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“Worst Greek Kebab ever...”
Review of Pitta and Dips Cafe - CLOSED

Pitta and Dips Cafe
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients,Quick lunch
Reviewed 21 October 2013

My partner and I thought we would try this place after a busy morning shopping in Canterbury.
They had only just opened so did not expect the food to be served very quickly. The server, who we took to be the owner, asked if we knew much about Greek food, to which the answer was 'not really'. We asked what he recommended out of the menu of kebabs as we were looking for something to take away and share. He recommended one of the chicken kebabs and to get a large one as the sizes were not huge. We took a seat and waited - about ten minutes later we were presented with the food in a take away bag and we proceeded out of the door with our food.
When we opened the wrapped kebab we were shocked at what had just cost us £6.
A piece of flat bread (this was delicious) but inside and not contained very well, was a handful of squidgy, barely cooked chicken, covered in a tasteless allegedly Tzatziki sauce. We had also requested a hot chilli sauce to which the server seemed completely distressed and said this is not usual. Apparently they did give us hot chilli sauce - I assume this was the redness in the tzatziki - but absolutely no flavour whatsoever.
We started to eat the kebab - in all honesty we should have returned it to the shop - absolutely disgusting food - and we both felt queezy just looking at the food.
No salad, barely cooked chicken (thankfully there was not much of even this) - Absolute disgrace to Greek food (i hope).
Never eaten Greek before, highly unlikely to try again after this debacle.

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3  Thank Julibenji
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

The Pitta and Dips cafe is one of those rare instances where you feel genuinely priveleged to be in "the know" about a particularly fine establishment such as this. Not only are you treated to very high quality food, but you also have the option of doing so rather economically.

Should you be in the mood for the super-food that is the kebab, the Chicken Souvlaki, if ordered as take away, will set you back no more than £5.50.
Licked by the flames of their specialist char-grill, deliciously marinated chicken is set amid a grilled kebab, accompanied by fresh, homemade chilli sauce. The salad provided in the kebab is equally fresh, with a slight vinagrette mixed into the chopped cucumber, tomatoes and parsley to deliver a compliment of both texture and moisture to the offering. Combined with the homemade tzatziki and harissa yoghurt sauce, the souvlaki kebab represents the finest qualities of authentic greek food.

The staff are friendly, the decor is clean and comfortable and all dishes are prepared with a diligence and respect that is present nowhere else in Canterbury, or anywhere within a reasonable vicinity for that matter. The Pitta and Dips Cafe deserves your custom not only because it serves delicious food, but because it is a rare gem amongst the chains and generic "kebabies" that seem to have overcome our high streets these days. It will leave you refreshed, satisfied and content in the knowledge that you've just found one of the best restaurants around. Very highly recommended, 5 Stars.

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Thank Edmund K
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Had a lovely lunch, we had the mixed Meze, 9 dishes for under £15 each. Very welcoming and we were well looked after. So glad we found it nothing in Canterbury compares in our opinion. It was quite which was a shame but we were there at 12 for it opening hopefully it gets busier as the day goes on. The owner told us he had a room down stairs for at least 30 for parties, which we will be looking into as it was so nice.

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Thank AnneMarie751
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Off the main street in Canterbury, this Greek restaurant would be easy to miss, but we're glad we found it. The decor resembles more of a carry-out/take away rather than a sit down restaurant, but our opinion is based on the food not a fancy decor. The owner, waiter, and cook was very friendly and happy to engage in conversation. I had the Souvlaki and my wife had the lamb. It was the best Souvlaki I've had outside of Athens. From our table we were able to watch our meal being cooked, so we know it was cooked fresh and not in a microwave. The prices were very reasonable.

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1  Thank jaimeelsabio
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Visited here after a day out with my sister. We had been for a spa day, relaxing. This was the icing on the cake. The restaurant is quite small probably no more than 35 seats. We chose taramasalata and tzatziki and grilled halloumi on smoked ham as starters. We had a mixed souvlaki between us as a main course. This had lamb, pork, chicken and sheftalia (a Cypriot sausage) the owner is Greek Cypriot from Larnaca, although had been resident in the UK some years. This was accompanied with pitta and chips and tzatziki, and we requested a Greek salad as well. The chips were really surplus to requirements but were served in a bowl with herbs on top and were piping hot and crispy . But chips are chips. We had a bottle of Greek red wine (the house wine) which was really good and not overpriced either, about as much as you would pay for a standard bottle in a pub . We chose for our sweet the milk pudding which is semolina based and wrapped in filo pastry and has a rose water syrup on it and cinnamon. Very tasty. If I had any negative comments it would be on the portions sizes which were quite large and even though we both have healthy appetites it wasmore than enough for us and consequently had to leave some of it. We finished with a coffee and some complimentary kourabiedes (Greek shortcake like biscuits) Greek music was playing in the background and the owner even put on one of our favourite pieces. A very pleasant evening in a spotlessly clean and very Greek decorated restaurant, but it was not too twee. The sort of thing you would see in anywhere in CyprusCyprus without the rustic chairs.

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1  Thank jomarkham
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