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1 Dover Street

Phone: 01227 780793

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Food service times:

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8:30pm

We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Join Team Corner House

We want to work with great people so we are always recruiting for individuals passionate about hospitality & a great guest expereince! If you are interested in working for an award winning restaurant brand where team work is fundamental, please click on the button below to download an application form. Once completed, email it to us or drop it into our restaurant! We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet the Team

Matt Sworder

Owner / Restaurateur
After working in London for Anthony Demetre, Adam Byatt and Gordon Ramsay in June 2013, Matt opened the first Corner House restaurant in Minster to critical acclaim. Matt passionately believes that there are many corners of Kent and beyond that would welcome Corner House restaurants and has exciting plans for the future of the brand. Matt comments "Team Corner House work with me, not for me. Together we will achieve restaurants that are a little different. I am lucky enough to work with a top team".

Emma May

Operations Manager
Emma first joined the Corner House team as Restaurant Manager in our Minster site in November 2014. Emma previously managed the award winning Waterwitch canal side pub in Lancaster which specialised in homecooked, seasonal food and local cask ales. During her time there, it received the accolade of Best Pub in the North West. Emma attended Lancaster University, achieving a BA in Philosophy and wrote her dissertation on Bob Dylan.

Predrag Kostic

Head Chef
Originally from Serbia, Predrag trained at Thanet College, achieving not only his level three, but was a National Finalist for "Best of British 2012" at Hotelympia. Predrag went on to train at Richard Philips Pearsons Arms in Whitstable, and joined Team Corner House in January 2014.

Rebecca Warley Luckhurst

Head Chef

Rebecca joined the Corner House team in February 2017 as a Chef De Partie in Minster. She has worked hard and developed as a chef and now holds the role of joint Head Chef. At home she is a keen baker and makes mouth-watering confectionary and cakes.

Tony Davis

Head Chef

Tony joined The Corner House Minster team as Sous Chef in October 2017 and is now joint Head Chef of Canterbury. Tony has previously worked with Matt at the Bayside Brasserie and has a real flare for creating imaginative and truly tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Rick Noakes


Rick joined us in February 2023 having worked at Cote Brasserie for 6 years. His passion is music. If he’s not singing in the back kitchen, he’s using his annual leave to attend all the music festivals & live gigs he can!

Claudia Sabuda

General Manager

Claudia completed a law degree with a focus on workplace legislation & started her career as a General Manager at the age of 24. Her passion is wine & food matching & outside work she loves to travel.

Antony Mason

Restaurant Supervisor

Antony joined Corner House is March 2023 having previously worked at Cote Brasserie. His passion is cocktails and makes the best espresso martini in town! He did his degree in Film at Kent University so in his free time he is either watching films or Formula 1.

Clare Wilsdon


Clare brings a wealth of bookkeeping experience to The Corner House and ensures both our staff and suppliers are looked after. Clare ensures every detail of finance world is accurate working with our fantastic accountant Josh at Kent Coast Accounts . Clare is a key player in our team and we are very grateful for what she brings to the party.

Malgorzata Chelinska


Malgorzata, or Maggie as she is known to the team, joined us as Head Housekeeper at Corner House Minster in April 2019.  She has now joined us in Canterbury and keeps the rooms looking immaculate and also works alongside the chefs in the kitchen as a kitchen porter.

James Bartlett

Kitchen Porter

James aka “Jam” joined the Minster team in November 2018 as Kitchen Porter and has now joined us in Canterbury. He likes gaming, Liverpool and loves karaoke! He always has a great big smile on his face and boosts team morale whenever he is on shift.

Joao Pedro Freitas

Kitchen Porter

Joao, originally from Portugal, joined us after his mother and sister had also been team members (maybe there’s something in the blood).  A good all rounder who works in both the kitchen and the rooms with a dry sense of humour and a whiz with IT.

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