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Michael Caines at ABode

Michael Caines at ABode Review

Canterbury's most sought-after tables are at Michael Caines (not the actor–the eminent British chef with a similar name). Occupying a light-filled corner of the trendy Abode Canterbury, with its pine tables, white walls, and sophisticated country style, this place is hugely popular with local foodies. The modern French cuisine is excellent; dishes change weekly but could include slow poached then roasted pheasant with pumpkin and cumin puree, or monkfish and braised oxtail with porcini mushroom fricassèe. Leave room for a dessert of pistachio soufflé, or perhaps chestnut mousse with chocolate cremeux, meringue, and chestnut ice cream. The seven-course tasting menu (£72, or £110 with matching wine) is great for special occasions. True aficionados will want to reserve the chef's table in the kitchen to watch the staff in action.

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  • Reservations essential.
Updated: 06-11-2013

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