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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
441227470011
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come to Canteen most days, their hot food specials for the day are always vegan. They normally consist of a curry or a chilli. Their hummus and falafel flatbread is always a good vegan option. They also often have vegan cookies available. Overall a lovely place to eat lunch and near Canterbury Cathedral.

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Thank sophiemcp
Management response:

Thanks for your lovely review! We try to cater for all tastes and diets at Canteen be they veggie, vegan, gluten free, low sugar, lactose free, healthy or not so healthy (cream teas with our homemade scones are amazing!) More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is LIT. Lots of vegan options, even if they are the cliche options like falafel. But the falafel is bangin 💥 and they did vegan milkshakes too including chocolate flavour so they have their priorities right 🍫 a nice place 🔥

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Thank Milbert G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little lunch place right by the cathedral in the pretty part of town. Not expensive and good quality ingredients. I had the special of the day toaster which was a delicious flatbread with humus, sundries toms, spinach and pesto... all delicious. We'll be back :)

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Thank kateatlancaster
Patras, Greece
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff, we had an amazing tea, great cakes ( we order peanut cake) and 100% value for money. Everything was looking good there.

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Thank bunuel2016
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times and staff and food never disappoints. Today went mad and had a chorizo wrap and wow it was much more than a quick snack. Great place to eat and not just for veggies ! Well done will be back soon .

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Thank Ian S
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can be sure that if you go for lunch to the Canteen you will have a very delicious meal. It is also very cosy and friendly environment, with lovely staff that will make sure that everything is ok all the time.

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Thank Iulia M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Called in for a coffee on a damp Wednesday lunchtime. Menu looked fabulous. Coffee was really good and whole venue is quirky. Much better than going to a big chain for a coffee. There is lots of choice in Canterbury and we are happy we made the right one.

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Thank Rovingrabbits
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I recently visited Canteen for breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. When our breakfast came, we were both a bit shocked (to say the least). Firstly, the bacon was a weird browny/yellow/green colour, indicating that it had been frozen and not properly defrosted. The scrambled 'eggs' consisted of about 3/4 milk and 1/4 egg. And the toast... More 

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Thank NaomiC654
Management response:

Apologies for your bad experience. We take food safety very seriously and have a 5 Star (the highest rating) from the Council. We always cook our bacon from fresh NEVER FROZEN - so I know you are mistaken on that issue. Apologies the eggs were not to your taste. I have spoken to the member of staff responsible and will... More 

Pontedera, Italy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had never been here before. What a shame!!! Since I often come to Canterbury, I started following restaurants, cafès and pubs on Instagram. Canteen particularly caught my attention! The photos of the plates looked so inviting that I had to taste them personally!! The food is really gorgeous, well-finished, and characteristic. The place is clean, nice, with a very... More 

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Thank LaraPontedera
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017

First visited canteen in September last year for lunch with a friend. We ate in upstairs and the food was very good, service was friendly and quick enough and atmosphere was nice and chilled. Nice views from upstairs seating. I have visited a few times since for lunches on the run but have found that this has taken rather longer... More 

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Thank Madi N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 8
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 441227470011
Description
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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