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Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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A ten-minute stroll from the cathedral and medieval city

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Built in the mid-19th century as a large private house, this early Victorian Gothic pile has been a hotel since 1927. Although a second restaurant is mooted, diners currently eat in The Fountain Restaurant, whose modern British menu likes to declare Garden of England provenance in dishes such as duo of Romney Marsh lamb with dauphinoise potatoes, pea purée, and apple and mint relish, Alkham Valley Old Spot pork belly with soy and ginger marinade, and from an Orpington (which used to be in Kent) farm, seasonal vegetable platter dressed with extra-virgin Kentish rapeseed oil. The homemade breads are excellent. Finish with salted caramel and milk chocolate parfait.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: David Hoseason

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 42
  • Wines over £30: 14
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

Getting here

A2 (N/S) A2050 (S) Canterbury city centre, A28 (E/W) A2 Dover. Hotel in New Dover Road

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Canterbury East
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