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Oscar & Bentleys

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups

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Oscar & Bentleys is an intimate bistro set in one of Canterbury's beautiful, historic buildings, with a modern art deco interior. We serve classic & inspired seasonal dishes. Quality is at the heart of everything we do - from our carefully selected suppliers to the finishing detail of our dishes. Everything is beautifully presented to give you, the diner, a wonderful experience. We have an interesting selection of vegetarian, gluten & dairy free options available at all times.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews fish and chips burger curry cakes sticky toffee pudding onion rings halloumi salad ice cream bread beef potatoes gluten free cross contamination off the menu vegetarian options wonderful food
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went there with friends. We had a groupon voucher two courses and a glass of wine. We were told we had to have a starter and could not swap for a desert (the lady said it was Groupons fault they were being very strict...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tinaullah
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my mum here for her Birthday meal, and I'm so glad I choose Oscar & Bentleys! The food was amazing, especially the bavette steak which I hadn't tried before. The waiter was attentive and made our experience enjoyable - I will be back and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rebeccavilday
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here after a very poor experience in The Shakespeare - What a difference! Welcomed and shown to a table, quick and efficient service, good food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ianlancaster000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on Groupon voucher which we explained to very nice lady on our arrival. Once we understood the format we went for the Prawn starter supplement and likewise on the main Bavette steak and Beef Bourguignon all were excellent and great value. Emily our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gerald L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this weekend and had a delicious meal with a Groupon voucher. However, we were disapointed to be presented with a bill for the chips which accompanied the dirty burger. Although the price of the burger and the chips was less than the maximum...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Steve A
40saraho, Owner at Oscar & Bentleys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Steve, We're so glad you enjoyed your meal. The Groupon voucher system has been quite confusing for many of us, unfortunately, it is in their Ts&Cs so we have to work within their parameters. We have actually stopped our partnership with Groupon because it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Canterbury alot recently and my friend and I found this little gem of a place one Sunday afternoon. The food is absolutely amazing. Freshly cooked and superbly tasty not one microwaved meal in sight ! Which unfortunately happens at most places....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sunshine627429
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took someone here after seeing the gluten free menu. Brilliant pleasant staff, nice décor & great food. Wish we weren't in such a rush. Great find - would definitely go back and recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were invited to lunch by friends who are both gluten free, we had not been to Oscar & Bentleys before. The Staff were friendly and very knowledgeable, obviously extremely conversant with the menu and any gluten free requirements. for arrived, warm, and punctually, we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AlistairMacFadyen
Reviewed 11 January 2019

What a lovely little place! The atmosphere was so cozy. I dined there solo after a conference, but it looks like a fantastic place to bring a date! The service was great, and so was the food. Great value for money. I had the fantastic...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dr_Rech-t-
Reviewed 11 January 2019

The first time I have visited a completely gluten free restaurant. I was spoilt for choice! Lovely staff, beautiful décor and gorgeous gluten free food. I had a posh fish finger buttie with beer battered fish and homemade tartar sauce. I will definitely be back...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank aglutenfreeguide2018
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30 January 2018|
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Response from gastronomicrebel | Property representative |
Hi Oscar & Bentleys is very dog friendly, although it is not a pub but a Bistro
Tanya B
21 November 2017|
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Response from 40saraho | Property representative |
Hello yes we are. We have high chairs, a big baby change table in the downstairs bathroom & a dedicated kids menu as they get older! You are welcome anytime. We do get busy so it might be worth booking if coming at busy... More
Amanda H
21 May 2017|
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Response from Sahara32 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's only a pre order and or deposit for larger parties. It's pretty much the same as anywhere in Canterbury for a main - burger £8 ish depending on what's added, to steak at £20 odd. There are light bites too and... More
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