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“Lovely lunch served heer”
Review of The Black Griffin

The Black Griffin
Ranked #113 of 372 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Black Griffin is known as "The pub with a personality"! The outside of the building is beautiful and inside it is cosy, warm and welcoming. The bar staff like to make sure everyone is enjoying there visit as well as enjoying themselves whilst at work. We have recently built heated seating which is perfect for when you are enjoying a warm, home cooked, hearty and delicious meal. The staff fit quirky things around the pub for entertainment and are sure to keep an eye out on how they can better every customers visit! Our restaurant menu is designed to suit those who would like to enjoy the log fire and have a warm filling meal or even those who just need a quick bite to eat! We have a range of food- succulent and thick steaks which have been purchased from our local butchers, to fish pies, sandwiches and nachos which are incredible with pulled pork! Our ratings on TripAdvisor have pleased all of us as we are one of the highest rated restaurants and night life places to go to! On a Monday evening from 9pm-11pm we have a different band that plays each week. Wednesday is our "Real Ale Club" day which means that you can have any ale for 50p less the whole day! Thursdays have become a big night for us too as we have many talented singers that come in and play between 9pm-11pm too. Our Fridays and Saturdays are always busy and buzzing- we are worth paying a visit! Every night of the week we have at least one deal but Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays we have lots! If you would like to see a few photos we are on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Click on any of these for photos. "Trust me you can dance" - Jack Daniels We hope you have a lovely visit and enjoy the rest of your day! Thank you for taking the time to look us up and hopefully see you soon! -BG Management
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch served heer”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here. The food was very tastefull. The service was very friendly. The surroundingd takes you back in time while the music wants to keep you in The present time.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Gerard V
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing food, service and warm atmosphere”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had the homemade burgers and they were amazing. Almost too much to eat but too good to waste!!! Will be returning very very soon :)

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank EmilyandFrosty
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cheap and affordable, but luxury every time.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Regularly attending open mic and music nights at the Black Griffin pub for over a year, I didn't realise that a variety of meals were available throughout the day. This all changed when I tried the lamb and herb burger on a sunny afternoon. It was incredible, with amazing hand-cooked chips and lovely coleslaw. It's cheap, friendly and one of the best in Canterbury for gastro-pub style food. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ben S
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A no brainer for pre-theatre meal.”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We often pop down to Canterbury from our home in Maidstone to take in a performance at the Marlowe Theatre. The Griffin is really close and the food so good that we don't bother looking elsewhere for a pre-theatre meal. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Michael G
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Tasty, good value pub grub”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Tried the food for the first time since the refurb, I had eaten here previously when it was the Hobgoblin.

The decor & atmosphere is a lot more suited to eating now and the pub itself was almost empty on the Wednesday afternoon that me and a mate decided to pop in.

The service was very good. Polite, prompt and without hitch.

The food itself was very good. Tasty, well priced, good portion size and arrived soon after ordering. I would certainly eat here again and would recommend the Tex Mex platter.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank MarkFromTheZoo
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