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The Refectory Kitchen

16 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
+44 1227 638766
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely relaxing time with outstanding food l had french toast bacon and maple syrup a good portion and well cooked was delicious my son had the burger which l had a taste was very flavoursome and his girlfriend had buttermilk pancakes also excellent All...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jackie2609
Reviewed 3 days ago

The breakfast was incredible, so good! It was exactly what we needed for a day exploring Canterbury. The staff were super friendly and the music was some very recognisable indy hits which I love and had not heard for a few years.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ben C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for lunch after a friend recommended. We had the burger with bacon and cheese and the waffle with eggs sausage and bacon. Both were delicious. The servers were lovely and helpful. Food came pretty quickly. My counterpart claims that the caffe mocha he...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dannymT2738UV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Refectory for some brunch and really enjoyed it! Helpful staff and delicious food, will definitely come again!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LouJon87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here a couple of times. It’s a great place for brunch. Excellent food, large helpings and friendly staff. Veggie options to tempt carnivores as well. Oh, and their playlists are good too!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank richard_and_robbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this cafe via a search on Tripadvisor for paces to eat brunch in Canterbury and i'm so glad i did. The cafe was decorated well and was nice and cosy. The smell of freshly brewed coffee and cooked breakfast filled the room. Waiting staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Katdl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after being turned away from another place near by. Very busy but found space for us. All of our choices were tasty and well presented service a little slow but place was rammed so no complaints. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 75grahameb
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

We went to this place due to the great reviews. We did not pre book as we assumed it would not be busy around 10:30/11am. To our surprise, the place was packed. We were attended to immediately and offered a drink whilst we wait outside...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SimiVR14
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Been here a few times to grab a coffee and every time I vow not to return as the coffee is horrid. Upon complaining, I was told that the bits in it were because there was no crema...clearly they don’t know about coffee... An americano...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gemmie343
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We didn't book, and we luckily got a table. We were served quickly and the place is very cute, and homely. The service was a little slow, but they were uber busy, so we didn't really mind. It's pretty pricey, but the quality of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paulo8000
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joannah V
November 25, 2017|
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Response from colum51 | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry I didn’t see this before . It’s a tight squeeze inside but they have both inside and outside tables( not great in winter I admit. It might be better to give them a call before you go. The staff are lovely and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 638766
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