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The Olive Grove

12 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
+44 1227 764388
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (54 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Pizza, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant for a late lunch before a visit to the theatre. It’s was bitterly cold outside so it was great to receive a warm welcome. My wife had been to the restaurant before so had an understanding of the menu. Half of...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is very basic food. The ravioli was not homemade but shop bought and powdery and the feta starter was very poor. You could make better food at home or go to one of Canterburys many better establishments like cafe des amis or cafe des...More

Thank Pandy a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy Mediterranean touch must visit when in Canterbury. Service was excellent so was the food

1  Thank Leila M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious lunch with my friends here earlier this week. Service was fast and friendly, and all well priced. The shish tawuk is the best item on the menu.

2  Thank benbrians123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my girlfriend and some friends for lunch On Friday. We sat upstairs and were treated like family. The manager served us, and the food was a delight. I had the shish taouk which tasted authentic and flavourful and the others had a...More

2  Thank Alyalyalyaly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considering we had to wait a bit longer than expected for our super. But a kind service and a very delicious meal !!! We enjoyed it.

3  Thank Saarlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here tonight for a birthday dinner. No table reservation bit were seated quickly when we arrived. Lovely waiting staff. Food was outstanding. You can choose from Italian/Lebanese/Moroccan. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday some of the mains are buy on get one free!!! We had 2...More

3  Thank Michelle m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very very tasty, good service. I deffinetly advice everyone to have a meal here. In one word SUPERRRRRRR

2  Thank Ramil A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from the fact that the owner compared our savage survival with a macdonnalds dinner, very cozy place and very good Lebanese shawarma !!

2  Thank JackRosman4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food good prices reasonable nice dining room upstairs. Wide menu choice. Staff a little more training needed took longer than necessary for drinks and food to arrive. Staff didnt seem to know what food had to go where. Good apart from that

1  Thank Rachael S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 764388
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