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Michael Caines at ABode Canterbury

High Street | The ABode Hotel, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
+44 (0)1227 826684
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Ranked #55 of 281 restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $60
Tue 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tucked away within the ancient city walls, Michael Caines at ABode Canterbury is an engagingly chic street-level restaurant with a buzzy, elegant vibe. The innovative menu of modern European cuisine is the perfect foil for the effortlessly contemporary interior, featuring regional produce in smart dishes such as roast sirloin of Kentish beef with wild mushroom purée, roasted salsify and Madeira jus and crouton-topped fillet of Hythe brill with golden beetroot and fennel cream sauce.
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73% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was our first time at Abode Restaurant. We were there on a Monday for lunch. We thought the food was very good and attractively prepared. The service was a little inattentive but I wouldn't let that stop me from trying it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Very impressed with service given, staff were helpful, friendly and observant, as had already recognized my dietary needs being heavily pregnant when it came to ordering from the menu and had informed the chef so that they could make the necessary changes to the cooking prior to me checking.. Food was beautifully presented, and very tasty even if some of... More

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had Sunday lunch yesterday at Abode and was very disappointed . We have been on a few occasions and previously enjoyed the med-rare roast beef but the menu yesterday was very limited and the only roast was chicken . I opted for the chicken and my husband the braised shin of beef. The portions were extremely small and my tiny... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Although the quality of the food was delicious the meal was spoilt by various incidents. We had an enthusiastic waited who blagged he way through the meal describing the 2 house rose wines as being one very dry, the other very sweet, of which they were neither. He persuaded us to order extra vegetables which were forgotten and eventually arrived... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is much better than the champagne bar. We ate dinner here on a Saturday night. The food was amazing and our party agreed it was on the list of top meals, and close to the top. The wine choice was extensive and we ended up with a white, a red and a desert wine that was recommended to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a romantic dinner here with my wife, couple of days ago. Definitely value for money, 3 courses for £17.90, and the A la Carte Menu as well still reasonable priced, just the wine list is bit pricey. The quality of the service and the food is up to Michelin standard. Only one suggestion for the management: please require... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've not been to a Michael Caine's restaurant before but as we had read such good reviews we were looking forward to dining there. We had booked the pre theatre offer set menu, which is available between 6 and 7pm. As we didn't want to rush our meal we arrived when the restaurant opened at 5.30pm. We opted for the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our experience dining here was first class in all respects - food delicious, service attentive and pleasant, ambience excellent. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Certainly worth going to,anniversary meal ,birthday or just a meal ,Central Canterbury hotel as well,but the restaurant 5 star service ,food cooked to how you like it ,staff will check if you have allergies ,just fantastic

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Solihull, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a three night stay that proved very enjoyable. Rooms are clean and tidy and the restaurant serves good food and the champagne bar is a nice base for cocktails at ten pounds and a pint of San Miguel at four pounds. On the downside avoid the real ale in their Brewery Tavern. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend.

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