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Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie

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89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
+44 1227 780749
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were so looking forward to this yesterday. We always have the fruit de mer platter and it is fabulous. It's a real show stopper of a meal and brilliantly presented. Sadly, on this occasion it was totally underwhelming-I wished I had taken a photo. The serving for 2 was considerably smaller than before, it was not... More 

Thank KentBubbles
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bought a fish rondue voucher for two for my daughter and I to try. Didn't have a clue what this involved! Fresh fish is bought to the table. Raw scallops, prawns, cod, haddock and salmon in chunks. Separate platter came with a choice of dips and 2 bowls of side salad as well as 2 bowls of fries. A large... More 

Thank Emma C
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were very impressed with Chapman's and we will be returning. I bought a voucher of Groupon for the fish rondue which is where you cook the fish yourself. When we arrived we were shown to our table and gave our drinks order. We decided to have starters and we both had the salt and pepper squid... More 

Thank Bucklands
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm welcome and no piped music - good start. Tables not crammed. Our v friendly and polite waitress (just starting there) knew nothing (eg where is their sauvignon from?) about the wines - why hadn't someone briefed her? Prawns recently unfrozen and utterly tasteless. Uninspiring sauce to go with. Moules huge and tasty but too much salt in the sauce... More 

2 Thank Awriter_12
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Canterbury on business, so eating on my own. After a walk round the city centre, I settled on this place, because I'm keen on fish and I like independent restaurants. As it was mid-week, the restaurant wasn't busy, so service was quick. For starters, I ordered the salt and pepper squid with chilli mayo (£7.50). For the... More 

Thank slwenglish
Faversham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed with our meal here last week as it didn't seem to be up to its high standard. Not sure if it was because we were there on a Wednesday evening and everyone else seem to be having the all you can eat mussels! My son ordered the white bait, the last time we came it seemed... More 

2 Thank Zung T
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i visited this amazing Restaurant again,and once again the food was fantastic,highly recommend.

Thank Beauman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend and was not disappointed. I went yesterday with a friend for lunch. We both had the set lunch which was fantastic and very good value for money The staff were extremely friendly I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Carol B
Malaga, Spain
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121 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there with a Rondue (?) and it was excellant, the choice of fish and shellfish was very comprehensive, if you like fish this is the place, you wont be disappointed , do book as it is very popular , right near the West Gate.

Thank curatokid
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163 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing seafood (and a good choice of lots of other items!). We visited on Friday night and really enjoyed ourselves with friends. I had the very good rock oysters, followed by half a lobster in thermadore sauce and a lovely rice pudding. The one gripe - they ran out of Curious Brew !

Thank Tricky666

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$51
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89-90 St. Dunstans Street, Canterbury CT2 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 780749
Nestled in the picturesque area of St Dunstans, Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie offers a fresh, honest selection of the region's finest catches. Optimising freshness and sustainability, Chapman's is the only restaurant owned by the fish wholesalers. In the bright, crisp dining room filled with whitewashed surfaces and solid beams, favourite delicacies include lobster, crab, mussels and oysters. One of the few independent restaurants in Canterbury.

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