The Goods Shed
Station Rd West, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8AN
- Tel: 01227 459153
Much Better Than That
01/06/2009 by JohnMorr
So why did Pieter Boon give it only 3 stars? This is the shining gastronomic star in Canterbury (don't ask me about some of the over-rated others) and always reliable (apart from the Beeton Banquet, an unadvised abberation last month). But when the kitchen is cooking in its comfort zone and the chef is stalking around the market at 1030 am deciding on that day's menus, you know you are in good hands. Never had a bad (normal) meal, always confident in the cooking, service and wines (the house bottles are excellent). Indeed, no wheelchair access, bt it is a converted goods shed, after all. And the loos are perfectly sweet and clean, if a bit rustic. And they have proper pull-down roller towels rather than hot air blowers. All in all, thoroughly recommended - and they have a stack of international awards as testimony. Quite rightly so, IMHO.Report this
The Goods Shed Canterbury
15/01/2009 by Pieter_Boon
On the recommendation of my good friend, Philip Carter, I decided to celebrate my 33rd wedding anniversary at the Goods Shed, and was I pleasantly surprised. It was one of the coldest nights that I have ever experienced in the UK (minus 7, I believe) but the atmosphere and food warmed the cockles of my heart. I liked the spacious setup, and what really impressed me was the fact that there was no background music, which meant that my wife and I could have a conversation without having to raise our voices to be heard by our neighbours. The tables were spaced adequately, and the rustic ambience perfected the atmosphere. The home-made bread was a good appetiser, as was the local ale. The scallops starter was superb - served exactly the way I like it, not overcooked, and smacking of the sea. My wife's hake was excellent - succulent and tender, and my rib-eye steak was perfect to the last bit. The Goods Shed has definitely not seen the last of me, and I can recommend it to anyone!!Report this
What A Horrible Restaurant!
06/01/2009 by saxplayer67
Wow, an expensive restaurant in an old railway shed with dirty, falling apart toilets, what a great place! NOT. The farmers market is a good idea and is the only redeeming feature - the restaurant and toilets as mentioned above are the worst things on the premises. I don't frequent the place much these days, ever since Woodys Goodies, the wonderful cake lady decided to broaden her horizons and move from her permanent stall - I think she left around 2006.Report this
ABSOLUTLY FANTASTIC FOR ALL FOOD BOFFS!
26/08/2008 by TBAG87
The reviews above say it all really, its just a brilliant place....i have never heard anyone go there and not like it....its absolute quality!!! I would reccomend Simon the Fish ..... obviously being quite close to the coast you are going to get quite good quality anyway but the monkfish is to die for..... and the service is amazing, everything is explained to you, if you need a recommendation you'll get one.... its just fantastic. I would then say you should try out the cake bit, i can not remember the ladies name but omg they are amazing. I like going on a sunday and just find it relaxing and you get a really nice buzz from it...my other half is an ex chef so he loves the goods shed too.... they do absolutly everything - Its a fantastic place.Report this
25/08/2008 by beanstar
This was somewhere I had planned to try for a long time, but not knowing the area well, it took a while to find! The Goods Shed is next to Canterbury West station - someone telling me this would have made my search easier. The restaurant is on two levels - the lower level is a farmers' market and sells a fabulous selection of goodies, some of which are used in the cooking. The upper level is the restaurant - made a mental note that it is not suitable for anyone in a wheelchair to ge into for dining but the lower level is accessible. Food is fabulous and well presented. A bit on the pricey side, but what you get is well worth the money.Report this
Unique and Fresh
03/08/2008 by Emma_Bevan
Guarenteed fresh delicious food. Took my fussy dad here for his birthday in April. He loved the hussle bussle of the farmers market around us. Great for watching the world go by. Staff very accomadating to our needs. Quite expensive but great food in a unique environment.Report this
19/11/2007 by bcc
Can't add a great deal that the reviews haven't already said, except that the Goods Shed breakfasts are wonderful. There's a pretty good choice available - bacon, sausage, fried egg, bubble and squeak, scrambled eggs, inch-thick doorstops of toast, fried bread, mushrooms - all from the farmers market. It's not cheap (normally 7-8 pounds for a decent feed and a mug of tea), but worth every penny.Report this
Best place in Canterbury
05/06/2007 by jay_dizzle
What can I say? I have never had a better and unique dining experience in my life. If you want to eat here I advise you to book a table at least in a days advance. Right, where to begin? Its situated right next to canterbury west staion which is convenient for those coming to Canterbury to feast! Its in the Farmer market, so your immidiatly taken away by the raw/cutting edge approach this place has over any other. The menu is drawn up on a giant chalk board, which can change up to two times in one day! This place soly relies on the fresh meat/fish and Veg they have available on the day. Being the farmers market the produce is organic, the meat/and fish are from local farms (they can probably provide the miles their produce has traveled too). The food is the best I have had in Canterbury! The restaurant itself is in the barn, but has its own lifted section, where there are overhead heaters which do the job perfectly. The service was impecible. So friendly, in place that is full every night and has a buzzing atmosphere. The Chef, superb, even had the pleasure to meet! Such a vibrant place, it can only make you want to go back again and again. 3 courses set me back about £35, but well worth every penny(pigeon to start, belly prok, sorbet)! The wine they offer too is great and to top it all of, dont fancy dining in at night? Go during the day and feast on their sandwich's they have (very good). If thats not all enough to convince this is the place to go, then all I can say is your missing out!Report this
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