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8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 464300
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typical Morrocan food served in comfortable surroundings. Possibly a bit close to other diners but this added to the friendly atmosphere (providing of course you're comfortable with the adjacent diners ....) Very friendly and helpful staff

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Thank Della and Jules S
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It seems to be a little difficult to find somewhere to eat in Canterbury on a Monday night - but we were pleased to note that Cafe Mauresque was open for business. The restaurant is divided into two dining rooms - the main area being downstairs, while upstairs is a comfortable cafe-style area with low wooden chairs and Moorish decoration.... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked on their website 7.30pm on a Saturday night, we sat in the basement of the restaurant which was full up with a good atmosphere , good decor and good staff. We had tapas to start followed by Lamb Shank& Paella, all was delicious. The food with bottle of red 1 beer & a coke came to £83. Would recommend.

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Thank Trudi525
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dark moody Moroccan style setting. Low level carpet style seating reminiscent of the "casbah". Tagines delicious especially the lamb one. Kebabs also very tasty.The little tapas style starters are quite filling so don't order too many otherwise you won't want to finish the mains which means the deserts are then out of the equation. Nice for a cheap quick lunchtime... More 

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Thank John R
Surrey, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant had fantastic Moroccan furniture, lanterns and fretwork giving it a lovely atmosphere. Staff were helpful and efficient. The food was fine but lacked authenticity. The chicken tagine with preserved lemons lacked the depth of spicing and sweetness and came super hot and slightly overcooked. The fish sharing starter gave us a chance to try 6-7 different dishes which... More 

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Thank Gollumcouple
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really wonderful food and atmosphere. Great value. I'd go back in a flash. Beautiful Moroccan feel to it too.

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Thank hzlphillips
Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not be put off by the slightly dull exterior: this is - as their A-board says - a place for food lovers. The menu was inviting and we decided to go with a sharing platter followed by the highly recommended seafood paella. All the dishes were full of flavour and tasty. Service was relaxed and attentive. It was a... More 

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Thank Geoff C
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing fun night, great service, great food! The atmosphere made the difference and was very colourful and warm.

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Thank Jenna R
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just visited this lovely restaurant I can say with hand on heart it was truly a wonderful experience, excellent staff and a real pleasure to have met them and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

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Thank barryford29
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for lunch & dinner with friends & family. Friendly staff good food & wine. Well worth it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 27
Cuisine
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464300
Description
Cafe Mauresque is an atmospheric Andalucian/North African Oasis located in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury. A restaurant for food lovers!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?