price in the second most visited city in... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I love soufflé & I really enjoyed the raspberry soufflé I had as part of the tasting menu. The soufflé was spot on , light & slightly moist in the centre.The other highlights of the tasting menu were the quail & the ever so tender lamb.Each accompanying wine was timely served by the sommelier with an explanation of its qualities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went here for my 18th birthday and it really was outstanding The service was impeccable! I was shown to my seat and brought a glass of champagne straight away which was a lovely touch. The service through out the night was really really good and it felt very relaxed. The food was amazing. All courses were delicious and presented... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We thought the quality of the food here was great and the vegetarian offerings were not also-rans. This is a restaurant that rises to soufflés, which always gets my vote. The wine-list is limited, and quite dear (not up to the food), but most of the wines are available in half-bottle caraffes, and this makes it possible to have both... More 

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Additional Information about County Restaurant at ABode

Address: High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
Phone Number: 01227 766 266
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 31
Cuisine: European, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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