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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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241 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

the range of choices at canteen are extensive with the option to change everything on the menu to your own specific taste. The price was great for the quality and the staff where more than helpful

Thank georgie a
Management response:

We appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed our food. With all the choices we offer it is good to know we can cater to all tastes and diets! Please recommend us to your friends and colleagues :) More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Literally the worst sandwich I've had in my entire life. DO NOT order the Bombay chicken, it is utterly flavourless, devoid of all seasoning and spice and served with a limp, impotent, pointless chutney. Ugh!

Thank HodgeTheMoose
Management response:

Sorry you did not enjoy our food but as you see from our numerous good reviews many, many customers really enjoy our food, so perhaps it is just not to your taste. We are NOT a fast food chain and therefore at busy times service may be a little slower than you may expect. I will happily refund your money... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $8
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Mediterranean, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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