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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
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and food stunning as usual. Looooove this place, one of our favourite places to eat. The menu is stunning....perfect for seafood & fish lovers. Advise booking in advance at the weekends as is so unsuprisingly popular. Nothing is too much bother for the staff. Id give it 11 out of 10

Thank Shelbythomas
New Romney, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Seafood Rondue for two using a Groupon coupon at this excellent restaurant. The Rondue a cook yourself griddle meal featuring various cuts of fish which when we dined had Salmon, Hake, Prawns, Scallops and one other fish that I cannot in truth remember. The freshness and the subtle taste of the fish shined through. The meal came... More 

Thank Brian P
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Laid back local family fish restaurant. Great oysters, shooters, fish pie, fresh sea bass and specials. We always go for a treat with a bottle of Chapeldown bubbly or flint dry. Not the cheapest wine but worth it occasionally. Overall, book, expect better food than intimacy, good service and quality. Very reasonably price. Go back again!

Thank Neil S W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked very early in the year as recommended by a friend. Great menu choice considering so close to Christmas. Service brilliant. Recommend the specials, fish pie and lobster. Portions more than adequate. Child friendly too.

Thank joellen71
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a family lunch from the lunch menu, food was very nice, very reasonably priced and excellent service.

Thank Colin S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a birthday lunch with my family and they couldn't have been friendlier. Great for kids as they had an excellent children's menu and had books for them to colour in, which was great for my youngest. The lunch time menu was superb quality and exceptionally good value. I highly recommend it and will definitely back.

Thank Ollie T
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All fish restaurant just outside the city centre past the Westgate. Weekday and Saturday lunch with three courses for £15. All our food was tasty and well presented and service was friendly. Hard to fault.

Thank Col07
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing value, amazing food and amazing staff. Welcomed with a big smile and this stayed throughout our evening. We had oysters, 8 king prawns for £7.50, lobster Thermidor, lemon sole and a lovely bottle of wine, all for £65. One of the best restaurants I've been too and would definitely return again! Thank you!

Thank hollemc
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We visited whilst on a Christmas shopping trip. I had already done some research on restaurants in Canterbury and this one featured I think in the top ten. My husband loves seafood so we decided to give it a try. We arrived on a quiet Tuesday night and were not disappointed. Starters were good value for money and thai fish... More 

Thank Leh123
Katwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had the 2 course menu, for starters I had 4 oysters, very tasty and fresh. My son had the salmon, also perfect. Then we had fish&chips, FANTASTIC. The quality of the food was excellent for the price. Next time in Canterbury I will try the other fish on the menu.

Thank acdourlein

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 50
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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
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?