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The Shakespeare Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
5 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 463252
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (63 reviews)
“sandwiches” (22 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I regularly visit The Shakespeare on a Sunday for lunch, I really enjoy the food, service and atmosphere. On this occasion, Sunday just gone, I was so disappointed I had friends visiting me and took them to The Shakespeare expecting the usual service. When we...More

Thank MayLevett
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to love The Shakespeare. Caseys was a Canterbury institution but when the Shakespeare took over there was hoped it would carry on that tradition. Sadly it hasn’t - and from the rest of the reviews you can see there’s been some major failings which...More

Thank Canterburyresident
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in today on the off chance for Sunday lunch. My daughter really liked the look for their Sunday roast but they only had one left. The waitress, who I assume was the manageress, mentioned there was only one left, but kindly agreed to...More

1  Thank Balks36
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Waited over 5 minutes to get served in the wine bar (place was empty) - went to the bath room - came back and waited another 2/3 minutes before looking round the bar and waving at the girl for approximately 20 seconds before she looked...More

Thank rjl362018
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Having severe allergies it is always good to find somewhere to eat which takes them seriously. We were served by Stuart, who took our order then went and spoke to the chef to ensure all was well, on returning he told us that a second...More

1  Thank Jaejae67
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Had the steak and ale pie and have to say it was delicious could of been more veg but all in all really tasty

Thank Barney1875
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I’m not quite sure what has happened here. I’ve been visiting the wine bar for years and always enjoyed the food, the wine, the staff and the ambiance. Perhaps it’s been taken over by accountants? Or people who know nothing about hospitality? The wine list...More

Thank Alcabe
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, rather small menu but food was very tasty and freshly prepared. Nice place for a beer or a little meal.

Thank lareina822017
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Dropped in for a light lunch with a lady friend on a cold, wet Thursday. The restaurant/pub is well situated between the main pedestrian area and the Cathedral. Outside seating, shaded. Inside, nicely laid out. Toilets up the stairs. The service was good, plenty of...More

Thank sebbs
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a perfect spot for a dinner on a sunny day, slightly out of the crowds way, seems like a good place for a quiet meal. We both took a Sunday roast - I chose beef and my boyfriend chicken. Portions were generous, food tasty...More

Thank AMK1988
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England (Formerly Casey's)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 463252
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