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Cafe Mauresque

8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 464300
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (237 reviews)
“tagine” (93 reviews)
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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As the only customers in the restruant we expected to be served reasonably quickly and with some enthusiasm. Not the case! The waitress kept us waiting ages, we even asked if we had to go to her at the counter, as she was just staring...More

Thank Joanna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible terrible terrible! The manager did not want us there! Ordered drinks didn’t turn up, attempted to charge us for them. Went in at lunch time, given the dinner menu charged for the dinner menu given a tiny lunch time portion. Im gutted this place...More

2  Thank MRWH1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service a little slow but good and friendly when it came. Our party of 6 all enjoyed our meals. We thought the food was excellent. I will definitely return next time we are in Canterbury.

Thank killmumford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the vegetarian sharing platter, the vegetarian tagine, the moorish pastries and a Lebanese bottle of wine. All were excellent. The service and ambiance was nice too. Pricing was good too. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember this when it was Sweeney Todd’s which was a marvellous restaurant. Of course this is very different but on a trip down memory lane with an old friend, we decided to try the new incarnation. We arrived quite late but were welcomed in...More

Thank foodiefanaticsguide
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this wonderful little restaurant on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ate our meal on tables in the street. Friendly service and wonderful, tasty tapas.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a group of three, we chose a selection of small plates to share. Everything was tasty and well cooked, apart from the halloumi which was tough - and replaced immediately without any problem. Service very good - waiter talked us through the menu, advising...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here over a number of years and it has never disappointed us; in fact we often remark at how consistently good the food is. As we are vegetarian and non vegetarian we usually order the platter of each and then add...More

1  Thank tintinmandi
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Ate dinner here while visiting Canterbury. Food, wine, service all excellent. Chose to have several tapas rather than a main; all delicious, was very satisfied. We ate downstairs; nice atmosphere, quiet, nice for conversation (then again, I'm sure half of Canterbury was home watching the...More

Thank Dharmo
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Went here for the first time for my daughters birthday, food was amazing, staff friendly, could not fault it will definitely be returning.

Thank Kay D
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28 November 2017|
Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
19 April 2017|
Response from Mauresque | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid we do not serve churros with chocolate sauce. But we serve delicious 70% dark chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464300
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Cafe Mauresque is an atmospheric Andalucian/North African Oasis located in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury. A restaurant for food lovers!
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