6 High Street, Sturry, CT2 0BD
A restaurant like no other, Kathton House occupies a quirky historical building on the outskirts of Canterbury, and has been a staple of Kent’s dining scene for over twelve years. Those in the know will understand why Kathton House has maintained such a loyal following for over a decade. Starting out as a family-run business, the restaurant has continued to thrive under the new ownership of Justin Grenham and Corina Andro-Grenham. Offering one sitting per opening time, a calming and unhurried atmosphere is created in which diners can fully take in the masterful cooking with no interruptions. The restaurant has been refurbished with a tasteful colour scheme and the classy interior is complemented by elegant lighting. On warmer days, the garden is a delightful spot for a summery al fresco meal. The concise menu changes every four weeks to refl ect the very best of the season. Everything is made fresh in-house, from the bread to the ice cream, and ingredients are sourced locally from quality Kent producers and delivered fresh to the door every morning. Head chef Niki is in his element, assembling flavoursome dishes of all kinds and always showing attention to detail, from perfect presentation to delicate flavour combinations. Desserts also refl ect the changing seasons. In the colder months, you might expect Baileys bread and butter pudding, or an apple and rhubarb crumble, while summer might see the likes of delicately decorated berry tarts and Eton Mess. The lunch menu changes daily, but may feature the likes of dolcelatte, artichoke, rocket and hazelnut salad in balsamic dressing, or perhaps smoked salmon with avocado, cherry tomato and baby leaves in lemon dressing. Wine can be recommended by the glass from the extensive and reasonably priced wine list, which has been compiled to complement the food menu. The front-of-house manager Dylan and the friendly team’s priority is to ensure that guests enjoy their meal and their time at the restaurant. Just check out Kathton House’s TripAdvisor page and you’ll see that visitors consistently leave this lovely eatery glowing fi ve-star reviews.