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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great find. Lovely, tasty, interesting salads - not the usual pile of leaves with something in top. Serious salads with goodness and variety right through. We both had small Bombay salads (with curved slaw) which were delicious and filling. Washed down with apple and ginger smoothies. Excellent. Recommended and we will return!

Thank BWS123
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your lunch. We aim to provide a good selection of food and cater for all tastes including people who enjoy a healthier lunch , vegetarians, vegans and others with a restricted diet. Healthy food can be very tasty!!! Especially at Canteen 😀 More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for breakfast with my partner. The food was delicious, great value and good sized portions, they have a wide selection of loose leaf tea. The staff are very friendly, and the building is charming- lots of character and pleasantly decorated, will definitely return!

Thank Lou B
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Canteen. We have only been offering breakfasts for a few months and they are proving to be popular! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice quiet spot in a Saturday lunchtime for a delicious baguette and toastie. Reasonably priced with table service.

Thank Andrew C
Westerham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever I'm visiting Canterbury I often visit Canteen with my daughter who started going there as a student. The food is simple homemade soups, salads and wraps. Great selection of teas and juices. All reasonably priced designed to fill you up on a tight budget, consequently popular with students (and their mum's)

Thank linda d
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Had a Groupon Voucher about to finish so popped in for a take-away flat bread. Wasn't expecting much but wow - what a choice!!! There is certainly something for everyone - and it is all freshly prepared. The girls were very busy but produced great quality food, with a smile and an apology for the delay. Flat bread was huge... More 

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Austin, Texas
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We had a tasty lunch that was quickly and attractively served. The staff was friendly and helpful. We ate upstairs and looked out the window at other tourists looking in the jeweler's windows across the street. There are larger restaurants, but this was nice for a restful meal or quiet time between sightseeing

Thank chemtex
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Huge choice in the vicinity, glad we chose this one though. Pretty busy, but found a table on the 2nd floor. Whilst there is waitress service, that's only to bring your food to you! You have to go and find a table, choose your food, then drop downstairs to order. Tip order before you go upstairs. Coffee was fine. Daughter... More 

Thank BigBob234
Ashford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday after finding this little place by chance. Sat at lovely table by the window. Lovely young lady cleaned table for us. Lots of choice on menu boards especially good for veggie / vegan choices. I ordered lentil bolognese on jacket potato which came with huge salad too. Really nice. OH ordered Chicken Caesar Salad and though he ordered... More 

Thank ravgirl
London, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had a late lunch here, whilst on a day trip. Had the Indian burrito which was full of flavour and very filling. Good and different range on the menu and excellent value.

Thank David E
Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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644 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Lovely building, seating up two rickety flights of stairs, waitress service to the table. Caesar chicken baguette and a spicy chicken salad (huge....), crisps, scone with jam and cream, pot of tea and a coke, all for under £15. Took a few minutes to arrive indicating everything is freshly prepared. What's not to like. Highly recommended!

Thank Andy-S60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $7
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 441227470011
Just three doors to the left of Canterbury Cathedral Gate Canteen serves freshly made flatbreads,salads, baguettes, toasties, jacket potatos and daily hot dish / soup. Everything is made to order from freshly prepared ingredients using local suppliers wherever possible. The building dates back to around 1600 and from the windows you can get glimpses of the Cathedral (particularly from the loo !). It is a rather rickety building so you need to be OK with stairs as our seating is over three floors. We provide eat in or take away food and a large variety of hot and cold drinks including smoothies and juice pressed on the premises. Due to popularity we also now serve delicious cream teas.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?