Oscar & Bentleys

Oscar & Bentleys

British

0.5 miles
Canterbury, CT1 2JQ
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Oscar & Bentleys is a gem of an establishment situated in the heart of Canterbury. Everything about the experience of eating here is a treat. The staff are friendly and passionate about their food, the dining area is beautiful and light, and the food is exquisite.

The menu features so many indulgent and delicious delicacies that the fact that all the food is gluten-free comes as something of a surprise - but a most pleasant one. By reworking dishes such as traditional battered fish and chips, the owners have successfully created a haven for those with gluten intolerances. It's somewhere they can relish the experience of care-free ordering. While the claim that Oscar & Bentley's is 'the home of glamorous gluten-free food' is absolutely justified, there is so much more to recommend this delightful bistro.

The menu is extremely impressive, with starters such as ham hock and guinea fowl terrine, served with homemade chutney, and baked Portobello mushroom with homemade pesto and mozzarella. Wonderfully moist gluten-free bread, delicately flavoured with nigella seeds, accompanies the starters. On a menu full of imaginative and lovingly prepared dishes, mains include butternut squash risotto, Thai red curry and a 21-day-aged rib-eye steak with onion rings and chips. On the day of our visit, the specials included spinach cannelloni, but we opted for a delightful lemon sole wrapped around a centre of prawn mousse, served with curly kale, saffron potatoes and delicious fresh asparagus. The whole dish was light and the freshness of the ingredients sang. The beef goulash we also tried was rich and delicious, heady with smoked paprika and served
with dumplings.

The dessert menu cannot be faulted. From a sticky toffee pudding to die for, to seasonal fruit crumbles, chocolate brownies and affogato with biscotti, there is something for everyone. An even wider selection of home-baked cakes and scones is the cherry on the (gluten-free) cake.

Every dish is created with care and attention is paid to every detail. Eating at Oscar & Bentley's is a real treat. It's a unique place that manages to be both sophisticated and cosy - a must-visit
+5Oscar & Bentleys
Open: Tues 10am-5pm; Weds-Sat 10am-9pm (last orders); Sun 11am-5pm

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