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Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie

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89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
+44 1227 780749
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

We ate at Chapmans after visiting the theatre. The fish was very fresh and delicious. The staff are very welcoming and service was efficient.

Thank Hatchard_11
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited for dinner . Exceptional service and food- very good value . Wish we had this restaurant closer to our home

Thank jucr28
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Chapmans on a Friday evening. The restaurant was very busy (you need to book), the food was excellent, the service was good and a nice atmosphere. It ticks all the boxes.

Thank David N
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter has mentioned this palace some months ago, and have only just got round to booking a table. Thinking a seafood restaurant might be expensive, and knowing that English seafood restaurants fall short of the mark for me, how wrong was i? We had starters of prawns... and a starter of squid, both lovely, really tasty. Mains of mussels... More 

Thank Dale C
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Keep going back for very well prepared absolutely fresh seafood: from oysters to local fish crustations and fish pie. For my wife it's oysters, more oysters and a bottle of Chapel Doen Bubbly. I go for Oyster shooters and fish pie. Was quite in the winter but we have had to book in the summer! The decor is bland and... More 

Thank M4zkin
Worksop, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice ambience (we sat upstairs) with excellent service and food. The meal selections included a ceviche starter, lobster, mussels and fish pie mains - all excellent. The staff were very friendly, efficient and attentive.

Thank Bert B
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited back to try the revised seafood platter, after our previous visit a few weeks ago, where we had been quite disappointed. Very happy to say that it was very good! The presentation was great - you eat with your eyes and this made us very hungry. There was a nice selection of shellfish, including whelks, mussels, oysters... More 

1 Thank KentBubbles
New York City, New York
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119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here Tuesday night and ordered the fixed price menu. The 3 course is £19 and the 2 course is £15. My husband ordered the soup of the day which was corn chowder with crab meat and I had smoker mackerel with horseradish cream, a lovely salad and a slice of delicious fresh bread. My portion was so generous... More 

Thank Terri H
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped by Tuesday afternoon for lunch. They had £15 for 3 course set meal and £12 for 2 course set meal. I went with 3, for crab and corn soup, crab risotto and creme brulee. All tasted delicious and food well presented - simple presentation that suits lunch. Wifey had 2 course with soup and mussels. HUGE portion of mussels... More 

Thank coolkuku
Upminster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a Saturday afternoon, the fact that they only had 1 table available, speaks volumes. My wife had the skate, I had the cod. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our food, mine was superb. Great service, also liked the fact that they did not cram in as many table as possible, nice to have some elbow space.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$53
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 780749
Nestled in the picturesque area of St Dunstans, Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie offers a fresh, honest selection of the region's finest catches. Optimising freshness and sustainability, Chapman's is the only restaurant owned by the fish wholesalers. In the bright, crisp dining room filled with whitewashed surfaces and solid beams, favourite delicacies include lobster, crab, mussels and oysters. One of the few independent restaurants in Canterbury.

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