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Kathton House

££££European, British,
6 High Street, Sturry, Canterbury CT2 0BD, England
+44 1227 719999
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
6 High Street, Sturry, Canterbury CT2 0BD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for lunch beautiful restaurant inside a house very smart cosy romantic Home made rolls warm setting lunch time great fresh food and service excellent Very French

Thank jane d
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening last night. The service was perfect, very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent - I had the fillet steak which was cooked just as I’d asked, not usually the case in most places so I often have fish instead! I’d thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to treat friends by booking Kathton as we have always had a fantastic meal here when we visit Canterbury. We didn't realise that it had changed hands & the new owner seemed friendly enough. The restaurant was very busy that evening & I...More

Thank Tracey B
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Firstly, i must apologise that Kathton House did not live up to the high levels of service you have come to expect, and we strive for, and can assure you this was out of the norm and was down to last minute staff shortages due...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid week evening meal just 2 tables but we still had a lovely time, the staff both young were extremely attentive and a pleasure to be served by, the food we felt as good as previous owners, we did feel you should put your own...More

Thank CSMBerkshire
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments about the food and service, these are much appreciated and we will pass these on to the staff. With regards to a refurbishment we are in agreement with your comments and this is already pencilled in for a future...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch with my wife, a friend and his wife to celebrate his birthday. It was our friends choice as they had been for an evening meal a couple of weeks earlier and wanted to go back to try the Sunday lunch. I...More

Thank Daniel G
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, it's always good to receive positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Kathton House. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food was good, but only good, we have had far better meals here previously. The staff were attentive, but they seemed rushed and therefore made you feel that you were being rushed to finish you meal. The food was good, but was...More

Thank Leocraig2169
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that your recent visit didn't live up to the high standards that we have a reputation for and can only apologise for this. The comments have been passed on to the team and will be taken on board to ensure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here to celebrate our anniversary for an evening meal. The minute we got there the staff were friendly and very attentive. The food was absolutely beautiful. Will definitely be revisiting. Strongly recommended Thanks again to all at Kathton house . See you again...More

Thank Ashley S
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review and comments, we will pass these on to staff. We are pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary with us at Kathton House and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the lunch here for my mums birthday. Wasn't as much wow factor as previous owners and thought it bizarre that you card machine Snt working.More

Thank jane f
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that Kathton House lacked the previous Wow factor you experienced and can only assume that this was caused by the transition to the new ownership during the first week but we have strived to maintain the very high standards previously...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit since new owners took over First the staff who were excellent very attentive and friendly Secondly the meal From the starter to the sweet excellent menu and well presented it really was a lovely evening Congratulations to the owners and...More

Thank Realmanofkent
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Kathton House and look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 13 May 2018

We have been using Kathton for special occasion evenings and lunches since they opened more than 10 years ago. But they never did Sunday Lunches. Now with the new management, today was their first go at Sunday opening and it was a real treat. We...More

Thank Ros G
Corina A, Owner at Kathton House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for the lovely review on our first Sunday opening and we are glad that you enjoyed you dining experience. We are pleased to say that Kathton House will continue to open on a Sunday and look forward to seeing you and hopefully many...More

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6 February 2018|
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Response from Janice L | Reviewed this property |
Park In the gun club, over the level crossing and up the hill approx 50 meters on the left. Give Kathton house a quick ring to make sure it’s still ok to park there, we have parked ther every time we have visited
25 October 2016|
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Response from Graham825 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I don't think it's the sort of place to take dogs.
30 August 2016|
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Response from IzzieTurner | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. There's 2 ways of getting in and all one level including the toilet so can't see why not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 High Street, Sturry, Canterbury CT2 0BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Sturry
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 719999
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