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La Trappiste

1-2 Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HX
Find this brasserie-style seafood restaurant, set over two floors in a tastefully-converted haberdashers.

We visited shortly after they opened, so more reports would be welcome, but 'Home-Cured Loch Duart Gravadlax'; 'Gambas Pil Pil' (sizzling garlic prawns) and 'Baked Goat Cheese with Tapanade & Chutney' set the style for starters.

'Plateau de Fruits de Mers'; 'Coconut Fish Curry with Pillao Fish'; 'Red Mullet Escabeche with La Ratte Potatoes' and various ways with Mussels might follow.

Various Grills such as 'Lamb Cutlets with Fondant Potatoes, Baby Vegetables & Redcurrant Jus should satisfy confirmed carnivores - while vegetarians also have a few options.

Desserts might include 'Dark Chocolate Mousse'; 'Wild Strawberry Soup with Vanilla Ice Cream & Hot White Chocolate Sauce' plus a selectionof pastries.

A Shellfish Bar offers take-away Cockles, Jellied Eels and Shell-On Prawns - and some greamingly fresh fish from the Ramsgate boats is also on offer.

Service was friendly and enthusiastic - but on our inspection visit yet to find its feet.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Seafood
  • Lunch: Mon-Sat 7.30-22.00, Sun 8.30-22.00; mains from £9 to about £30; Sunday Carvery at lunchtime from about £10
  • Dinner: Mon-Sat 7.30-22.00, Sun 8.30-22.00; mains from £9 to about £30
  • Seats: 150
  • Wine: a concise list is backed up by various daught beers
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, groundfloor only
  • Directions: See the map at the top of the page
  • Air conditioned

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Address: 1-2 Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HX
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