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Marlowe's Restaurant

City Centre · European, British · ££££
43 Reviews

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.

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

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:30 am
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

Chef's Choice



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


Marlowes Chicken

House marinated chicken thighs served with roasted potatoes finished on a bacon, rosemary, mushrooms & shallots sauce with side salad

Chicken Supreme

Stuffed with spinach & pine nuts served with oyster mushrooms sauce & crushed baby new potatoes

House Burger

Fresh burger stacked with lettuce, tomato, cheese, smoked bacon and crispy peppered onions. Served with house chips


Trio of Sorbet

Combination of raspberry, mango and lemon sorbet

Salted Caramel Fudge Cake

We serve it hot or cold with pouring cream or your choice of ice-cream


Home made tiramisu served with espresso
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Further Information

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.

43 Marlowe's Restaurant Reviews

kathy m.13 days ago · 1 review

Lovely lovely staff, great xmas atmosphere! Marlowe's is a good value experience and we enjoyed our visit today. Thanks to everyone for lunch, see you again.

Zoe P.16 days ago · 1 review

Great food really nice selection and everybody’s food came out at the same time which was nice as we was a party of 12 Friendly staff always polite and willing to help Loved the Christmas decor, Will definitely be returning

Hannah H.a month ago · 1 review

Great meal, lovely staff and although the menu has changed a lot since we went there last, we really enjoyed our meal. The set menu is good value too, whilst having a varied choice.

Jan B.a month ago · 1 review

Once again and enjoyable meal before a visit to the Marlowe theatre. Never had a bad meal and the service is always very good. Will be back that's for sure.

Tony M.4 months ago · 1 review

Went in a party of six, shown to our table and drinks ordered and served quite quickly 3 of us ordered the garlic mushrooms starter, but none of us could taste any garlic when eating it. The pork belly and crushed new potatoes main was very tasty, plenty of potatoes but could have done with a vegetable as well, such as runner beans. The friends who ordered sea bass were happy with theirs, as well as potatoes they had tomatoes and beans. Our 5 mains were only just lukewarm, but the steak and chips order was hot so guess ours had to wait while that was being cooked. Coffees ordered and arrived promptly. Food overall good value for money, although drinks on the pricey side.

Christine K.5 months ago · 1 review

The staff were friendly and helpful with the menu, and the food was delicious, the only complaint was the portion was quite small , I had lamb with roasted veg and potatoes but there were only 2 small halves of potatoe and could have done with a bit more lamb, but it was veryusyso perhaps they were running out, but I would definitely go there again

anita w.a year ago · 1 review

The meal we had was lovely, and the decorations at Christmas make the Restauarant very cosy and festive. The only complaint I have is that we booked online which was very easy, but when we arrived for the meal was told that they needed the table for someone else in an hour and a half!! That wasn't the best greeting we could have received. I felt we were being rushed once we had our main course,and we left without having a dessert!!

Ian P.9 days ago · 1 review

The meal was ok. The bill was £36.50 and I had every intention of leaving the change from £40 as a tip but when no change arrived I decided to ask for my change and gave them £1.50. To my way of thinking a tip is discretionary restaurants should not decide to take their own tip. Rant over!!

Wendy I.5 months ago · 1 review

Sunday lunch was lovely. We all ate off the set menu and all the food was really good. They made changes when requested. Good service at the right speed. There were seven of us and we had a comfortable table with enough room.

Diane B.7 months ago · 1 review

Unfortunately the reception we got from one of the waitresses was not a welcoming as expected. We had reserved a table and when we were sitting down this waitress asked if we had booked despite being shown to our seat by another girl. Her manner was not awful!!

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