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4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ, England
+44 1227 479999
12:00 - 22:00
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant upon recommendation by our B&B hosts as a pre-theatre supper venue. We were very happy with the meal we had and the service was satisfactory. Highly recommended for a good meal but not for haut cuisine, a romantic date or impressing business associates.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent evening on a busy Saturday night. The staff were friendly and service was very good, the menu had plenty of choice and was well presented and cooked perfectly,only suggestion we could make is maybe a cheeseboard option, would strongly recommend and we will return.

Thank TonyAL2605
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food from an interesting menu. Excellent quality produce, one of the tenderest fillet steaks I have ever tasted.

Thank kateatlancaster
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held our wedding reception here and they did such a fabulous job for us. It's the perfect location to follow on from Canterbury registry office being a very short, picturesque walk along the river away. They were super relaxed to deal with and patient with our endless questions and last minute changes. On the day the staff couldn't have... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disappointed with my meal.This restaurant was supposed to be French inspired but there's nothing french about my scallop starter as it has seaweeds that you would normally get from a Chinese takeaway. I had the roast pork belly for my mains and the only thing I enjoyed on that plate was the pork crackling. I would have... More 

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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very interesting menu, something for everyone. All the food looks and tastes extremely good. The atmosphere is warm, the staff very pleasant and professional. The only downside is the price of the wine, the cheapest being £17:95 a bottle!

Thank Neil H
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well desined restaurant just by the river! A very helping and nice stuf, drlicious food and lovely atmosphere.

Thank ma79
Curitiba, PR
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the duck tortilla and now every time I pass in front it the restaurant I dream about. I will definitely go back. The portions are well served!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times over the last five years and find the restaurant totally reliable for the quality of food and service. They have a varied menu of fish and meat dishes with a Mediterranean style and also very good pizzas, much of the food is prepared using a large wood fired oven. It is a good place... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hosts had taken the upstairs room for about 40 people. We pre- booked our meals. Service was very efficient with the variety of choices being served promptly. The lamb was a little overdone (great pity) but I guess getting it pink for about 15 people all at once is a challenge. They ran a tab system for the bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
Italian, French, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?