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Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie

89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
+44 1227 780749
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (119 reviews)
“mussels” (88 reviews)
“dover sole” (29 reviews)
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89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
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1 - 10 of 739 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I travel a lot locally for work and internationally for pleasure and this place was one of the best restaurants ever! I was served by 3 different members of staff and felt like at home. Also, the seafood is really nice; I had mussels and...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for evening meal with my wife and daughter. Staff very friendly and knowledgable about menu. Food was excellent, would certainly go again and I am not usually a big fish eater.

Thank 129Moira
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a pescatarian I only eat fish and veg - this was a perfect find! Loved it! I would definitely go back, the fish pie was so lovely and so was the service. Nice setting! Thanks xx

Thank PeachyAndre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Chapman's prior to going to the theatre. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was excellent and was served quickly but without being rushed. Thoroughly recommended..

Thank David K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I picked this place to celebrate our wedding's anniversary and it was a lucky choice indeed. We were given a table on the upper floor in a little secluded corner which I found quite romantic. We both had a two-course meal with...More

Thank vienna_myCapital
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food , price about right, fish fantastic,Wine for one a little pricey,could do with a cheaper house wine, feel a little rushed throughout meal, very busy.

Thank Fred R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at The Hotel opposite we decided to try this out on a damp Monday evening. We arrived just after 7 and by 8 they were having to turn away customers as they were so busy. The food and service was exceptional. The menu had...More

1  Thank Mandy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a seafood platter with bread,but we didn't need the bread.There was plenty for two.service was good.My only conplaint I have.we couldn't eat the whelks as they were rubbery.Everything was very good.i would go again.we have been before,so was our second vist

1  Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was disappointed with service level and food quality. For better seafood should visit seaside places in Whitstable or Margate.

1  Thank Vahid S
Amy T, Manager at Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Disappointed to hear we didn't meet your expectations:

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Chapmans twice now, both times with my dad as he really likes fish. The fish is good (the whitebait was excellent) but the sides are very basic. Overall the food is very nice but not exceptional. No complaints from me or my...More

1  Thank Mrose74
Amy T, Manager at Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have found it both interesting and useful. I was actually the person serving you that evening and can only apologise for the lack of service you felt you received. We pride ourselves in...More

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14 October 2017|
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Response from Mrose74 | Reviewed this property |
Don't quote me on it but almost certainly. The fish is available plain grilled and come with veggies. Easy to avoid gluten here
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 54
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 780749
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Nestled in the picturesque area of St Dunstans, Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie offers a fresh, honest selection of the region's finest catches. Optimising freshness and sustainability, Chapman's is the only restaurant owned by the fish wholesalers. In the bright, crisp dining room filled with whitewashed surfaces and solid beams, favourite delicacies include lobster, crab, mussels and oysters. One of the few independent restaurants in Canterbury.
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