“Modern brasserie dining and a champagne bar” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Group's Operating Policy is being regularly benchmarked against our own risk assessments, best practice from various hospitality organisations & the CIEH and all gov.uk COVID-19 secure workplace guidelines. We've developed our own suite of e-learning for all employees and are crafting a discreet silver 'checkmark' pinbadge, worn by all staff as a symbol of them having been trained in our RA controls, cleaning, handwashing and symptom exclusion. https://www.abodecanterbury.co.uk/coronavirus-update
Our Inspector's view
An ornate arched portico announces ABode Canterbury, which offers an expansive dining room with varnished floor, white walls and an appealing modern brasserie feel. There’s also a chef's table, where up to a dozen diners can observe the busy kitchen. The name of the game is well-balanced, technically accomplished cooking with much use of Kentish produce, and a tasting menu if you fancy it. Start with a meaty, rich, marinated pork cheek with heritage carrots. Then a main course of fillet of Kentish beef, with braised ox cheek, celeriac, pickled walnut and black garlic purée, while dessert could be Manjari chocolate mousse with yogurt sorbet.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 76
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 9
- Wines over £30: 41
- Wines by the glass: 21
- Cuisine style: Modern European
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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