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The Dolphin

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17 St. Radigunds Street, Canterbury CT1 2AA, England
+44 1227 455963
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for late lunch and although they were extremely busy, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was superb and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

Thank Whitbychick
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a couple of drinks in the comfortable surroundings of this inviting pub with its quirky collection of curios. My wife was impressed with the range of fruit wines, especially the cherry wine. The staff were pleasant and friendly and we enjoyed a chat with the amiable landlord, who was attentive enough to serve me a replacement pint of... More 

Thank kensmoon
Pamber Green
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here on Easter Monday and thought the food was excellent. Unusual queuing system at the bar but that seems to work. Main courses are exceptionally generous in portion size so beware! All food freshly cooked to a high quality. Our 4 meals were Lamb, Chicken Pie, Fish Salad & Fish Cakes - all were exceptional. I would... More 

Thank Tony R
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after reading the reviews on here and seeing the menu. Really helpful, friendly staff. Great fish and chips and steak and ale pie, plus a great crumble and custard. Reasonably priced. Worth noting that the kitchen closes at 2 but they gave us a heads up so we didn't miss lunch.

Thank Richard H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After coming here with my friends at Christmas we came again for a birthday and both times staff were friendly and helpful. The manager agreed to add an item onto the menu as we had liked it so much at Christmas. Great food great portions and a great price

Thank kimmyslice
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here many times as the food is consistently good. Friendly, helpful staff. Gets very busy so wise to book weekend evenings.

Thank janedis
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for lunch on a weekend. The food is good: just want you want from a pub lunch! The service was a bit slow however. Waited over an hour for the mains to be sent out, and other tables were served before us even though we ordered before. Also, when clearing plates, please don't stack them at the table!... More 

1 Thank FrequentFlyerEater89
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Price of a pint of real ale was a good 30% more than the pub down the road (tax rises were blamed!!!)

Thank Mark N
Chestfield, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Ridiculously expensive! £7.75 for a pint and a half of Peroni! Plenty of other pubs in Canterbury that are better and cheaper than this.

1 Thank Teresa S
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited the Dolphin on a Sunday around 1:30pm and the pub was busy and buzzing but all the staff greeted us with a smile and sat us down straight away even though our booking was for a little later. The Pub is very cosy and warm with a perfect atmosphere. We made a booking for Sunday Roast as we... More 

Thank Angelica C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 St. Radigunds Street, Canterbury CT1 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 455963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?