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Cafe Mauresque

8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 464300
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (237 reviews)
“tagine” (94 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place looks tiny from outside but opens up as you go down the stairs, a lovely cosmopolitan atmosphere, with fantastic food I’d recommend the paella

1  Thank Louise H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch on Saturday... ... Saturday... Canterbury. We were expecting it to busy... The fact it wasn't should have sounded alarm bells. We were seated downstairs... The bench seating fabric is frayed and torn in numerous places. No problem... If the foods...More

Thank SiriusB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, despite being busy. The chicken tagine was very tasty, plenty of spices. We had a starter which was for 2 people, however it was large enough for four. It’s not particularly cheap but good value for the money.

Thank Startravellors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say food was excellent, service very friendly and great viby atmosphere and despite being so busy on a Saturday night I couldn’t fault it.

Thank pointus16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had several very good meals here in the past, my husband and I booked a table at Cafe Mauresque for dinner last night. Despite the lovely atmosphere of the restaurant, the meal itself was not up to the standards we remembered. The food was...More

1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite atmospheric decor downstairs, typically moorish style. Food was excellent as was the service. Our whole party enjoyed everything and look forward to going back soon

2  Thank W12lad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having traveled around Morocco I think I can safely say I know Moroccan cuisine, and this place does it justice in spades. The restaurant itself appears to be set over 3 (possibly 4?) floors in what was at one time probably someone’s home. The decor...More

1  Thank Geemcee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful hidden gem. Great people, amazing decor and awesome food ! I wish it was closer to home. Even if you think you don’t like this type of good, believe me, you will ! Highly recommended !

1  Thank Sebastian A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lamb tangine was the best meal I had in southern England. The location is close to the cathedral. The interior is nicely designed. Very good food and service.

1  Thank Carmen M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was once one of my favourite restaurants. I have had countless beautiful meals here. This is why my hubby and I stopped for lunch whilst in Canterbury, hoping for a reaonable lunch from the lunch menu. My favourite chikcen brochette was really dreadful. There...More

2  Thank SozzyBear
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28 November 2017|
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28 November 2017|
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20 April 2017|
Response from Mauresque | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid we do not serve churros with chocolate sauce. But we serve delicious 70% dark chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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