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Cafe du Soleil

4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
+44 1227 479999
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Extremely overpriced. Definitely NOT Italian. Very loud as well-It’s frequently populated by groups (e.g. corporate socials). Good cocktails I guess.

Thank Wissia F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had some great food which was really tasty and plentiful. The staff were lovely. The only downside were certain guests. I don't mind anyone having a good time, but we all want to, rather than them enjoying themselves selfishly and the rest of us suffering....More

Thank John V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited this place on a lovely warm spring evening. The arrival greeting was nice and made us feel welcome. Once seated we enjoyed a buzzing ambience of happy diners. The food was fresh and very enjoyable with the fillet steak being the star of...More

Thank Paulg6565
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some restaurants can by luck pull off a good night, however Café Du Soleil have consistently produced a great night every time I visit. The ambience is great, the food is great value for money and the staff are very friendly. If you are looking...More

Thank jamesharris2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my mum for her birthday and we were very pleased. We went on a bank holiday and it was quite busy so would recommend booking. The staff were very friendly and helpful with the menu/wine list. Good food and a good selection on the...More

Thank cdbiuys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food. All tasty and decent portion size.. caters for vegans. Loved the desserts!! Good service. Price ok.

Thank james987123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked by e mail, straight forward. Family meal, sons birthday. He lives in the area so suggested the venue. Really tasty food, enjoyed the spring roll starter and pork with crackling main course, very nice indeed. Excellent surroundings and pleasant staff. Would return.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held our wedding reception here on Friday 13th April and it was wonderful. The staff were efficient and very friendly and helpful. We had the private room upstairs and it is beautifully presented and perfect for a small wedding. The food was delicious and...More

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite having booked online several weeks in advance and having mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday we were shown to a cramped table squashed between the entrance and the bar. This did not get the evening off to a good start! However, the staff...More

Thank LJS60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went early on a Sunday evening. Had a wonderful meal after a busy day. Staff very welcoming and efficient. We 3 had set menu of risotto etc. We wish we lived nearer to go back often! Worth going to Canterbury for and we will if...More

Thank Doreen W
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Questions & Answers
20 March 2018|
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Response from kevwedge | Reviewed this property |
There is payable Council parking directly outside, although it is not a large car park.
22 February 2018|
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Response from David L |
No dress code as such beyond suitable for mixed company. Relaxed to smart - whatever suits the occasion.
4 November 2016|
Response from Sophie T |
Hi Ria, We would never rush you out don't worry, the kitchen closes for new orders at 10 but guests are welcome to stay as long as they wish. Kind regards Sophie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 479999
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Cafe du Soleil is situated beside the river Stour in Canterbury occupying a former 18th century wool store and is accessed by its own bridge over the river. The building was restored with a grant from English Heritage and showcases the extensive use of reclaimed building material from the 14C city wall. Our cuisine draws influence from Provence in southern France, and from Italy, to create a modern Mediterranean cuisine. The menu changes with the seasons, and much of our food is cooked in our wood burning oven, fed with locally sourced wood from managed forest.
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