THIS MONTH @GOODFOOD_TW HAS BEEN SAMPLING THE DELIGHTS OF CANTERBURY
Hello and welcome to my April column! Now we’ve made it through the cold winter months, I’m sure many of you will be preparing for your annual summer holiday. Perhaps you prefer a relaxing beach holiday or, like me, a city break immersing yourself in a country’s food culture.
But what if the hassle and expense of travelling abroad is too much? Canterbury is a wonderful short city break destination. Around an hour from Tunbridge Wells, the city is full of history and is a lovely place to wander around and explore. There is also a fantastic restaurant scene, with many independent eateries offering an eclectic range of cuisines.I hope you enjoy the recommendations below and the column inspires you to visit the delightful Canterbury soon!
Brunch is serious business for me and Refectory Kitchen is always my go to spot in Canterbury. Favoured by many locals, the vibe is laid back, coffee fantastic and the buttermilk pancakes will up your Instagram game instantly. 16 St Dunstan’s Street.
Unassuming from the outside, Pinocchio’s is a traditional Italian restaurant that has built up a solid reputation for big ﬂavours and wonderful service. The main menu is concise and features classic dishes, whilst the specials menu typically offers up some surprises. 64 Castle Street.
CAFÉ DU SOLEIL
Situated beside the river Stour, Café du Soleil sits in a beautiful building full of delightful design features. The varied menu combines inspirations from Italy, Provence and Asia to create an eclectic dining experience. 4-5 Pound Lane.
This independent coffee house may be small in size but it’s big on ﬂavour! Pop in for one of their delicious ﬂat whites, made with hand roasted beans on site, and while away a few hours with friends in this relaxing space. 4 St Margaret’s Street.
Located just outside Canterbury in the village of Chillenden, the Griffin’s Head is a delightful country pub full of character. Whilst their à la carte menu is full of fresh and delicious dishes, I recommend visiting on a Sunday lunchtime for the fabulous roasts! Griffin Hill, Chillenden.