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The Olive Grove

12 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
+44 1227 764388
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (58 reviews)
“tagine” (34 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Pizza, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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12 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
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1 - 10 of 726 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My Daughter took me to this delightful restaurant, my first visit, for lunch. First impression was very welcoming, the staff were friendly and efficient. We had a faultless meal, I would recommend the Tagines, as long as you are hungry. Overall, excellent choice and value,...More

2  Thank nwalshe021
Reviewed 6 days ago

I attended with my family and a family friend. The service was excellent and the menu had a good variety of sea food and Mediterranean dishes. Our family friend is vegetarian yet she managed to find few choices and she enjoyed the meal. I found...More

2  Thank Nihad T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this place, amazing menus, something for everyone. Really good prices too. The staff were very friendly especially Charlie. We liked it so much we are going back in a couple of weeks !

2  Thank Inspire599025
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really good and the waiter (Charlie) was really nice and helpful. Definitely would come back.

2  Thank Philjm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First evening visit for a family birthday & will definitely be going back again! Food was delicious, no trouble to alter the food slightly for allergies. Waiter Charlie was helpful & friendly too. All in all a lovely restaurant & night out

2  Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When entering i was slightly wary because of the 2 restaurants in 1 thing but i had a lovely meal and the service was fantastic. Very attentive and friendly members of staff. I had the bruschetta to start which was delicious. Very fresh. The pricing...More

3  Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I often visit Canterbury and like to support local restaurants rather than chains. The service was very nice and we enjoyed a tasty selection of the sharing platter with balaclava to finish it off.

2  Thank nannymcphee
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Found this place purely by chance, looking for something different from the usual chains. We thought it was two restaurants (and it is,) but was surprised to be offered a choice of Italian or Lebanese/Moroccan cuisine. As we were clearly sitting in the Arabic part,...More

2  Thank chrishurley
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Just bad food. Meat dishes were cremated and the pizza was either frozen or a pre-made base that was burnt. Service was mixed but one member of staff was sarcastic beyond belief. Restaurant was grubby and very quiet on a Saturday night.

Thank KentTraveller2008
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to come in here for a long time, and finally did so this week. Thought we’d give the 2 for 1 menu a go and wasn’t disappointed. Went for the Lebanese menu as going for Italian would be far too easy. All freshly...More

2  Thank Stephen V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Best Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 764388
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