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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” (220 reviews)
“tagine” (148 reviews)
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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

The restaurant is cozy, beautiful, inviting, while staff are welcoming. Most importantly the food is fabulous. A little bit pricier than other restaurants nearby, but not by much...and the food is by far much better, so we’ll worth it! It’s worthwhile to make a booking,...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were enticed into the cafe by the roaring fire and cosy atmosphere. We were very early on a Saturday night in November but we were made very welcome. Our Waitrose from Hungary was very friendly and explained the menu to us. The Moroccan food...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our previous two visits had been excellent, but this latest one fell well short of expectations. Service was mixed, with a very good server not matched by a colleague. Meze starters were not a patch on previous tastes or presentation. We left the restaurant not...More

3  Thank richard s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feedback from a loyal customer for past (almost) 10 years. Still loving the lamb tagine and the royal couscous. Great deco and great service. One of the best places in Canterbury for diner with friends.

1  Thank canterbury98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold Saturday evening in Canterbury when we arrived at the restaurant, but the welcoming from within was warm and friendly. It was on the recommendation of a friend who had been previously and we were not disappointed. The food together with a bottle of red...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Canterbury for a short visit and had planned to visit Cafe Mauresque after looking at their offer online. It met our expectations, and the vegan lunch menu was fine. We tried the platter with some extra flatbreads, and it was enough food...More

Thank Fritzx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent time in Morocco last year and eating in a lovely little restaurant in the centre of the bazaar in Tetuan I wasn’t expecting much authenticity in the centre of Canterbury! How pleasantly surprised I was. The decor inside (outside you wouldn’t know) is...More

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not been in Canterbury for a while. Stopped at Cafe Mauresque for a family dinner which was great. It was busy and although stretched the staff were very friendly and efficient. We had a selection of the tapas to share as well as a main,...More

Thank stevejones12017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 10 people for a birthday.. was told we would only have a set amount of time in the restaurant due to other bookings and so was talked into an earlier booking than we originally wanted (6pm) to try and avoid this...More

5  Thank Sam G
Mauresque, General Manager at Cafe Mauresque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sam, The whole team here are very sorry to read your review and feelings about the evening, we are a small and caring team who focus on great and friendly service and we do our up most to make your experience here as warm...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place to have your first ever tapas! Delightful alcoves and lighting, seating promotes intimacy and enjoyment of the delicious authentic Moroccan menu. Friendly, efficient staff who were very busy but ensured we enjoyed our visit by offering advice regarding the menu.

Thank Lelly_12
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judith e
28 November 2017|
Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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