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The Old Buttermarket

39 Burgate, Canterbury, CT1 2HW +44 1227319836

((()* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30

They did not know we'd booked

Barbara Gurney 29 February 2016
from Canterbury

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A historic Canterbury site dating back over 500 years, The Old Buttermarket is a traditional British pub and restaurant from iconic pub fleet Nicholson’s. Formerly connected to Canterbury Cathedral by a network of underground tunnels, The Old Buttermarket a proud sponsor of the 2013 Great British Beer Festival.

Hearty gastro-pub options on The Old Buttermarket menu feature juicy hand-pressed burgers, comforting puff-pastry pies and signature fish and chips. There’s also an inventive mushroom, spinach, brie and cranberry vegetarian wellington and a nutritious chicken and bacon salad, while desserts feature the delectable Nicholson’s pale ale chocolate brownie cake, served with gooey toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream.

Award-winning cask beers at The Old Buttermarket in Canterbury feature frequently-changing guest ales, as well as carefully-selected wines and fine malt whiskies. Alongside a laidback bar area, there’s an elegant dining room, characterised by polished wooden floors and vintage British artwork.

The Old Buttermarket is tucked away from Canterbury’s bustling Lower Bridge Street, by the Canterbury Roman Museum.

The Old Buttermarket

39 Burgate, Canterbury, CT1 2HW

Contact +44 1227462170
Reservations +44 1227319836

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Customer reviews for The Old Buttermarket

3.6 ((()* (based on 5 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • business (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • (((** by from Bedford

    Firstly, booking a table through this site does not work! They say their system does not connect... So we weren't booked in.
    Very friendly staff, for our party the food ranged from good to excellent. The chips were fab! I had grilled chicken burger which was very watery and a bit tasteless,everyone else said the various other burgers were great.
    The toilets were pretty grubby and I think it is only the loo that gets the clean. The doors and handles were disgusting....
    I would go again but not my first choice.....

  • ((((* by from Canterbury

    They did not know we'd booked

  • ((((( by from Gravesend

    All the food was excellent. We had a starter and two dishes plus the drinks for £42. Highly recommended.

  • (((** by from Dover

    Food very good although waited a while for it

  • (((** by from Maldon

    Very friendly, good food but had to wait nearly an hour for food as only one chef working. Had to ask how much longer food would be. There was no communication as to how long we would have to wait.

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