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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Christmas 2017 at The Corner House

Christmas Day bookings are now being taken, so if you would like to come along and celebrate with us this year, call our Minster restaurant today on 01843 823000, or our Canterbury restaurant on 01227 780793.


Canapés and a glass of Chapel Down Three Graces

Parsnip, pear & honey soup, blue cheese crumble (v)
Pan fried scallops, Jerusalem artichoke puree, toasted hazelnuts, bacon & apple
Trio of beetroot, goats cheese mousse, kale & walnut pesto (v)
Stour valley venison tartare, quail egg, mushroom ketchup & crispy shallots

Roast turkey thigh, with the ultimate trimmings
Monkfish wrapped in Parma ham, monkish scampi, grilled baby gem & warm tartare sauce
Fillet of beef wellington, dauphinoise potatoes, winter vegetables, beef jus
Crispy parmesan polenta with wild mushrooms, squash puree, roasted chestnuts & sage (v)

Homemade Christmas pudding, brandy butter, proper custard
Chilled chocolate fondant, salted caramel sauce, toasted hazelnuts
Lemon posset, mulled berries, homemade honeycomb, white chocolate biscotti
A selection of British cheeses, quince puree, homemade walnut & raisin bread & a glass of port

Artisan tea or coffee, homemade truffles & mince pies

Adults £100pp / Kids £90pp

*Ingredients are subject to seasonal availability so dishes may vary*

Do We Get Your Vote?

Vote for the Corner House

Corner House Canterbury has been open over a year now and what an exciting time it has been for us! We are so grateful for all the support we have received and want to know whether you think we deserve Newcomer of the Year in the Kent Life Food & Drink Awards 2017?

The prestigious awards, which launched in 2013, are designed to champion, highlight and offer a showcase to the good and the great from the region’s food and drink industry, including local producers and suppliers, small farming businesses, chefs, restaurants, pubs and hoteliers. All the finalists will be people who care about the countryside and the future of our local environment.

Support the awards and vote here for your favourite in Kent and perhaps Corner House Canterbury as Newcomer of the Year!

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Chapel Down at The Corner House

We are extremely excited to be hosting a special night with Chapel Down in Minster on the 20th July and Canterbury on the 17th August. Both events start at 7pm. Freddie from Chapel Down will be there on the night to talk our guests through the menu and talk about the vineyard in Tenterden.

To book your table, please contact our Minster restaurant today on 01843 823000, or our Canterbury restaurant on 01227 780793.


A celebration of beautiful Thanet Earth tomatoes,
matched with English Rose.

Lobster, peas and courgette salad with monkfish scampi,
matched with Chapel Down Bacchus

Braised beef brisket, dauphinoise, charred baby gem, baby leeks and oyster cream,
matched with Union Red

Elderflower and lemon sorbet

Blueberry clafoutis with honeycomb ice cream,
matched with Curious Apple

Tea, coffee & homemade truffles

£55 per guest

May 2017

Twelfth Night

When we hear good things going on in a Corner House neighbourhood, we like to share it! Check out this great event in June in Minster and there may be time to sneak in a Corner House visit beforehand!!

Twelfth Night in Minster