Where to Eat: Sunday Roasts in Canterbury

Wander this historic British city then sit down to a traditional Sunday Lunch

Spotlight on: The Corner House Canterbury

1 Dover Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3HD

The Corner House is a must-visit spot for lazy Sunday afternoons in Canterbury. Just half a mile from the city’s famous cathedral and conveniently half a mile from Canterbury East train station, this hotel and restaurant should tick all your Sunday dinner boxes. This stunning restaurant has been renovated from a former 16thcentury coach house and offers a traditional British spot to sit down and enjoy lunch after a long day of wandering around the city.

The Corner House Canterbury (and its sister restaurant in Minster) boast quality ingredients and talented chefs, with seasonal menus changing regularly. Their Sunday Lunch offers a great deal of 2 courses for £20 or 3 for £24. Choose from traditional roast beef, confit pork belly or pan roasted chicken, or consider their veggie options of goat’s cheese and pistachio fritters or the asparagus, tomato and cheese tart! Guests who prefer to stray from the set menu can enjoy a shared Romney Marsh lamb (for 2 or 4 people at £22pp) or even a roasted rabbit saddle (for 2 people at £22pp)! And to top it all off, all the trimmings are available as sides, so you can load up on Yorkshire puddings or dauphinoise potatoes to your heart’s content. If you’re still hungry after all that then be sure to sample their homemade ice cream - the brown bread flavour is something else.

Best of the rest:

The Dog at Wingham

Canterbury Road, Wingham, Canterbury, CT3 1 BB

What? Award winning gastro pub (and hotel) offering one of Kent’s best roasties.

Where? In the pretty village of Wingham, just a short drive out of Canterbury.

Why? Committed to quality food, the chefs at The Dog at Wingham proudly source fresh baking from the village and local meat from the village along. The restaurant has won Kent’s Best National Pub & Bar Award in both 2017 and 2018, and the dinner comes with cauliflower cheese which makes it an instant success in our eyes.

The Duck

Pett Bottom, CT4 5PB

What? A pub that’s been standing since 1857, with an interesting history!

Where? In a tiny village in the Kent Downs, Pett Bottom. This pub is around 5 miles outside of Canterbury and ideal for a day out on the downs.

Why? This pub is thought to be the old home of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, and thought to be the place he wrote You Only Live Twice. Aside from the history, the pub offers an amazing Sunday dinner that’s been made with local and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy the Brew & Black Treacle roast rump of beef with horseradish cream, a hearty portion served alongside obligatory Yorkshire puds.

Church Hill, Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9AB

What? Beautiful village pub with spacious outdoor terrace for the summer and roaring log fires for the winter.

Where? In the village of Harbledown, a leisurely 30-minute walk out of the city (an excellent way to spend a lazy Sunday).

Why? As always, high quality food that uses local Kent ingredients. Whilst their menu is seasonal and subject to change you can be assured that you’ll always have three meats on offer, including sirloin beef. Veggies also have the tasty option of a roasted vegetable and halloumi wellington!