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Oscar & Bentleys

10 Guildhall Street, Canterbury CT1 2JQ, England
+44 1227 454544
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (48 reviews)
“burger” (60 reviews)
“curry” (31 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Guildhall Street, Canterbury CT1 2JQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my friend because it was so lovely to find a restaurant where everything is gluten-free so she didn't have to pick and choose on the menu but could choose anything she wanted. In the end, we both ended up choosing the...More

Thank Starsea82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere a little different to celebrate my Mums Birthday. We came across Oscar and Bently by accident but a real pleasant surprise. Excellent food, varied menu and attentive staff. Despite the restaurant being very busy we were well looked after and...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We was on a coach trip to Canterbury, sight seeing visit. We was walking around the city looking for somewhere to eat. We came across this small restaurant named Oscar & Bentley. We had to wait a while for our meals but it was worth...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival we were told that the restaurant was short staffed and things would be delayed. The waitress was rushed off of her feet but was very attentive taking our order and serving our drinks almost immediately. After 30 minutes our starter arrived. The tempura...More

Thank linniejb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for lunch as the restaurant isn't far from the theatre & is well known for being able to cater to all dietary requirements. Our waiter was excellent throughout - just the right amount of humour & attentiveness! Our food was great...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We had a two course meal with wine, lots of good and different veggie options, wine was lovely and both our starters and main courses were super tasty. Peter said his salmon was among the best he had ever had. Peter is also a wheelchair...More

Thank ClaireMc30
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I’d so like to give 5 stars because the food was pretty good - fresh, hot & ample. But the establishment is let down by lack of attention to detail. Namely dirty & food stained menus, spatters of food on the walls (by the large...More

Thank Chenin62
Sarah O, Owner at Oscar & Bentleys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello I'm so sorry about your experience & we are jumping right on those oversights. We pride ourselves on our hygiene & cleanliness, we have regular customers that come every week because we have "the cleanest toilets in Canterbury" - their words not mine! But...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018

My husband and I went in for lunch and we were lucky to get a table as it was fairly busy in there. The service was great as our order was taken pretty quickly. I had a cheese and mushroom omelette and chips which was...More

Thank LJD654
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

A lovely selection of vegan/ dairy free options. Tasty too and friendly service. I would most definately visit again.

Thank ana91ana
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Fabulous restaurant, friendly staff, good service and reasonable prices, but most of all a fabulous meal. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mervin F
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Questions & Answers
January 30, 2018|
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Response from Mark K | Property representative |
Hi Oscar & Bentleys is very dog friendly, although it is not a pub but a Bistro
Tanya B
November 21, 2017|
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Response from Sarah O | Property representative |
Hello yes we are. We have high chairs, a big baby change table in the downstairs bathroom & a dedicated kids menu as they get older! You are welcome anytime. We do get busy so it might be worth booking if coming at busy... More
Amanda H
May 21, 2017|
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Response from Sahara32 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's only a pre order and or deposit for larger parties. It's pretty much the same as anywhere in Canterbury for a main - burger £8 ish depending on what's added, to steak at £20 odd. There are light bites too and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Guildhall Street, Canterbury CT1 2JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 454544
  • E-mail
Oscar & Bentleys is an intimate bistro set in one of Canterbury's beautiful, historic buildings, with a modern art deco interior. We serve classic & inspired seasonal dishes. Quality is at the heart of everything we do - from our carefully selected suppliers to the finishing detail of our dishes. Everything is beautifully presented to give you, the diner, a wonderful experience. We have an interesting selection of vegetarian, gluten & dairy free options available at all times.
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