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The Refectory Kitchen

16 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
+44 1227 638766
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
16 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place due to the great reviews. We did not pre book as we assumed it would not be busy around 10:30/11am. To our surprise, the place was packed. We were attended to immediately and offered a drink whilst we wait outside...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SimiVR14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a few times to grab a coffee and every time I vow not to return as the coffee is horrid. Upon complaining, I was told that the bits in it were because there was no crema...clearly they don’t know about coffee... An americano...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gemmie343
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't book, and we luckily got a table. We were served quickly and the place is very cute, and homely. The service was a little slow, but they were uber busy, so we didn't really mind. It's pretty pricey, but the quality of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paulo8000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about this place - it looked a bit too trendy (and healthy) for me but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic flavours

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 229suem229
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Very accommodating, lovely warm welcome and food was great especially the salad and the twice cooked chips served with my burger - all in all a very positive experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael201280
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a nice small cafe serving Teas,coffees and soft drinks . It does offer a limited menu of food particularly breakfast specialis. There is a small number of tables set on on the large pestrian payment but obviously not very welcoming in winter times....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Victor R
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We received a warm welcome and only had a very brief wait for a table in this busy restaurant. The staff were all very young but were darting around like busy bee,s and were well very organised. A good cross section of all ages as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TimeTraveler1st
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this morning with our teenage children. Lovely, fresh breakfast with lots of choice ranging from waffles to eggs florentine. Would highly recommend, great staff , great service and great food. Lovely atmosphere and it’s nice to eat in an independent establishment rather than...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Small cafe/restaurant with outside seating. A good varied menu whic offered lunch and a breakfast/brunch menu. Good friendly service and enough veggie options to give us a choice and not too pricey.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael E
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here on a visit to Canterbury and enjoyed a really good breakfast with excellent service! The young ladies serving went out of their way to help us when ordering something for take out also! A really great breakfast & lunch spot close...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jenh446
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joannah V
25 November 2017|
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Response from colum51 | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry I didn’t see this before . It’s a tight squeeze inside but they have both inside and outside tables( not great in winter I admit. It might be better to give them a call before you go. The staff are lovely and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 638766
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