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County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury

30-33 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RX

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Main course: £19
Food spend: £40
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 17:30 - 21:30
Friday & Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:00.

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Excellent food and service. All staff extremely professional

Gary Armstrong 05 December 2016
from Sittingbourne

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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.

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.

County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury

30-33 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RX

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Customer reviews for County Restaurant at ABode Canterbury

4.5 (((() (based on 80 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (45)
  • luxury (43)
  • dinner (33)
  • business (31)
  • lunch (25)
  • large parties (17)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • private dining (11)
  • value (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • entertainment (8)
  • trendy (7)
  • breakfast (4)
  • al fresco (1)
  • views (1)
  • (**** 9 October 2017 by Caroline Hopkins from Canterbury

    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!

  • ((((* 7 April 2017 by Paul Rigg from Ashford

    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.

  • ((*** 28 March 2017 by Dirk Wickenden from Maidstone

    The waiting staff were lovely, the scones were rather hard baked but okay inside. What let the experience down was the attempt to charge me far beyond what I was told over the phone and seen costing on the website. I was told £19.95 per person (x 3) and I received a phone call asking for £10 deposit per person as it was Mothers Day. No problem there. But when it came to pay after our afternoon tea, I was given a bill of almost £15 more than it should have been, PLUS a 10% service charge. So I complained and the second receipt was even more, over £20 more but less 10%. So I understandably was a bit irate. The THIRD bill was correct. We then gave the waiter a tip in cash, so the establishment didn't get it themselves - we hope. So because of the attempted rip off, I will not be returning to this place!

  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Christine Thorne from Eastleigh

    I had delicious food including two complementary starters. The service is rather slow.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Milan Thapa-chhetri from Canterbury

    Good location easy to access, nice atmosphere, good coffee, and fine selection of cakes.

  • (((** 17 January 2017 by Sophie from Ashford

    The food was lovely but the service was awful. We waited ages to be seen and then had to find staff every time we wanted something else.

  • ((((* 22 December 2016 by Kevin Cornfoot from Herne Bay

    We dined on a Wagyu steak experience and the food was excellently prepared and of high quality ingredients.
    The waiting service was very good and attentive pouring wine when required without our having to ask, we were not hurried nor kept waiting.
    The ambience is good although there were only 2 other tables with diners which meant a lack of atmosphere
    The decoration in some areas need some attention.
    We had our wedding reception here 35 years ago and seen many changes and improvements over the years, however our last visit was better than this experience

  • ((((* 21 December 2016 by John Tyrrell from Canterbury

    Overall good, but it seems we arrived (1900 on a Tuesday evening) at a busy time as it took 20 or so minutes to be served our aperitif!
    One other slight issue was I asked if my steak could be served with a grilled tomato or two, (granted, not on the sides options of the menu) only to be told 'we have run out of tomatoes
    Just didn't seem to run true to me!!
    Steak was nice thou!!

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Gary Armstrong from Sittingbourne

    Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Excellent food and service. All staff extremely professional

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Claire Kubilius from London

    Classic afternoon tea, with fizz. Good service, loved the pianist, all very relaxed.

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