The Corner House – Canterbury
Overlooking the city walls, this newly refurbished 16th-century coach house is a welcome addition to the beautiful city of Canterbury. There’s real theatre in the dining room, with the open-plan layout showcasing the chefs at work in the stylish kitchen – though the striking character of this beautiful Grade II listed building is also maintained. The Corner House’s charm doesn’t stop at the restaurant thanks to the beautiful garden, which has plenty of seating, and the characterful en-suite guest rooms.
Seasonality and locality are at the heart of the menu with every element carefully created from scratch, including the homemade bread that’s made each morning. The flat-iron steak is a staple dish, served with scrumptious triple-cooked chips and homemade ketchup – it’s a real favourite with the regulars. Other excellent options include sharing dishes such as such as the Stour Valley rabbit loin for two – a delicious dish including rabbit leg cottage pies and rabbit jus. When it comes to dessert, diners are spoilt for choice with the likes of the ever-popular sticky toffee banana sponge pudding, which is drizzled in salted caramel sauce and paired with homemade peanut butter ice cream.
The Corner House is led by the vision of experienced chef-patron Matt Sworder, who also oversees the award-winning sister site in Minster. Having opened its doors in July 2016, The Corner House in Canterbury has already been praised in national publications like The Guardian and The Telegraph, and was even named as one of the five best restaurants in Kent by The Financial Times. Booking is essential.