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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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First-rate local produce cooked with confidence

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

In the heart of Canterbury, just around the corner from the cathedral, Deeson’s British Restaurant nails its colours to the mast in terms of provenance. The focus here is on sustainability, seasonality and locally sourced high quality produce, much of it from their own five-acre smallholding on the outskirts of the city. The informal restaurant has an almost gastro pub feel, as does the simple modern cooking. Pig's cheek, celeriac fondant and crispy pig’s ear might be followed by salt marsh lamb, crisp lamb shoulder, garlic mash, charred baby gem and thyme jus. White chocolate rice pudding with spiced berry compote and cinnamon doughnut is one way to finish.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Days closed: Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Wednesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 5
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Ross Barden

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 24
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 54
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • Off-site parking available: Public car park

Additional information

  • Seats: 54
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12

Getting here

Turn left at Canterbury Cathedral entrance and walk 100 yards on right

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Canterbury West
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