County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury

(88 Reviews)
30-33 High Street, Canterbury, South East England, CT1 2RX
British, Afternoon Tea
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Nyetimber Afternoon Tea

This offer is available from May 17, 2021 until July 11, 2021, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes service.


Main course: £19
Food spend: £40

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Friday & Saturday 6.00pm - 9.30pm

Restaurant description

Hidden within the ancient city walls, County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury serves sumptuous modern European cuisine with a focus on quality, seasonal produce. It is a stylish street-level restaurant with a beautifully designed dining room.

Incorporating regional and seasonal produce, the County Restaurant menu includes roast partridge with braised chicory, marinated raisins and gewürztraminer sauce, and steamed brill with quinoa, braised ox cheek and red wine jus. County Restaurant at ABode also boasts an impressive and innovative dessert menu which features the peanut butter parfait with banana purée and caramelised banana sorbet.

Combining classic elegance with modern style, the plush neutral furniture and low lighting at ABode Canterbury create a vibrant yet chic ambience. Guests can also enjoy a decadent cocktail in the adjoining champagne bar, as well as afternoon tea consisting of elegant finger sandwiches and a selection of delicious cakes and scones. Choose fine teas from Newby London, or even add a glass of Champagne for a luxurious accompaniment.

In the city centre, County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury is near the majestic Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury Rail Station is just a 9-minute walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury
(based on 88 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (11)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (6)
  • business (32)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (39)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (26)
  • luxury (45)
  • private dining (12)
  • romantic (46)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (11)
  • views (1)
  • By Emma V from Maidstone
    9 November 2019

    Couldn’t fault anything

  • By Michael E from ASHFORD
    23 August 2019

    My wife and two friends were going to the Marlow in Canterbury. We frequently book a meal before the performance and have used Abode on more than one occasion. The food and the service was of a good standard and we all enjoyed the meal. The food arrived in a timely manner and we were able to finish in comfortable time to reach the Marlow before the start of the performance. All the staff were helpful and professional.

  • By Neil E from Herne Bay
    16 February 2019

    Had the Valentines tasting menu. The menu itself was great and full of the types of dish we would be happy to order. All of the dishes looked wonderful and tasted as good as they looked.

  • By Barry T from Herne
    24 December 2018

    Lovely meal and good service

  • By Debra S from HORNCHURCH
    13 October 2018

    We had a very lovey time dining at the County Restaurant. They even took notice of my comment from the booking that we were there for a birthday celebration. At the end of the night they gave the birthday person a lovely decorated plate of chocolate dessert with happy birthday written in chocolate sauce. A**

  • By David Shaffer S from Chicago
    7 July 2018


  • By Niel H from Canterbury
    11 March 2018

    We had an elderly mum with us and a child. Where we were seated was on very low chairs/sofa seat with 2 higher chairs which were too high for the low table! There was no room on the table for anything it was all so cramped and so much that some things were removed by the staff to fit what we had ordered for our afternoon tea. The coffee I had was just so strong and as I drink it black it was not nice at all. The cup of coffee was not even half filled so I asked for it to be filled which it was kindly by the staff. The order was taken of 3 without fish and 1 with fish. They had got confused and bought to us the fish the opposite to what we had asked for. The scones were like rock cakes and our mother did nothing but complain to us around 6-7 times but we were too embarrassed to complain. They were hard and over cooked we agreed with her. When you cut them through with a knife they all crumbled and brok so we were adding the jam and cream to little bits that had fallen out of the scone when cutting it. We were sat by not a very relaxing area where all the staff her walking by, near the reception area with a dull view of a corridor. This cost us £100 and it was a Mothers day Gift. So we were really quite disappointed to be fair.

  • By Christine T from Eastleigh
    21 January 2018

    Service was excellent. Food was delicious and I’ve never eaten such tender roast beef.

  • By Caroline H from Canterbury
    30 September 2017

    It was a total disappointment. The flavours were fabulous in both the starter and main, but my entire dinner took 7 mouthfuls to eat!! For the price it was a total joke! I have never seen such tiny portions in my life!

  • By Paul R from Ashford
    6 April 2017

    Service was very good; afternoon tea was filling, even if the serving seemed a little light on sandwiches at first. The restaurant was very accomodating of my pregnant vegetarian! Alternative hot drinks to tea were offered, as were drinks refills. They were also happy to let us take our remaining cakes away in a little box.

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County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury
30-33 High Street, Canterbury, South East England, CT1 2RX

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  • Nyetimber Afternoon Tea

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