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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in for lunch, sat upstairs, service was good, my baguette was tasty however the falafel would have been better warm not cold. All in all a friendly experience

Thank Valerie943
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a toasted sandwich. First visit here and it won't be the last. Service friendly and prices reasonable. Nice cosy atmosphere and the range of choices good. Had bacon Brie and chutney toasted flatbread sandwich. It was freshly made to order and absolutely delicious and filling. So nice to find a local place serving homemade produce instead of... More 

Thank Hannah T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't enjoy the main meals at all and the food was very bland. Only liked the dessert. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank Mira P
Management response:

Sorry you did not enjoy your food - it would be most helpful if you told us at the time and we could have given you other choices. Never have we been told our food was bland so that is a surprise but maybe just not to your taste. More 

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188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to go if you want a different choice for Lunch,well prepared fresh food.The stairs are a challenge but well worth a try.

1 Thank wilkosteph28
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch whilst out and about in Canterbury. Lovely flatbread selection. I went for the hummus and falafel one which was really filling. The staff were friendly. Reasonably priced - about £15 for two lunches and two hot drinks.

1 Thank Matt W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The food at the Canteen is excellent. Very fresh ingredients . A choice of different ingredients to your liking, lovely atmosphere. Staff are very helpful. A lovely place to eat. Give it a try.

Thank Paola N
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Nice place near the Cathedral but the jacket potatoes were not cooked through leaving them quite hard and unenjoyable. Good selection of soft drinks.

Thank jeanll0yd
Management response:

Sorry to hear about your jacket potato. If you had bought it to our attention we would happily have given you another one. We aim to please! More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 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 September 28, 2016

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 September 24, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Andrew C

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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 - $8
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, 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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?