Things to do in Canterbury – Foody Heaven

Food and drink in Canterbury

Good on the go

Canterbury boasts a vast array of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and street food vendors. If you have worked up an appetite from studying hard, you can make the most of your access to independent, standalone outlets that the city offers, such as:

  • Club Burrito - well-known for its take on Mexican street food
  • Pork & Co. - with its famous pulled pork burgers
  • Willows Secret Kitchen - specialists in artisan coffee
  • The Veg Box Café - an informal restaurant offering vegetarian and organic dishes
  • Lost Sheep Coffee - an independent coffee stop popular with passers-by.

Sit down and dine

Café Des Amis is a popular choice amongst students, where you can enjoy good food with friends in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere, surrounded by vibrant decor and great Latin music. Many of their dishes are for sharing, giving it a sociable and informal atmosphere - great for a study break.

Saint Smokey's BBQ House is a family run restaurant specialising in a unique range of BBQ sauces created using secret family recipes. It is ranked as #2 of 254 restaurants to visit in Canterbury on Trip Advisor, making it one well worth visiting!


If you fancy trying a Mediterranean restaurant beside the River Stour, Cafe du Soleil may be for you. There, you can enjoy a fusion of modern Mediterranean, French and Italian food. Cooked in a wood burning oven, their pizza comes highly recommended!

Something sweet

To finish off your meal you can also visit Kaspa's, an exicitng new dessert house that offers the world's favourite hot and cold desserts. Serving waffles, crepes and sundaes, their mission is to create an environment where enjoying authentic, mouth-watering desserts with family, friends and loved ones is an unforgettable experience.

You can also dine in the ever-popular and affordable High Street chain restaurants, many of them offering student discounts, such as Strada, Zizzi’s, Café Rouge, Pizza Hut, and student favourite Nandos.

Don’t forget to make use of your student discount by speaking to the Students’ Union and getting your hands on an NUS card.