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Cafe du Soleil

4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
+44 1227 479999
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking around the area browsing several menus I decided on cafe du soleil. Partly due to the offer of 3 courses for £18.95 and the selections on offer When I visited I was the only one in the restaurant as it was early evening...More

Thank mrc_uk2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked in car park at front of restaurant so just by chance went there for lunch. Lovely clean & modern feel. We chose the 2 course lunch menu for £14.95 I think. We were automatically given a jug of tap water which was a...More

Thank amandrew91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just enjoyed a fabulous dinner at this excellent, well run restaurant. The food is consistently excellent, the service is on the ball and the ambience is just right. They even supplied some reading glasses so I could read the menu! I'm looking forward to dining...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third choice restaurant for my birthday dinner but I could not get a table for my first two. Saying that, I am so glad I went here instead. I have been here a couple of times and been impressed but this time...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful staff, great food and a classy but very relaxed vibe make this restaurant something special. It's in a lovely spot, too. Highly recommended.

Thank blackjane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst having a day in Canterbury with friends, we popped in to Cafe du Soleil to check if they had a table for a late lunch. Even though the restaurant was busy they found us a table. We all opted for the three course lunch...More

Thank Melanie099
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with old friends. They had booked this eatery. Atmosphere excellent. Food good. Service very attentive. Will be returning.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic choice of venue, the food was superb, the service was excellent from the minute you enter the premises. Good choice of dishes as well. The calamari starter was beautiful. Good wine and beer list to accompany the menu. Well worth every...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great setting inside or out, full or empty, spot on service, a deux or a large group they just get it right.

Thank Nigellang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We last ate here a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it so decided to go back on our latest visit to Canterbury. We weren't disappointed. The place was full, as you'd expect just before Christmas, but the atmosphere was really good, the welcome...More

Thank Darryl R
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Questions & Answers
3 November 2016|
Response from Sophie T |
Hi Ria, We would never rush you out don't worry, the kitchen closes for new orders at 10 but guests are welcome to stay as long as they wish. Kind regards Sophie
31 December 2014|
Response from Viviane B |
Last time I went there was not a large selection of dishes for vegetarians unfortunately but the food was ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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