Oscar & Bentleys

4.4
520 reviews
£25 and under
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 520 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
Ambience
4.3
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Surreyguy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Finding somewhere to dine with gluten free options is getting easier so finding somewhere which is all gluten free is amazing. The choice of food is fantastic and the taste is so good so one would never guess. Others should follow this friendly and welcoming example.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The overall experience was good, my wife was impressed being gluten intolerant having an entire menu that was gluten free. The restaurant had a great location and the building was very nice.

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sherrieinkent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, pretty little restaurant in the city centre. Excellent vegan and regular menu. Friendly, hospitable service and great value

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Wend
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and food in this lovely bistro for our daughter's graduation meal. Good food, great and friendly service. Will definitely return.

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AnnM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic place to eat. All food gluten free. Good choice.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome, service was brilliant really friendly.

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EdinaD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed great food,fab service by Holly.
Nice atmosphere

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A quiet city centre restaurant with a few nice vegan options. Friendly staff; good food.

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TracyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service.
I have celiac decease and it’s very rare that I can go to a restaurant where you can choose anything from the menu!
Great vegan choices too.
Totally recommend to anyone who just wants to enjoy great food in a relaxing, friendly environment.

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TriciaC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a very pleasant meal on a quiet Sunday evening. I rarely eat fish and chips but was glad I made an exception on this occasion. Thin, crisp batter and a good, chunky piece of fish, with chips and mushy peas. The staff were lovely and service very speedy.
Thank you

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VivienB
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

If you want to enjoy your meal in a pleasant, quiet and characterful venue, Oscar & Bentley is ideal.

The menu was interesting, lots of tempting ideas, service was efficient and friendly.

Good ambience, within an obviously historic building.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and excellent portion sizes, nice to have veggie options that went beyond risotto and looking forward to going back to try next month's menu. Great little restaurant with really friendly staff, seems to get very busy though so definitely advise booking.
Good value for two 3-course meals and drinks

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Bigbanker13
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice little cafe, serving some good well cooked food

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kate
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We used to come to Oscar and Bentleys for lunch as a small group of friends. Food, service was always good. Very disappointing when last visited. We all had fish cakes which had bones in and tasted unpleasant. Too much potato and fish tasted not very fresh. Menu was very different too. We won’t be rushing back.

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RobO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is great to find a restaurant that is specifically gluten free and is so understanding about other food intolerances. It just makes the whole experience of eating out so much less stressful.
Thank you

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal here and food was well cooked and presented. A small menu to choose from but the food was tasty. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although I am not gluten free a member of our party is. I wasn’t sure sure what to expect food wise but my meal was delicious. I ordered a burger and honestly couldn’t tell the bun was gluten free. The best chips I’ve had for a long time. I also opted for the sticky toffee pudding which was also delicious. This restaurant is so good I would go back myself even though im not gluten free. Our waitress was very helpful friendly. I would definitely recommend dining here.

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JodieJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a really lovely restaurant. Food was beautiful. The waitress was so nice and friendly. The only thing that was slightly annoying, we were squeezed in between 2 other tables which was a little too close. But it didn't effect the noise or our meal. We would definitely go back.

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HayleyT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Lovely food, no real abience and shocked to see chef and kitchen staff leaving before we had finished our meal at about 8.15pm

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samia
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcoming environment, great service and fantastic food. Recommended.

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kim01
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect quiet hidden gem in the heart of Canterbury

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Lilliek
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little restaurant, attentive staff and great food, what more do you want.

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AmyR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing choice. I am gluten free and it was great to have so much to choose from and every tasted amazing. Also great for other dietary requirement. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect venue for gluten free and dog friendly! Food was lovely, great portions and lots of choice. Service exceptional, with genuine people who gave us lots of tips about the local area.
Couldn’t recommend enough.

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ClareM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal out with my mum, staff really friendly and helpful. Answered questions we had about the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very tasty and well presented food 🍽

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Drab food with the I’m doing you a favour service. Not a great experience. No atmosphere at all. Would not recommend or return

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MKxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great food, lovely staff, wasnt sure what to expect but was so pleased we went.

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HeidiH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great choice for the four of us. Two vegans one vegetarian and one meat eater. All catered for superbly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little place for lunch

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Flo345
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a fantastic little bistro in the heart of Canterbury. Service is wonderful, the menu is great and varied with gluten free options. The place is very cosy and dog friendly too for those travelling with pets. I would highly recommend it!

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LauraM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It's always a pleasure to eat here. Entire menu is GF and they also have vegan options for vegans or people with dairy issues. We went upstairs as the ground floor was busy and quite noisy. Upstairs was quiet and we were able to have a good catch up. Staff were attentive but not intrusive and our orders came quickly. Food is delicious, recommend the halloumi starter and the salmon main. As always, we were a bit too stuffed for pudding - one day!

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AmeeF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful little restaurant, which was dog friendly but most importantly catered for my mum who is a coeliac. Dad was particularly impressed that it catered "very well for us normal people too!" We loved the tempura prawns and the ice cream was amazing! Will be coming back next time we're in Kent!

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Mikey
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable. Great food, great service in a very cosy atmosphere. Highly recommend. Will definitely going back.

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SamanthaS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, really enjoyed the meal and company. Some of the interior a little tired, but that is inconsequential

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KazA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food, great for those who require a gluten free diet. Service a bit slow and occasionally felt a bit forgotten as sitting outside but it was a busy lunch time .
Will definitely return next time we are in the area

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so impressed with this restaurant in every way that we return for a second evening.
Everything about the place was a joy, it was small and staff were personable and made you feel welcome.
First evening I had the Bavette steak, perfectly cook and fries to die for. Second evening I had the Ming Prawn Creole Curry, fragrant and not too spicy I can highly recommend both dishes. A BIG thank you to all the staff, kitchen and front of house!!

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Sazza
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food came out on dirty plate and needed to be replaced. Dessert came out cold and was sent back to be heated up. Little in way of apology. Food was nice enough.

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PatrickF
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Characterful place in central Canterbury. Excellent food. Totally gluten free.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service as always. Will definitely come back

FAQs

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

Oscar & Bentleys is rated 4.4 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.