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Cafe du Soleil

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4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
+44 1227 479999
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my team here for lunch before Christmas and was very impressed. We plumped for the two course lunch menu and was very impressed with the quality and service. We had selection of carpaccio ( very good), mussels ( superbly cooked), pizza ( very big!), duck (delicious) and pasta ( venison ragu) washed down with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.... More 

Thank Carrie J
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely ambience for a meal with a group of friends. Tables weren't too close together like in some restaurants. Staff were friendly and attentive. Good menu selection. Generous portion sizes too!

Thank laurenbts123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is OK but atmosphere is lacking... Food is generally good but not everything on the menu is very appealing and the service is so irritating. On the several occasions that I've been to Café du Soleil the service has been well meaning but poorly judged. There were various different waiting staff swooping in every few minutes. We were initially... More 

Thank Toby B
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this lovely restaurant a few times now. Just love it and will be back. The food is so gorgeous and reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere, brilliant staff and lovely setting but the star is the food

Thank Nikkilat
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked as we were off to The Marlow. Nicely greeted and our table was ready. Lovely stone and flint walls with a number of works of art on the wall - they are fab, take time to look. We had a mix of,aged 4 to 67, and the menu had choices for all of us. I have the brisket with... More 

Thank ChrispyCross
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our office went to Cafe de Soleil for our office Christmas dinner. The restaurant is just along from our office but we went because of past experiences of good meals in a relaxed restaurant in a beautiful restored historic building. C d S has been around for years but is just as good as ever. Good food and service

1 Thank Luckyclive
Deal, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and was most welcoming to our party of 8 women from our lunch club. It was close to Christmas and we did not have the Christmas menu but the alternative was terrific. Good choice from the set menu. I will definitely go back as a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank Annie S
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here three time since last year. Each time great food, good service and all at good value. A real treat.

Thank Chris C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on New Year's Day with my girlfriend at lunchtime and we both had the 2 course meal! It was our first visit at this restaurant.. I had calamari as starter ( the best I ever had in Canterbury) and Fettuccine with ragu as main .. my girlfriend had parmigiana as starter and Fettuccine as main as well... More 

Thank Raffaele L
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here for Sunday lunch most weeks as the food is so good. The beef carpaccio is better than any I've had in Italy and the calamari is always cooked well with a tasty, chilli lime dressing. We tend to have the chicken avocado salad which is delicious but any other dish I've had here has always been good.... More 

Thank Juli T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 479999
Cafe du Soleil is situated beside the river Stour in Canterbury occupying a former 18th century wool store and is accessed by its own bridge over the river. The building was restored with a grant from English Heritage and showcases the extensive use of reclaimed building material from the 14C city wall.

Our cuisine draws influence from Provence in southern France, and from Italy, to create a modern Mediterranean cuisine. The menu changes with the seasons, and much of our food is cooked in our wood burning oven, fed with locally sourced wood from managed forest.

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