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Cafe du Soleil

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4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
+44 1227 479999
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for a birthday dinner and had an awesome time. Great ambience, great staff, great decor. We had sushi and aubergine gratin to start, and then lamb and fillet steak for mains all of which were perfect. 2 people, 3 courses each and a bottle of wine for £90 which I don't think is too expensive... More 

Thank LJS_1985
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a quick walk from Canterbury West, on your way to the Cathedral. The food here was delicious, fresh ingredients and a nice creative take on traditional fare. Service was fast and friendly. Will absolutely eat here again on a future trip!

Thank Cathy H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food, main meal just the right size, dessert yummy, staff very plesant would come again but a little far for us.

Thank canns505
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Canterbury, this is a must!! Fantastic food, atmosphere, dining room, service and all at a good price. Go for the specials - they are well prepared and presented. Ate here on two occasions and it was a total delight! Only regret, is that I don't live near this restaurant!! Definitely, do not miss out on an... More 

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london, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, lovely ambience and wonderfully delicious food. One of my favourite places to eat in Canterbury.

Thank be96erj
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such was the food, that we could not resist over eating. a good number of variety and scrumptious food.

Thank Prabodh G
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here after I read the reviews. So my expectations were high .the decor is nice and there is a nice atmosphere, the staff is smiley and keen to please, and the food was absolutely gorgeous. Everything was spotless and I will definitely come back.

Thank Murielle S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I actually visited this place several times while I was university between 2012-2015 but I'm a lazy reviewer. Great place and not bad value for students as they offer (or did at the time) a discount. Would go back for visits to Kent.

Thank Jemma M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner ate here for lunch, but has no account so I am doing the review for him. Came here for lunch, but ended up having quite a comprehensive meal. The staff were very friendly and attentive and made the whole experience easy going and enjoyable. The main attraction was the attention put into the dishes and wine list so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very attentive and polite service. Excellent pizzas (Margarita and Florentine). Quite reasonable prices too.

Thank Kane C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $37
Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 479999
Cafe du Soleil is situated beside the river Stour in Canterbury occupying a former 18th century wool store and is accessed by its own bridge over the river. The building was restored with a grant from English Heritage and showcases the extensive use of reclaimed building material from the 14C city wall.

Our cuisine draws influence from Provence in southern France, and from Italy, to create a modern Mediterranean cuisine. The menu changes with the seasons, and much of our food is cooked in our wood burning oven, fed with locally sourced wood from managed forest.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?