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Reviewed 13 December 2023

During our 'mother and daughter weekend away' In Canterbury we had decided to have ‘proper’ fish and chips on the coast but the weather was so grim that it would have been very miserable going down to the sea. I did a quick search on...‘the best fish and chips in Canterbury’ and came up trumps with Oscar and Bentley; it certainly was the best we’ve had for a long time! Beautifully light crispy batter and fluffy fat chips with garlic peas (wow!), in a pretty little bistro with attentive staff. It definitely got our vote!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Each year we go on christmas shopping to Canterbury and we always have troubles finding a good place to eat because my wife is allergic to many things. We need to search no more. This place is absolut perfect cause they are so aware of...allergies and the staff helps you in choosing from the menu. Even when you aren't allergic you can enjoy a good diversified menu, prepared with love and with local ingredients. The service is good, the food is excellent and the setting is great. It's really a cosy little place where you can ejoy delicious food and relaxing a bit from the busy shopping. Even vegans/vegetarians can be satisfied here. Next year we'll come again to this place!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

If there would be 6 stars, we would give! We found this place on our long weekend at Canterbury based on an online collection of gluten free places. What a relief to not stress about cross contamination! We came with a good hot fish &...chips in mind, which I'm sure is great, but we ended up eating chicken katsu curry we haven't seen any places since becoming gluten intolerant! The lady welcoming us was extremely lovely, leaving us to ourselves to select and to enjoy the delicious food. I had the chicken katsu burger and my husband tried the chicken katsu curry. Both were finger licking delicious and left us only with the dilemma which amazing dessert we should leave with! Would love to come back so in the summer when we plan to come back we will revisit this place to try more of these gorgeous dishes!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

I booked dinner here recently for myself and a couple of friends after evensong at the Cathedral. Such a lovely, cosy place. The staff were absolutely brilliant and tolerated my fussiness and questions so well (I'm a vegan who doesn't like mushroom or aubergines). They...were able to customise a dish to accommodate my needs and my friend, who is gluten- and dairy-intolerant, was thrilled with how much choice the menu offered her-- something she is not at all used to with most restaurants. She was visiting the area and her experience at Oscar & Bentley's really lifted the whole trip-- it was so nice to see her at ease and not stressed out over the food. All of the food and drink was excellent and I cannot fault the service. The menu was full of local produce. Excellent choice of cocktails & mocktails. The building is beautiful inside and out. The location is great, very close to most main attractions. I could go on! Very highly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

I've always loved Oscar and Bentley's because their menu is entirely gluten free. I also have other allergies and felt that it was a safe place for me to dine out. Whilst I've never had any problems here in the past and the staff have...been knowledgeable on additional allergies, however, this could not be said for my experience recently. I ordered my lunch, and then informed the waitress of my chili allergy, which she wrote down on her notepad. I can only assume that she just wrote 'chili' and nothing else down and so with a miscommunication between her and the kitchen chefs, my meal ended up covered in chili oil. Having tried the meal and realizing I had just consumed chili, I called the waitress over to confirm with the kitchen what was on my meal. She came back and said it was a hot chili oil. I looked at her to say I just told you I was allergic to chili and she wiped the plate away from me. I then had to sit as my colleague ate her lunch and I was left panicking and taking an antihistamine. There was no apology from the young waitress at all. If you are going to advertise as an establishment that caters for allergies, there needs to be serious training and communication to all staff and it be taken seriously. I would hate to think what would happen to people with more severe allergies/epi-pens. I was given a voucher as an apology from the floor manager but I feel unsafe and sad to return. Mistakes happen, yes, but when you are playing with someone's life it becomes more of an issue.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sarah Wren, Owner at Oscar & Bentleys, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2023

I simply do not agree with your review. 1. We do not & have never had chili oil in the building 2. You were asked if you were ok with paprika oil, which is made from red peppers rather than chili peppers and you said...More

Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

Can’t believe that gluten free food can taste so “normal” - in fact, even better. Had just 2 courses - one was a light lunch & I was really full! Imaginative & delicious menu. Fabulous moctails too! Can’t wait to return & try other dishes.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

We had a lovely lunch at this restaurant. It was totally gluten free and took away all the worry of eating out and cross contamination. Although only one of us was gluten free we both enjoyed the food and went back a second time during...our stay in Canterbury.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Picked this based on the reviews...... Tried to book for 6.30pm as we had booked a walking tour at 8pm but they said we would be better coming at 7pm as we would be served the meals within 20 minutes. Eventually got the meal just...before 7.50pm. We had drank our drinks way before that but we were not offered anymore neither could we get anyone's attention to get another drink. The food was awful the katsu chicken had a rock hard unbreakable crust the chicken was chewy and it was completely tasteless. My husband had dirty burger which was so hard he struggled to bite it the meal was cold and tasteless. I went to the counter to pay as we needed to leave he asked how was the meal I told him it was awful and elaborated as to why he said oh sorry and presented me with the card machine definitely don't recommend The menu was also very limited. The place was small and the tables were uncomfortably cramped togetherMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

I took my wife here in July 2023 for our wedding anniversary, the service was perfect, attentive, but not bothersome, the food arrived promptly - which was great as it was prepared from fresh, it tasted fantastic. We had a starter, main and dessert as...well as some drinks. Will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

100% gluten-free - such a rarity! We had lovely lunch (burgers) and dinner (salmon and chicken katsu) with tasty mocktails. Reasonably priced and very friendly staff. Service was a bit slow but at least the food was cooked from scratch, not reheated. I especially enjoyed...the warm almond frangipane (they even shared the recipe when I inquired about it) with ice cream. Would definitely eat there again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Amazing location been to Canterbury so many times this is a hidden diamond the food was excellent had a little wait but stunning the staff where amazing my partner enjoyed the hot chocolate little expensive but worth it

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

On Wednesday lunchtime the service was slow and the food poor and inadequate. The salad with feta cheese did not have feta which we were told had run out only after long wait and only when I prompted an alternative were 3 pieces of halloumi...provided with a poor salad. My partner had Kentish hash which had nothing to it apart from the optional extra of bacon. Service was added automatically to bill. We needed to go to another cafe for an adequate lunch The staff were a woman and several young girls. All seemed overwhelmed. I was surprised to read good reviews. Our experience was awful.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Coeliac heaven! Oscar & Bailey’s is completely gluten free. Starters, mains, puddings, we coeliacs can safely choose anything. I had the best fish & chips I can remember - such light & crispy batter, even to the last mouthful; perfectly cooked chips; home made tartare...sauce. Delicious. Not just gluten free but tasty, beautifully prepared, carefully presented and all served with a smile.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Visited today 14/07/2023 Food was relatively ok, starter of halloumi came with added plastic to be told it’s ok and not poisonous wasn’t really the answer we were expecting. Mains arrived steak was well cooked however swimming in butter the no onion rings were over...cooked and lacking onion. The mayonnaise from stokes was exceptional and definitely stole the show. Service was extremely poor and the staff lacked any form of charisma or personality. Atmosphere was like eating your not very nice food in a morgue.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Welcoming staff, very pleasant and attentive. Food was very nice. The calamari had a kick of heat but i did enjoy them. Also the prawns was very nice too. We had the egg on crushed new potatoes and that was a modest portion but tasted...lovely. This easily steered us towards the sweets, and tasty crumble with a scoop of ice cream in a compact bowl. Walked out feeling content but not heavy in tummy which enabled us to continue our days visit nicely. I would find it hard to find anything negative to say about this place. But if i’m pushed too then perhaps some may find the service charge on the bill to be a little cheeky, i was ready to tip close to the service charge on the bill. This in my opinion was not an issue worthy of mentioning at the time but some may say otherwise. To conclude, i’d go back if i was in the area again because I’ll know i’m getting some nice tasty food with a good few vegan options to boot.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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