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County Restaurant at ABode

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High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
01227 766 266
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having booked afternoon tea at the Abode, on contacting them I had informed them that it was my daughters graduation. I had requested if it was possible for them to do some special in keeping with the occasion. I was informed that they would arrange this for me. On arrival we were seated by a very courteous young man. The... More 

1 Thank jane2311
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't entirely happy with our rooms so was wondering if eating in was a mistake, particularly as the menu on display in the lift was a little truncated. The options seemed few. However, we were booked, I was tired after driving so we stuck with the plan. It was really, really lovely. We had blow-torch quail; smoked eel: duck terrine... More 

Thank chavot1964
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a voucher for this restaurant by our daughter and have finally found time to use it. We found the staff very friendly and knowledgeable . We had a 3 course meal, the main course and dessert was very good but we both chose the same starter of duck livers which neither of us enjoyed as they were... More 

Thank kentishgirl53
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch at ABode surpassed all expectations. A Fathers Day lunch. Where we all ordered roast beef that came with homemade Yorkshire puddings, roast pirates and perfect cooked vegetable eaten the most delicious jus you could wish for, just heavenly. For dessert we ordered the ingenious combo of chocolate mousse salted caramel combined with an apricot center that balanced the sweetness... More 

Thank Kim C
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A lovely treat, we both had lobster and steak which was very nice. Service was attentive but not over the top. .

Thank Jax802
London, United Kingdom
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584 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Friday is fish and chips - half price for £5! The portion was a good size; the batter was crisp (although a little oily); the chips were light and fluffy; the service was efficient and friendly. A half pint of lager is only £2, as was a Diet Coke. A cappuccino was £3.25. So" with service, for three people the... More 

1 Thank Roland D
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I reserved the Wine Room (really lovely and bright) for a group of 20 to celebrate our marriage blessing after a recent wedding in Italy. I wanted somewhere special for my grandparents who hadnt attended our main wedding and this was the perfect choice. The staff were exceptional. Attentive, friendly, helpful. Absolutely without fault. The room was set up perfectly.... More 

Thank Italyfinder
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Sadly not a good lunch with friends on a Saturday to report. The service was poor with the food order being taken ahead of drinks...we had to ask if we could order some wine, I imagin the proprietor wincing over that! Anyway the main course a lamb dish was truly poor, 50% fat which was un rendered...yuk. Coffee order was... More 

Thank J J
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

from start to finish the setting,the staff, the quality and presentation of the food was fantastic. my husband had never tried fine dining before and now he says he loves it. We had a numerous amount of dishes all were superb. the restaurant was full and the staff did not faulter on any attention to detail nothing was not to... More 

Thank paulralph77
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Living so close to Canterbury we often visit here, it is a Gem among the Jossling crowd especially at Christmas, our favourite time to enter this friendly international venue, drinks at the bar to start, a most cosy intimate area, then to the Resturant for an exquisite selection, Lunch is a selection of several dishes where Dinner is A'la Carte,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $26
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 766 266
Paying homage to the hotel's extensive history, the restaurant takes its name from the original name established for the hotel in 1892.

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