The Humble Pescatarian Reviews The Corner House Canterbury

The Corner House restaurant in Canterbury, Kent was recently reviewed by The Humble Pescatarian, and here's just a little bit of what she had to say about her time at the restaurant...

Corner House Canterbury reviewed by The Humble Pescatarian

The Food is absolutely out of this world. I’ve been to a lot of places across Kent and cannot believe that not only have I not really heard much of a buzz about The Corner House but also how incredible the food is.

To start I had the mackerel with a trio of beetroots and a horseradish cream – the mackerel was sweet and delicious, melting away in my mouth but the beetroot was incredible. On the base of the plate, the mackerel was sat on some thinly sliced pickled beetroot coloured with turmeric and the sweetness of the beetroot served with the creamy strong horseradish was like an explosion of flavour in my mouth – so beautiful.

You have to go to this hidden gem. I’m kicking myself that I haven’t been here before because it’s now top of my list for future visits. They have great deals and events for those who want to save a few pounds but their pricing structure is incredibly fair for the amount of effort gone into your plate of food and the atmosphere is so welcoming, fabulous drinks menu and very comfortable and quiet. The food though, is out of this world good – you can tell that every chef in the kitchen takes the quality of their food to heart and that shows on the plate.

To read the full review, please head over to the Humble Pescatarian's website here!

The Corner House Minster becomes dog friendly

Corner House Minster - Dog Friendly Restaurant in Kent

The Corner House restaurant in Minster, Kent, has opened its doors to a different kind of guest. The award-winning restaurant now welcomes well behaved dogs to the top tier of its restaurant.

From this month, diners can relax knowing their furry companions are safe and content as they enjoy delicious, seasonal local food cooked by The Corner House’s talented team.

Chef owner, Matt Sworder comes from a dog-loving family but has not previously allowed dogs into the restaurant to avoid upsetting other diners. However, with dogs now the most popular pet in the UK and with Kent being a favourite destination for dog lovers and walkers, the team decided to give it a go.

Matt says, “We have long been a nation of dog lovers but in recent years there has been a shift towards dogs becoming more like companions than pets. As a result we are seeing more and more respected dining establishments opening up to the idea of welcoming dogs. Minster is surrounded by wonderful walks and fortunately our restaurant layout allows us to establish a dog friendly area, away from those who might not be so keen.”

The Corner House Minster welcomes well behaved dogs into the restaurant but does request that diners give notice at the time of booking to ensure their table is in the dog friendly area. Those with dogs who wish to extend their stay can also book accommodation in the nearby Durlock Lodge, which is owned by Matt’s parents and is just a few minutes walk away from The Corner House.

The Corner House on Cheese and Biscuits

The Corner house in Canterbury has recently been featured on the Cheese and Biscuits blog site. See what they have to say about us...

I've said before on this blog that the real measure of a healthy dining scene isn't what's going on in the multi Michelin-starred high-falutin' fine dining establishments, but instead what you get for £30-40/head with a glass or two of wine. Don't get me wrong, I love places like Moor Hall, and L'Enclume, and the Fat Duck, of course I do - you'd have to be missing a soul not to have the time of your life eating dinner there, assuming you can stomach the bill - but they exist in their own international jet set tier of restaurants, separate and apart from anywhere you'd just pop into of a cold Tuesday night because you didn't fancy cooking.

And the sad reality is, if you do look at the vast majority of high streets in towns and cities up and down the country, it's still grim pickings for the food-lover. Cookie-cutter Italians like Ask, Zizzi or Prezzo dominate, with fried chicken shops and Nando's taking up whatever grade A spaces are left. Some days, and in some towns, it seems we are further away than ever from having a healthy independent food scene and nothing can save us from the relentless March of the Chains.

So what can we, who care about eating out and eating well, do about all of this? Only to find your precious local gastropub or bistro, with its seasonal menu cooked by proper chefs who get up early to prep all the fresh ingredients themselves, and where it's all served by people who love what they do, and you give them your custom. And if you happen to find yourself in Kent, and need some inspiration for how to find such a place, well let me tell you about the Corner House in Canterbury.

The menu at the Corner House is familiar and comforting as a hug from an old friend. This is, of course, exactly how it should be - you can't win hearts and minds by being stubborn when it comes to traditional gastropub favourites. So there's pork scratchings and sausage rolls, roast sirloin and Yorkshire puddings. There's triple-cooked chips, and braised shoulder of lamb for two. There is, in short, something for everyone, and judging by the happy mix of young and old we sat with on Sunday, they know their audience well.

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Taste of Kent Awards Finalist 2018

Corner House Canterbury - Taste of Kent Awards Finalist 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been placed in the Top 4 for the Taste of Kent Restaurant of the Year award!

We are so very grateful to all that voted for us - we couldn't have done it without your continued support!

We are in great company with The Carriage Restaurant, Buoy & Oyster and The Mulberry Tree who make up the top 4!

Results will be announced on March 8th so stay tuned!

A Celebration of Game!

Wednesday 15th November at 7pm

To celebrate one of our favourite seasons, we are celebrating in true Corner House style with an exclusive 1 night only event showcasing the best in British game! To book, call today on 01843 823000 or 01227 780793.


Rabbit loin in parma ham, piccalilli, crispy sage
Paired with our Romanian Pinot Noir 2016

Venison scotch egg, Jerusalem artichoke puree, toasted hazlenuts
Paired with our Crozes Hermitage 2015

Roasted crown of partridge, chestnut puree, bread sauce, game chips, roast parsnip
Paired with our Smart Dog Syrah 2015

Salted caramel tart, quince, blackberries, honeycomb
Paired with our local Thunder toffee vodka

£45 per guest
£59 per guest with our recommended drink’s flight

5 Minutes with Matt Sworder

5 Minutes with Matt Sworder

Chef and restaurateur Matt Sworder is the owner of Kent-based company The Corner House Restaurant Group. The son of restaurateur David Sworder (Morton’s Fork, The Chequers and Bayside Brasserie in Kent) Matt began a marketing career with an insurance firm before realising he missed the buzz of the restaurant kitchen. He worked for Gordon Ramsay Group, Anthony Demetre and Adam Byatt before opening his first restaurant – the Corner House in Minster, Kent, in 2013. A second restaurant opened in Canterbury last year.

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