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best canterbury restaurants


01227 200777

14-15 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NY

The Cook's Tale Restaurant, formally named the Ambrette is

 located in the city centre just a ten minute walk from the Marlowe Theatre and the high street. The Restaurant is also close to Watling Street car park and Castle Street car park.  Our chefs are passionate about showcasing Canterbury produce with a modern Asian twist. Renowned award winning chef Dev Biswal has received national awards and recognition from many major food guides for his unique and innovative food menus.

We are heavily invested into our local community here in Canterbury. Most ingredients on our menu are sourced within half an hour driving distance from our restaurant. Our menu celebrates local farms and food producers from the Canterbury area. 

We are strongly focused towards sustainability and use ingredients that are organic and do not harm the environment. We do not use meats that are heavily farmed or seafood that is heavily fished. Instead we buy our produce from small local food producers from the Canterbury area. We are actively reducing our impact on the environment by reducing our carbon footprint and waste. 


Closed Tues & Wed all day

Mon & Thurs 12PM to 3:00 PM

(Last Order 2:30PM)

Mon &  Thurs 5:30 PM to 10:30PM

(Last order 09:30PM)

Friday - Sunday 12PM - 11:00 PM

(Last order 09:30 PM)



Just a few of our most recent awards and accolades


February 29th 2020

Ambrette Margate receives top accolade in The Times and The Sunday Times featuring as one of “Britains”s 30 best restaurants for a curry”

”recognised for its creative approach, which fuses seasonal ingredients from Kent and influences from France and Southeast Asia with traditional regional Indian cooking in dishes such as tandoori Kentish quail with turmeric and cumin, served with game samosa and bacon chutney naan” 

"Wonderful time and lunch with friends

Lunch with friends at this place was fabulous. They offer vegan and vegetarian options. The food arrived quickly and it was tasty. Friendly staff and refreshing cocktails. Good location of the restaurant as well. We will be back."

Vufik Vasken 

Tripadvisor 13 Sep 23

Enjoyable food full of flavour. Exceptional customer service. Highly recommended

Fantastic Indian restaurant that left a lasting impression on us. We were greeted by a warm and welcoming lady.
The lady who served us was not only knowledgeable about the menu but also incredibly attentive to our needs. She guided us through the diverse dishes, making excellent recommendations based on our preferences.
The food was extremely tasty. The flavours were authentic and unforgettable. We will be back"


Tripadvisor Sep 23


Lovely unexpected experience

Ashar served us yesterday evening, we went for a quick eat just before we went on a ghost tour. She was very informative and had a good recommendation for us as we haven’t tried much Indian dishes. She was prompt and very knowledgeable plus she gave us a proper service explaining us how to eat the food to enjoy the full experience. She is a star, thank you so much for the experience. Will be back!"


Aug 2023 

"Delicious food and fab service We’ve eaten here twice in recent months and each time the food has been delicious! The first time we had the set lunch, and then last night the Bottomless Thali.
Both have been fab; flavoursome and tasty.
The staff and service is great too. Ashar, the manager, in particular is brilliant and an asset to the restaurant.
I’d highly recommend The Cook’s Tale, and plan to return again soon!



Aug 2023

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