Taste of Kent Awards Winner 2017 - The Corner House Minster

March 2017

The Corner House Minster collects Taste of Kent restaurant of the Year 2017

We are pleased to announce Corner House Minster collected the Taste of Kent Restaurant of the Year for the second time in three years at a prestigious awards ceremony at The Kent Event Centre in Detling on Thursday 9 March.

It is the second time that The Corner House, which celebrates its fourth anniversary in June, has been presented the award, having been a finalist in the best restaurant category for the past three years. The award recognises the quality of the guest experience from arrival to departure.

Matt Sworder is chef proprietor of The Corner House Minster and its sister restaurant The Corner House Canterbury, which opened in July 2016. He collected the award with operations manager Emma May, head chef of Canterbury Mark Cragg, commis chef at Minster Glenn White and Minster’s housekeeper Abi Baillet. Unfortunately, Minster’s head chef Predrag Kostic was unable to attend due to personal reasons. The other finalists in the restaurant category were The Mulberry Tree in Boughton Monchelsea, and Saltwood on the Green in Saltwood.

Matt says, “We were up against some tough competition and I can honestly say that the win was totally unexpected. The team has been working especially hard to ensure we maintain standards whilst opening up a second restaurant and this award is for them. It’s a real honour to work with such a professional and enthusiastic team and they thoroughly deserve this recognition. It’s also fantastic to have the spotlight shining back on our flagship restaurant, following the successful launch of Canterbury last year.”

February 2017

The Guardian Review The Corner House

Picking up the paper on a Saturday morning and who should appear?

“Taking something basic and dialling up quality is one of chef Matt Sworder’s specialisms”

“what really impresses is Jane’s salad starter: a lemon tangle of leaves radish, pea shoots and roasted butternut, balanced with pesto and goats cheese”

“with top notch food and warm hospitatlity in a tourist honeypot like Canterbury, this second Corner House venture looks sure to be a success”

The Guardian Review The Corner House

December 2016

Weekendr Review The Corner House

“Each course was faultless. .A chicken liver parfait starter, as smooth as butter, was topped with a port rich jelly…"

“Mains maintained the appearance of effortlessness, washed down with Chapel Down Union Red…”

“But best of all was some of the finest steak and chips I’ve eaten anywhere all year”

Weekendr Review The Corner House

November 2016

Online review of The Corner House Canterbury by Gabriella Le Breton, Travel Writer

“Set just outside Canterbury's historic city walls, this sensitively restored medieval pub offers heart-warming, locally sourced food, vast sharing platters, three characterful bedrooms and bags of history.”

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The Corner House reviewed by Kent Live

August 2016

The Corner House reviewed by Kent Live

"Homemade food is the star of the show at The Corner House Canterbury"

"You wouldn't think that a restaurant that first opened its doors just over a month ago would be heaving to the rafters on a Thursday evening..."

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