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La Trappiste Restaurant

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1-2 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
+44 1227 479111
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The reason for the title is that there are much better places to eat in Canterbury. This is a restaurant in the City centre that doesn't seem to need to try too much and that reflects in the service. It is one of those non-attentive waiter restaurants where you have to get their attention if you want anything other than... More 

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1 Thank Jay M
Aberdeen
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the area and had never been to Canterbury before so we had to pay a visit. I was not expecting anything great as I thought we would be ripped off in a tourist trap and this place was pretty close to the entrance to the cathedral. They seem to go for their Belgian beers in a big... More 

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Thank Chris G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to watch The Hotsy Totsy's sing there tonight with a big group of people (some I completely didn't know, because they are part of a big dance community all over canterbury). He had been quite abrupt with us already and pressured us into ordering drinks before we were ready, even though we asked if we could have a few... More 

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1 Thank Izzy G
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner here - the main courses and starter were brilliant. The venue and ambience were matched by terrific serving staff. We both really enjoyed our evening meal here. Unfortunately we saw a deal for weekday early breakfast for £5 and so next morning we turned up only to find it closed. Even though the website and... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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156 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really tricky, the food is really very good, quality, portion size, price all spot on. The downside is the waiting, we must have waited almost an hour, it seemed everyone around us, was in the same situation too. People only having drinks, had a speedier time. We were given some free bread and our waitress was very... More 

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1 Thank SJJG
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch after wandering around the Cathedral. Sat myself inside as was a bit wind swept. Staff are very relaxed, with little urgency, but as it was a holiday weekend I was in no hurry. I had a pulled pork ciabatta and Vedetta Extra. Several other patrons were frustrated with the speed of receiving their food, which detracted... More 

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1 Thank Katherine E
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my husband and mine first visit at this restaurant and I have to say it was really nice experience . We have been offered lovely ribs and salad for just £10 which tasted amazing, and we could eat as much as we wanted . Lovely atmosphere as well with music in the background .The prices of pints of... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some of the other reviews, there seems to be a theme here...The food was great, really delicious but when we first went in and placed a drinks order, it took nearly half an hour for them to arrive. We had only ordered 3 glasses of house wine so I can't see why it took so long. What concerned... More 

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1 Thank doozer77
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this restaurant on numerous occasions and I love the atmosphere and the beer selection; they also have enough vegetarian fare that there are always options and the food is always to a good standard; however the service is far too slow. As a table of 4, we were seated quickly and the drinks and starters came in... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Belgian beer, you will not be disappointed. Don't miss it. A great selection. My partner and I ate there too and the food was very good, with large portions. We didn't really need our starters. The service was excellent and very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 479111

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