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Oscar & Bentleys

4.3
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439 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro

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Good Vegetarian Options
Oscar & Bentleys is an intimate bistro set in one of Canterbury's beautiful, historic buildings, with a modern art deco interior. We serve classic & inspired seasonal dishes. Quality is at the heart of everything we do - from our carefully selected suppliers to the finishing detail of our dishes. Everything is beautifully presented to give you, the diner, a wonderful experience.
We have an interesting selection of vegetarian, gluten & dairy free options available at all times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 439 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HelenB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had seen Oscar and Bentleys reviewed on Coeliac UK FB page and were not disappointed. To be able to go to a restaurant and order absolutely anything knowing it is completely gluten free was amazing. The staff were lovely, food was amazing and will definitely go back. Highly recommended.

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KW2000
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, attentive service, fantastic food. Vegan options and family friendly. Would recommended!

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HarveyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with great service. Very nice to be able to enjoy good gluten free food safe in the knowledge it’s not contaminated

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KatherineH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food - all gluten free - would definitely recommend

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GeorgiaB
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have visited a few times now and have never been disappointed!
My partner is GF and enjoys everything as have i - the food to me doesn’t even taste GF!
Would choose to come here over a lot of other restaurants!

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KatherineT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, buzzin’ atmosphere and lovely setting in the heart of Canterbury. Friendly staff and felt Covid safe.

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NatashaN
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing food and ALL gluten-free! Delicious mock tails. Unbelievable value and the best tartare sauce we had all ever had. Wish we had had room for pudding!

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LauraR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really lovely restaurant, so glad I booked for us (2 adults 2 boys (11 & 8) whilst on our short break in Canterbury. Instant homely and friendly vibes - fresh tasting food - will 100% go back if we visit the city again

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was good and chicken wings were amazing. The Hallou

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EmmaN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the service was friendly and professional

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back at this fantastic bistro My wife and I have been eating here regularly for over three years and on every visit we have received a wonderful welcome with service par excellence and a delicious meal.

Oscar and Bentley's is a bistro which Canterbury can be very proud of, not just because of the above comments but because of the way each gluten free dish is prepared and presented.

Our recent meal and service was as fantastic as ever and we are now planning our next visit .

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Revvivi
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant welcoming atmosphere. The decor is simple, the menu fairly limited. But the food is beautifully cooked, the staff extremely pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our visit very much.

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal and alcohol free cocktail. So nice to have so many gluten free options which I can rarely get. Atmosphere was lovely and service really good. Wish I was hungrier so I could have had a dessert! Would definitely return and recommend.

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LawrenceN
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great evening was had. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. An absolute must for visiting Gluten-free eaters!

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ClaireD
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time we visited. We accidentally found this little gem on our last visit to Canterbury.
It didn’t disappoint. I’m vegan, husbands Pescatarian and one fuss box son, all of us found something delicious . So friendly and lovely atmospheric.

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RuthM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely venue!
Had a wonderful evening in here with a wide menu catering for all tastes and needs. The staff are so friendly and helpful.
Will definitely be back.

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Oscar58
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Two of us went there during the eat out to help out offer, I had prebooked. We were sat upstairs in a very hot (admittedly a very hot day) with just a fan in one corner of the room, the staff were very pleasant but clearly over stretched, as they kept forgetting our cutlery. We ordered calamari for starter which was average to say the least the dipping sauce was poured all over and was heavily over seasoned. For mains we had fish and chips and I had a strange prawn curry with courgette and spinach which was not nice, it came with a floury onion bhaji also unpleasant. I had one beer and we orders a mock tail. Even with the 20 pound discount this was £30 which I felt was a lot for the quality of establishment and food. Admittedly we didn’t complain as the staff seemed very stressed, I would t recommend this place - shame has potential

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Kerry
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

The food was very nice however due to the eat out deal the restaurant was very busy. This meant extremely long wait times and some very stressed service staff, which ruined the atmosphere as guests were walking out and the waiter was running around like a headless chicken. We would return for food but staff need more training on time management and handling pressure.

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ANDREWH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting, food and staff.
We would definitely go back.

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Naser
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Let me just say, don't be fooled by the small menu. This food is quality. Oh my oh my.. the starters we had just tasted out of this world. Honestly it felt like a world class chef was making and plating these dishes. Just so tasty, full of flavor and seemed like pretty fresh ingredients too.
The mains where also delicious. And the dessert too.
Everyone was lovely. Great little restaurant.

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Toffee
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was ace - all the food was gluten free which is such a treat. However even if you don’t need GF food - it is still very much worth a visit when in Canterbury. Service was friendly and efficient and not fussy at all. Very wide choice of dishes available.

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EmmaH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an incredible find, the setting is so pretty and staff so friendly and helpful that you automatically know that you are somewhere special.

I had a curry and my friend a burger along side a delicious mocktail where were allow to relax and really savour the delicious flavours without being rushed.

The portions were perfect and price reasonable. Most definitely worth it and I'll definitely be back for more 5 star treatment!

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JanineF
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect location in Canterbury. 100% gluten free menu. Could have literally eaten the whole menu. Well done , dishes were delicious - just wish there was an Oscar and Bentleys in Leicestershire- I’d dine there every week. Staff and service excellent and friendly. Top marks 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

When seated the bring menus and a bottle of hand sanitiser. I had the prawns in a Chili sauce for a starter - this was excellent! My main was the bavette steak - good. It’s British beef so it could be more tender, but it was cooked nicely and seasoned well. The service was very good. Nice outdoor seating which is appreciated in this post COVID world.

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VinceL
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, great food, happy knowing it’s gf and mostly dairy free, and a change of menu, back again soon

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joseantonio
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very nice place to stop when visiting Canterbury. Their fish and chips, amazing, and the service was really nice. It will be our stop next time again!!

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ClareH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely to go to a restaurant that caters for my husband’s gluten free needs but doesn’t compromise on the quality of food for everyone. Our meal was first class and we’ll be visiting again soon.

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GiuseppeC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Cozy with welcoming staff. Terrible food, frozen ingredients and tasteless.

Oscar & Bentleys
Responded on 12 July 2020

Hello, I'm pleased you like our staff but really sad you didn't enjoy your food. We always aim to use fresh, local ingredients but, alongside many in the industry, had a few issues with our supply chain with the reopening. So saying you didn't say you were dissatisfied with anything to our staff & most customers thoroughly enjoyed their food on our first weekend back after the pandemic lockdown. Patience & kindness go a long way right now

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WillW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Vegan menu choices! The one we received in the restaurant is different to the one on the website (in my opinion was better anyway). Highly recommend the vegan sticky toffee pudding.

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deackie
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

In my previous review I commented on the poor children's menu compared to the fabulous standard menu. The children's menu has since been updated. The child in our party was very impressed.

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SharonB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had potato skins to start which had lots of cheese and bacon. Both had burgers - delicious and shared a yummy honeycomb sundae for dessert. Staff were great and look and feel of the place was great.

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NatalieW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was nice although the people that came in after us got double the portion of starters that we did, they clearly knew the staff. The restaurant itself was really cold which was such a a shame as the food was nice. When asked to put the heating on it made no difference so when the door kept opening with people coming & going it made it even colder. Not pleasant eating when your really cold on a cold winters night!

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SuzieB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made to feel very welcome, food delicious and service friendly and quick. We needed to be at the theatre for 7pm and we had plenty of time. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family

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JillD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just brilliant to have so many gluten-free options as a wheat intolerant person. Fish and chips - yes!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to Oscar & Bentleys, staff always welcoming. Love the ambience and variety of food never disappoints

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ScottW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with amazing staff. Can't fault it.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Lovely food and great selection of gluten free and dairy free

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SailingCat
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food with lots of vegan options. The vegan desserts are really scrumptious! Service is friendly and efficient.

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LetitiaH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really wish there were more restaurants like Oscar & Bentley’s. Warm welcome, fantastic food & really clued up about Gluten free food. Will definitely be visiting again.

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NishaG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great vegan /vegetarian menu. Friendly staff and service.

FAQs

Oscar & Bentleys offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01227 454544.

Oscar & Bentleys is rated 4.3 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

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