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“Not the worst place weve eaten”
Review of The Giant's Rest

The Giant's Rest
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: French, British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Not the worst place weve eaten”
Reviewed 25 April 2011

This Pub is in an excellent place for walking on Downs. The staff were very friendly.
The food though was rather patchy. We ate lunch and ordered a steak, burger, pie and Salad. Whilst the salad was excellent both the staek and burger tasted unpleasant and 'strong' so that neither could be eaten. They were replaced with no fuss at all.
However a later cofee and hot chocolate confirmed our reservations about the food- coffee served with 'whitener' and watery synthetic hot chocolate. When we asked for milk (in a pub with a full kitchen) we were advised none was available.
Poor show and what a pity.

  • Visited April 2011
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“Rabbit did not die in vain”
Reviewed 12 June 2010

Lunch for the second time at this pub proved how good their rabbit and bacon pie is, with other meals enjoyed by our friends equally imaginative and value for money. Set in a stunning valley leading to the South Downs, it would be so easy to serve standard British Microwave or Coq au Delivery Van - instead you get real, hot (!increasingly rare for England), properly made food brought smartly to you. This is a main entry also in the pretty reliable Good Pub Guide and it's not hard to see why.

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“Very good modern food.”
Reviewed 26 July 2008

Very good modern food.

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