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Cafe du Soleil

4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
+44 1227 479999
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (165 reviews)
“beef carpaccio” (34 reviews)
“baked alaska” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
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1 - 10 of 1,105 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great meeting point x good wholesome food!!!! Always a delicious lunch and dinner! Keep it up as the sun always shines x

Thank Elisabeth P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A really nice interior space that is built into the ancient Canterbury City Wall next to the river - several car parks close by. The service is friendly and efficient and there is a good choice on the menu. The pizzas are cooked in a...More

Thank dwhayward
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here when travelling through Canterbury at the end of May after reading good Trip Advisor reviews. We weren't disappointed! Had the early evening menu which was excellent food at an excellent price. We were so impressed that we booked a table for a fortnight...More

Thank Maggie T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came at 5pm to have a meal. The restaurant was completely empty. Our starters were very average, wormed up instead of baked as advertised in the menu. The second course took over half an hour to arrive so we were considering leaving without waiting...More

Thank Branka0101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with friends on a Saturday evening, have visited before and was impressed then with feel of restaurant and food was very nice. Not disappointed this time either great food and generous portions, very varied menu. Recommended.

Thank billy010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been here as a couple, with a group of friends, with my mother (who due to her food allergy, the chef made a different sauce for her from scratch!) and it never fails - great food, great service, lovely venue and ambience. A favourite!

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large crowd of young friends with healthy appetites and thirsty but the staff handled the situation excellently. No one went without anything they wanted even if the had changed their mind several times 😉 I thoroughly recommend this restaurant for a large crowd of...More

Thank femmedemenage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen this restaurant on this site and were determined to visit. We didn't book because it looked to be a little distant from the city centre. Looking around the city there was little to attract our attention. So off we went After a...More

Thank woodc0te
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family of four, caters for us all. Helpful staff. Acceptably clean lavatories. Food is just consistently good.

Thank Auntygingercat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting our daughter at uni in Canterbury and liked the look of this restaurant. Good call as the the food was lovely and the service was great. We all had pizza and took the leftovers away with us as they are really big. Would definitely...More

Thank Barbaracbarker
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Questions & Answers
March 19, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from kevwedge | Reviewed this property |
There is payable Council parking directly outside, although it is not a large car park.
February 21, 2018|
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Response from David L |
No dress code as such beyond suitable for mixed company. Relaxed to smart - whatever suits the occasion.
November 3, 2016|
Response from Sophie T |
Hi Ria, We would never rush you out don't worry, the kitchen closes for new orders at 10 but guests are welcome to stay as long as they wish. Kind regards Sophie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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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