Monday, 23 May 2011

Places To Eat In Canterbury: Deeson's British Resturant

For my mothers birthday yesterday my Dad and I took her to Deeson's British Restaurant on Palace Street, Canterbury. 
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Everything they serve is British and locally sourced. Even most of the wine list was made up of English wines. 
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So many of my friends had recommended it to me, and as it was either this or the new French restaurant opposite I booked this, as French when my parents had just got back from France might have been a bit of overkill!
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The food was sublime. This was my started of warm fried wood pigeon breast with par boiled quails eggs and black and white pudding.  
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My Dad had free range chicken terrine with pickles and toast. 
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And my Mum had one of her favourites, breaded scallops with bacon and roe cream. 
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This was my main course, lemon sole cooked in butter on a bed of mashed potato, capers and buttered spinage. I had not had a really, really nice well cooked piece of whole white fish, which is one of my favourite dishes and I enjoyed it immensely. 
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My mothers lamb, cooked in three different ways on a bed of seasonal vegetables. 
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I had dark chocolate moose with a homemade chocolate chip cookie and citrus jelly for dessert. 
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My Mum had Canterbury tart, which is apples and lemons. 
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Overall we had a fantastic meal and I'd really recommend the place to anyone who happens to be in the Canterbury area for lunch. 


What was the last really great meal you had out?

29 comments:

  1. wow, the food looks amazing!! you made me so hungry right now!! SIGH.

    glad you had a lovely time! will def. try to visit here once i come back to the uk!

    xoxo

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  2. mmmmmmm that all looks soo yummy! and it doesn't help that I should be getting some breakfast and I'm slumped on my couch

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  3. That looks like such a beautiful restaurant! The presentation of the food really is wonderful. Glad you had a great time!

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  4. Happy birthday to your mum! You have so beautiful pictures..

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  5. Mmm, looks yummy!!

    Sadie xx

    www.brandnewbutterflywings.com

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  6. It looks delicious! And so well presented too! xx

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  7. All of those meals look absolutely delicious! I like the sound of the dark chocolate mousse! Yummy :)
    Rachelle xxx

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  8. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum. It's only 8:25am here but I'm ready for dinner!

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  9. oh man. i wish i was in the canterbury area- looks amazing. your photos are reallllly great, too! ah i love food haha

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  10. Oo, looks delicious! I know where we're going when we're in Canterbury. The lamb/vegetables look amazing, and so do the desserts.

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  11. @ Sherin - Nope! I've already decided we'll be eating next door. Too many incredible restaurants on that street! x

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  12. This looks amazing! Such lovely photos. Just found your blog, really pleased I did :) xx

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  13. Mmm, so up my street! The desserts look to die for!

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  14. Your dessert makes me feel hungry!! Looks scrumptious!

    http://daisydayswithgabbi.blogspot.com/

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  15. This looks absolutely delicious! Has made me so so hungryy haha x

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  16. This looks so absolutely delicious! French food is great, but it's nice to see we English can produce something to rival it every now and then!

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  17. oh i must try this place out! have you been to Shed Cantalina? It has the best tapas!
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  18. @ Ella - Where is that? i love Tapas!

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  19. The food looks really good! The scarf that I have that you said you liked, I got it while I was over in England at a store called Loft (I believe)
    By the way I love your blog!


    Lauren (:

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  20. lovely! ooh the food looks sooo goood.


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  21. Rachel you always manage to make me so hungry! And I'm in bed with a stomach upset haha! What a lovely meal you had x

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  22. Oh my god that looks amazing! I absolutely love fish, that lemon sole must have bee gorgous! I'm hungry now...

    Crystal Beth Blog

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  23. Great food. Awesome photos!


    Xx,
    Beatricebalaj.blogspot.com

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  24. Those plates look positively delish!

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  25. Oh my goodness, everything looks absolutely delicious! Just discovered your blog - looks amazing so far, I love your photos. x

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  26. Yum, looks absolutely delicious!

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  27. I love Deeson's - we visit there a couple of times a year, the food is always exquisite and the owner is a friend of a friend and really charming! Amazing value for money, I would recommend going at least once a season to really appreciate the seasonal menu changes!


    Becky xx - (A Canterbury based Blogger!) miscriant.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Yes, this was my first time eating there; but I've been back many times since; I went to school in Canterbury and while my close group of friends are local we are sometimes scattered during the year around the world (like I'm in Los Angeles at the moment) so when we are all around we try to go out for a dinner, and more often than not it is Deesons!

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