Where to eat Mediterranean food in Canterbury: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 9, 2019 Matilde Konrad

Discover Restaurants offering the best Mediterranean food in Canterbury, England, United Kingdom. Canterbury (/ˈkæntərbri/ ( listen), /-bəri/, or /-bɛri/) is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. It lies on the River Stour.
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10. Azouma Restaurant

Church Street, St. Paul's, Canterbury CT1 1NH England Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Card [email protected] +44 1227 760076 http://www.azouma.co.uk/
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4 based on 960 reviews

Azouma Restaurant

Azouma, a Moroccan/Lebanese restaurant has been rated top 3 Arabian restaurant in the country by AA Gill on Sunday times. is located on Church Street in Canterbury, is a calming haven from the bustle of every day life. The traditional dining room, decorat

Reviewed By davelS5148EE

We’ve visited Azouma for lunch on many occasions. It never disappoints with a nice atmosphere, good quality dishes and very good value buffet with lots of options. We were served by Cody today, friendly and efficient making sure drinks arrived promptly and tables cleared between visits to the buffet. Definitely recommend this place for a good value lunch.

9. Zeus

2-3 Orange Street, Canterbury CT1 2JA England Greek, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +44 1227 788072 http://www.zeuscanterbury.com/
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4 based on 569 reviews

Zeus

Reviewed By Nosage99

Went on Thursday lunchtime, not many diners. Large pleasant surroundings and service. Great menu, lots to choose from. Shame I am not local, I would be a regular. The food was very good. I will return when I visit Canterbury again. (Toilets were spotless!) A recommendation from us!

8. Posillipo Ristorante Italiano

16 The Borough, Canterbury CT1 2DR England Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1227 761471 http://www.posillipo.co.uk
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4 based on 535 reviews

Posillipo Ristorante Italiano

Childhood friends Enzo Espedito welcome you to a little taste of Napoli with Osteria Posillipo Pizzaria ��� quite likely one of Canterbury���s friendliest restaurants. Decorated in relaxing woods, this light, airy space has the added bonus of being locate

Reviewed By Dannysheppard

Visited on the 20/09/19 for lunch and decided to sit outside service was swift and efficient house white was very nice and the mains were just as good. Bruschetta was fresh and plentiful and the four cheese pizza (with added anchovies) was just as good a true thin authentic Italian pizza lovely!

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7. Cafe Mauresque

8 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR England Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1227 464300 http://www.cafemauresque.co.uk
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4 based on 1557 reviews

Cafe Mauresque

Cafe Mauresque is an atmospheric Andalucian/North African Oasis located in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury. A restaurant for food lovers!

Reviewed By snowball186338

Really impressed with this cafe although more a restaurant than a cafe. The food was absolutely delicious. I had a paella with all fresh ingredients which was really tasty. The wine was palatable and reasonably priced. All served in surroundings with a really interesting decor and ambience. A lunchtime menu is served with a really good choice. With all the eateries in Canterbury if you want something really different this is the one to go for. I would highly recommend this restaurant you won’t be disappointed.

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6. A La Turka Westgate

15 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AF England Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1227 639102 http://www.ala-turka.co.uk
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4 based on 563 reviews

A La Turka Westgate

Reviewed By Chris L

The ambience is great, the food is very tasty, it’s a little pricey (but it is in Canterbury) but the separation between foodstuffs is appalling. I can only assume this given my physiological reaction in the morning after having a vegetable kebab. This must have been cooked with the meat - I know the signs after 25 years as a vegetarian. The dishes labelled with the friendly “V” cannot be trusted here. When dietary labelling is so much to the fore this restaurant needs to take its vegetarian food preparation seriously or not sell them as vegetarian friendly.Hello Chris,We;re sorry about your reaction and we can assure you that our staff are taking all necessary measures in this regard. Obviously as with any other restaurant this cannot always be fully achieved in a fast paced kitchen. Scientifically though you couldn't possibly have a physiological reaction to having molecular amounts of meat protein in your diet altough we might be wrong. We promise we will look into it and continue to improve.

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5. The Olive Grove

12 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB England Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Pizza, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1227 764388 http://olivegrovecanterbury.com
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4 based on 855 reviews

The Olive Grove

Authentic Italian cuisine, created by two young childhood friends and inspired by the finest, freshest ingredients.

Reviewed By Komal K

I went to the the Olive grove with my husband and mother-in-law. We ordered the vege platter, the lamb special and halloumi starter. The food was delicious, especially the vegetable pancake with the manager was very happy to share the recipe for. The service was quick and friendly, and the food was well presented and delicious. Music was nice and not intrusive, so I can fully recommend dining here.

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4. Azouma Restaurant

Church Street, St. Paul's, Canterbury CT1 1NH England Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Card [email protected] +44 1227 760076 http://www.azouma.co.uk/
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4 based on 960 reviews

Azouma Restaurant

Azouma, a Moroccan/Lebanese restaurant has been rated top 3 Arabian restaurant in the country by AA Gill on Sunday times. is located on Church Street in Canterbury, is a calming haven from the bustle of every day life. The traditional dining room, decorat

Reviewed By davelS5148EE

We’ve visited Azouma for lunch on many occasions. It never disappoints with a nice atmosphere, good quality dishes and very good value buffet with lots of options. We were served by Cody today, friendly and efficient making sure drinks arrived promptly and tables cleared between visits to the buffet. Definitely recommend this place for a good value lunch.

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3. Tulip Authentic Turkish Restaurant

24 St. Peters Street, Canterbury CT1 2BG England Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +44 1227 657460 http://Tuliprestaurantcanterbury.com
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4 based on 340 reviews

Tulip Authentic Turkish Restaurant

Reviewed By Kiran S

This was my second visit, and I was as disappointed as I was in my first visit..in first visit we asked waitress to pack left over food...but after waiting for half an hour we found out she didn’t understand us properly and food was thrown out. This time my girls ordered fish fingers and chips as kid meal, waitress brought scampi instead of fish fingers, after eating one my girls realised it is not fish fingers, It took us 20minute to get waitress back to our table...meanwhile my girls ate only chips...she admitted her mistake. By the time we already finished our food as very very small portion size...she asked if we still need finish fingers, we said no, but we r not going to pay for scampi as it wasn’t ordered. She brought bill and cost of scampi was in bill, we called manager, he is the rudest person I ever seen on this earth...instead of apologising he said though it was mistake to give you scampi but ur girls ate whole meal....( though waitress told him they just ate chips, they tasted one scampi and rest were on plates).but he was so rude and wanted us to pay...finally he left our table in very rude way..we paid bill and decided not to visit Tulip again...

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2. Cafe du Soleil

4-5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ England Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1227 479999 http://www.cafedusoleil.co.uk/
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4 based on 1351 reviews

Cafe du Soleil

Cafe du Soleil is situated beside the river Stour in Canterbury occupying a former 18th century wool store and is accessed by its own bridge over the river. The building was restored with a grant from English Heritage and showcases the extensive use of re

Reviewed By Lesley C

Large group for Sunday lunchDident disappoint spacious restaurant Fab setting, clean, trendy, good menu not complicated.I had the veggi burger fries full of flavour quite filling excellent value for money.Friendly patient service.Car park at the front of the building not free! Outside river scene for the summer.We would return.

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1. Il Posticino

61 Dover Street, Canterbury CT1 3HD England Italian, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1227 788022 http://www.ilposticino.co.uk/
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4 based on 402 reviews

Il Posticino

Authentic regional Italian restaurant

Reviewed By mrandreww

We managed to get in here at short notice early evening. The food was really tasty and nicely presented. A large hen party at another table rather dominated proceedings and made the atmosphere and service hard to judge, but the food was splendid and we would love to come back again.

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