City Centre
Marlowe's Restaurant

Marlowe's Restaurant

City CentreBritish, European, International££££
75 Reviews
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About Marlowe's Restaurant

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In the spirit of Canterbury’s most famous playwright (and within spitting distance of the famous Marlowe Theatre), Marlowe’s Restaurant on St Peters Street boasts an atmosphere unlike any other in the city centre. It’s vibrant and jovial while maintaining an air of casual elegance. Marlowe’s Restaurant is one of the best options in Canterbury for pre-theatre dining, with a host of starters, salads, sides and main dishes showcasing the best of modern British cuisine, not to mention their fine wines and draught beers. Marlowe’s Restaurant also warrants a multi-course meal, which can feature anything from sesame-encrusted tuna to a honeycomb toffee cheesecake with salted caramel ice cream.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm


Marlowe's Restaurant
55 St Peter's Street, City Centre
Canterbury CT1 7HZ

Menu Highlights



Garlic Bread

(Add cheese £1)

House Pate

Home made Pate served with crispy bacon crumbs, toasted bread, onion marmalade and pickles


Baby squid rings served with sweet chilli sauce and toasted bread
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More about Marlowe's Restaurant, Canterbury

Believed to be one of the – if not the – oldest restaurants in the heart of Canterbury, Marlowe’s Restaurant is as charming a British pub and restaurant as you’re likely to find anywhere. As we said, it’s set on St Peters Street, just meters from the Marlowe Theatre inside a cute townhouse with panelled windows and white brick. As a result, Marlowe’s is wonderfully atmospheric – especially during theme nights when the staff get into the spirit and don costumes – with an unmistakable vibe and intimacy that make it ones of the most unique spots in Canterbury to enjoy proper British food and drink.

Despite Marlowe’s Restaurant being a part of Canterbury’s history, the name of the game when it comes to the food is very much modern British. The lunch menu has options in the way of goats’ cheese gratin, slow-roasted pork belly and traditional fish and chips, while for dinner there’s a steak board, chicken supreme, lamb skewers and plenty more besides. Stop by on Sunday for a roast or anytime you like for a cosy drink. We love Marlowe’s, and we know you will, too.

75 Marlowe's Restaurant Reviews

75 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Kate H.3 days ago · 1 review

We all thoroughly enjoyed meal and service, good value for money. Will definitely go there again. Thanks for making our evening so nice and rewarding. Excellent service, friendly waiter, food excellent

Dale G.6 days ago · 2 reviews

Lovely little restaurant situated in the high street in Canterbury city centre. We ate from the lunch time menu and the main and dessert were lovely for a very reasonable price. Highly recommend

Carol W.13 days ago · 1 review

Lovely helpful staff -good choice of meals on the special menu-food tasty and hot and very good value-wine by the glass quite expensive but this is usual!