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“Great restaurant and great food.”
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: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Romantic, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients,Quick lunch
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely food. I had moussaka, my wife had souvlaki, and both were fantastic. Very reasonable price too. Great Little restaurant and the owner couldn't do any more to make you feel welcome. Loved it. Will definitely be going back soon.

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1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We have literally just got back from eating a delicious dinner at the Pitta and Dips Café, and felt we needed to write a review to share our experience.

We turned up starving and ordered the Meat meze to which the owner's reply was 'I hope you're hungry'. We laughed this off thinking we can finish it all...we were sorely mistaken.

The food was lovely, freshly cooked and delicious. Best of all it just kept coming! Service was great, the owner was very polite and helpful. He even packed up our leftovers so we can eat them later.

It may strike you as expensive but it is definitely worth the money as you get such a huge selection. Just don't be fooled, make sure you are really, really hungry before you attempt it!

Only downside we can think of was that we were the only people in there, so although it was nice and quiet it didn't quite have the atmosphere you may expect, but the only way to fix that is if you go and eat there!

Really enjoyed it and would happily go back.

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Thank David P
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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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