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Food to suit every taste.

Canterbury and the wider district is a foodie’s paradise, boasting everything from Michelin-starred dining to creative street food, with every cuisine catered for. Being in the heart of Kent, the Garden of England, our district champions local produce and independent suppliers from our coast and countryside. So you can enjoy the freshest local ingredients and exceptional drinks at the huge number of independent restaurants dotted along Canterbury's cobbled streets. 

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Enjoy British classics at a traditional pub, tickle your taste buds with flavours from India, Turkey, Japan, Mexico and the Deep South, people watch with a sourdough pizza, get a gluten-free feast, or indulge in exquisite Michelin-starred dining in lush countryside. You can also go ultra local with a trip to The Goods Shed farmers’ market to stock up on local supplies, and stay for a meal at their restaurant for the freshest dishes in town.

When you want to whet your whistle, you'll find yourself spoilt for choice. Sample local ales and spirits from Canterbury's city centre brewery The Foundry, enjoy a cocktail in the city's former gaol in the imposing Westgate Towers, chill out in a beer garden or soak up the views from a rooftop terrace.

Did we mention Canterbury is the in the heart of the internationally-renowned English wine region? So you’ve got some of the finest wines in Europe to sup on at local restaurants and Corkk tasting room. We do spoil you. 

Into the evening, there is a late night venue for every music taste so there’s no need to turn in early. Canterbury is proud to be a Purple Flag holder for it’s street safety, so your night out is in good hands. 

For a taste of the sea, head out to the coastal towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay for great food and great views. 

Dying to try the famous Whitstable oysters? Wheelers Oyster Bar and the Whitstable Oyster Company have some of the best oysters and seafood dishes around so pay them a visit on your next trip. Award-winning Nomad Pizza are on hand to provide organic pizzas with locally produced toppings. For a refreshing drink in the seaside town, the Old Neptune is the place to go to enjoy the sea breeze and views, and head to the Quayside for a great selection of beverages in the longest bar in town.

If you head to Herne Bay, you’ll find one of the best pizzas outside of Naples according to the critics at A Casa Mia. Enoy top notch entertainment with sumptuous Sri Lankan Dishes at The Pier Ceylon, or head 100% vegan The Wallflower Café, and plenty of pubs with high quality food and local brews.