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21 Delicious Things To Eat In Canterbury

Eggs Chaucer, anyone?

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1. Pulled Pork at Pork & Co.

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Bulk up on a fresh roll stuffed with pork, apple butter, pork scratchings and fat slices of black pudding. Look out for their converted horse box roaming around town for your pork fix, too.

2. Veggie Full English at KITCH

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KITCH serves all natural and wholegrain breakfasts, lunches and baked goods in a cute cafe off the High Street. Their Veggie Full English with homemade baked beans, wilted spinach and sweet potato falafel is a must for even the most dedicated omnivore.

3. Eggs Chaucer at Tiny Tim's Tearoom

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Traditional Eggs Benedict souped up with roasted ham, flat mushrooms and rarebit sauce made with local ale. The best thing about this dish is the local literary name that will appeal to bookworms and literature students everywhere.

4. Bento Boxes at Tamago

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Hidden away from all of the main shops, but just around the corner from the High Street, Tamago sells delicious authentic ramen, sushi and bento really cheaply.


5. Pancakes at Chambers

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Thick, fluffy pancakes with oozings of maple syrup and the option of bacon and scrambled eggs on the side? Chambers serves them all day, alongside a window full of homemade cakes, tray bakes and their classic milkshakes.

6. Seafood Paella at Cafe Mauresque

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One of the best things to order in Cafe Mauresque's cozy basement is their mixed seafood sharing platter, and the best thing on the mixed seafood sharing platter is the paella. Delicious.

7. Rack of ribs at The Foundry

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The Foundry brew their own local beers, but that is not the only reason they're worth the visit. You can get their ribs as a whole or half rack with slaw, salad and potato salad on the side.

8. Brioche Bread Pudding at Salt

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Salt serves up wonderful little tapas-style sharing plates of bright, imaginative and local seasonal dishes. Think venison and rosemary meatballs with quince jelly or roasted pumpkin and cavolo nero with sage and cobnut pesto.

Regardless of what happens to be on the board to start, at dessert time their brioche bread pudding makes the case for bread pudding never to be made with ordinary bread ever again.


10. Full English Breakfast at The Goods Shed

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The Goods Shed's indoor farmers markets long ago obtained local foodie cult status, so everyone knows it is one of the best places to go for good, local food if you've got something to celebrate at lunch or dinner. However, don't ignore their breakfast menu. Just look at that bacon.


13. Queen of Puddings at Deeson's

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Deeson's serves up good, local English ingredients used in a creative way; the chef loves to take one animal and serve the meat in three different ways in the same dish. However, it is the three part puddings that really make great Instagram fodder.

14. Pizza at Cafe du Soleil

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Baked in a wood fired oven with the most delicious crispy bases. A special shout out for the Smoky Pulled Pork number loaded with barbecue sauce, crispy pancetta, pepperoni, mozzarella, red onion confit, tomato and mango salsa.

15. Flatbreads at Canteen

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Canteen's walk in salad bar is perfect to build something healthy for lunch, but it is really their flatbreads that are the star of the show, oozing with cheese. Go for enchilada style, or a flatbread stuffed with mozzarella, pesto and sundried tomatoes to eat on the go.

16. Pulled Pork Open Sandwich at The Shakespeare

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Alongside their killer King Lear burgers, The Shakespeare pub has several items on the menu that involve serious competitive eating skills to be able to wipe your plate clean. Another monster is their pulled pork open sandwich. So big, and so juicy.


17. Red Velvet Cake at The Shakespeare Wine Bar & Coffee House

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The Shakespeare also run a wine bar and coffee house, hidden in front of the Cathedral. Not on the main pub menu, they offer a simply delicious red velvet cake to accompany your cup of tea, and flights of local wines to sample.

18. Craft Coffee & Macarons at Water Lane Coffee

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Waterlane Coffee House down by the river is the best place in town for craft coffee from independent roasters. While they do sell other cakes and Teapigs teas, an artful latte and a crisp rose macaron is the golden combo.

20. Patisserie at La Trappiste

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Another surprise is that La Trappiste is not just somewhere to sit outside on the street with a Belgium beer on a Summer evening. Head up to their hidden roof terrace for moules-frites, or to their pastry counter for something delicious and impressive looking the whole year round.

21. Potato Dosai at The Ambrette

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This South Indian crepe is stuffed with spiced potatoes and served up with delicious chutneys on the side. Fancy, and only one of the starters at the best Indian in town.