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Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie

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89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
+44 1227 780749
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18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fitting way to end my Saturday evening after evensong at the Cathedral. I walked in and was accommodated. Thanks George.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What you see is what you get. The restaurant is all about fish and seafood, all good quality and fresh. Some items were too salty (octopus, side vegetables). Dover sole and skate fresh and meaty, no salt at all. No bread offered. Staff were really busy and looked stressed. 3 and a half stars.

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Lavenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was delicious and the staff were so lovely. We enjoyed everything we had and as for fish it was one of the best we have been in anywhere.

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CORVALLIS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Outstanding choice of fish starters and main courses. Dover sole was impeccably fresh and very well presented. Wine list very well chosen and friendly attentive service. This restaurant is an excellent choice perticularly for fish lovers.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy fish and you want a reasonably priced lunch in Canterbury then this place is well worth a visit. We decided to opt for the set lunch menu, £12 for 2 courses, £15 for 3. There are about five options on the menu for each course, along with a daily special main. We had the soup of the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service as usual!! Calarami squid to start and 2 lots of mussels with french fries..Large glass of house Merlot and Shiraz...Very drinkable! Mussels all you can eat on a Weds eve likewise half price lobster on a Thurs eve... Need to book for both!!..Exceptional cold Sancerre!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful meal and friendly helpful service. 2 of us had the all you can eat mussels and were able to try all the sauces yum!! Daughter said it was the best sea bass she has had. We liked it here so much that we returned for fish and chips lunch the next day and once again enjoyed superb... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 of us had an early supper before going to a Canterbury Festival concert. Between us we had shell on prawns, prawn cocktail and whitebait to start, and fish and chips (HUGE portion of cod), mussels in leek and cider broth, fish pie, and grilled (?) salmon. No puds. Good value.

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Thank ESB-UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious , Dover sole cooked to perfection , oysters delicious , the chocolate fondant with peanut butyl and ice cream my wife said was to die for .

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Chapmans with my family to celebrate my 70th birthdays. Everyone,including the two children, said what a very enjoyable evening it was. The meals, we all had a selection off the menu. I had the Fruits de Mar plater, I think that's what its called, was terrific. Only one tiny gripe, getting towards the end of the meal everything was... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 52
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?