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Marlowe's Restaurant

City CentreEuropean, British
61 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.

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


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


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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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.

61 Marlowe's Restaurant Reviews

61 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Carol H.18 days ago · 1 review

Food was excellent although I wouldn’t have the mussels again they were so tiny and tasteless the sauce was delicious tho the service was also exc

Pam M.a month ago · 1 review

The waiter was extremely helpful and knew his stuff. The food was very well cooked and delicious. Both my husband and I are looking forward to going there again

Lorna O.a month ago · 1 review

With not much time before our Theatre trip, this was a great choice of restaurant. We were served so quickly but this did not detract from the excellent quality of the food! The waiter was so nice even though he was managing single handed in an excellent fashion! Would definitely recommend :-)

Linda C.a month ago · 1 review

Great variety of dishes on the menu, all the food was lovely, as was our waitress Lucy. Great ambience, highly recommended by our party of 7.

Tony M.10 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.10 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

Christine D.4 months ago · 1 review

Easy and quick way of booking a table and in my case for 5 people. We arrived on time with the table laid and awaiting and were seated immediately. The food was served quickly and to a good standard at reasonable prices. This is a very handy restaurant to eat if using the Marlowe Theatre.

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!!

andrew b.2 months ago · 1 review

Friendly, helpful but not pushy service.Meals were quick and of fab quality- we all had a great time We had a couple of fussier diners with us but their requests were noted and food came as asked- the set evening menu is quite limited for fussier diners being the only reason I scored 5 and not 6

Zoe P.6 months 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

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