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5-7 Canterbury Lane, Canterbury CT1 2HL, England
+44 1227 765506
07:00 - 16:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old fashioned and traditional place. Like going back in time to my childhood . Service was nice and friendly and the food simple . Can't go wrong here really ! Would go again .

Thank Dave K
Oviedo, Florida
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342 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a tour that included a stop in Canterbury to visit the Canterbury Cathedral. Our tour operator suggested giving Paneli's a try for lunch if we were interested in a homemade style lunch. She called ahead and let them know how many from our group would be coming so they could prepare for our visit. As soon as... More 

Thank ssy24
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often pop here for lunch or just a cuppa when we visit Canterbury. It is old fashioned inside but that doesn't detract from good food, friendly staff and very good value for money.

Thank bkent
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We gave Panteli's a window of 11/2. hours for lunch, from 1-30 til 3-00p.m. The meal was ready on arrival, the food was great, the price was right and the service was spot on. We opted for a 3 course fish and chips lunch which was beautiful. HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED.

1 Thank sidjudd2016
Ashford,United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We have frequented Pantelis for 13 years. Very good food,good service. Extensive menu. Able to chop and change. Staff are lovely. Always give.......11 out of 10.....

Thank davidsmithremote
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I have walked past this place so many times but never been in so today I thought I would give it a go and I wasn't disappointed. It is old fashioned - you order at a counter and once the food is done they have a tannot system and you go back up to collect it - but it works.... More 

Thank tabbytoes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

A well run place ALL members of staff were happy and very helpful the food is exactly how mamma would do it excellent food and definitely coming back . One very happy lady !

Thank Katrina M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Went to pantelis on Saturday with sons friends and was surprised by this restaurant it look old fashioned and it was but it offered really good food and good prices. We all said it was like eating at home when your mum cooks, traditional food and freshly cook in front of you. It was very relaxed and very quick as... More 

Thank antfoodlover
Millington, Tennessee
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

This place is popular with the locals which is always a good sign. Don't be put off by the restaurant's modest appearance. I had a much better than average fish and chips meal at a reasonable price. The place is very clean and the service is quick and friendly. You place your order at the counter and when the food... More 

1 Thank evanselisabeth
Manchester, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Don't be fooled by the greasy spoon style look, it hides quality food and service. It's old fashioned how its run, with a tannoy system to tell you when your food is ready but this adds to the chilled atmosphere of this place. The owners are really friendly and the food is second to none with classics like a full... More 

1 Thank Jonny B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Canterbury Lane, Canterbury CT1 2HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 765506

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?