The perfect overnight stay, in a beautiful historical city...

A few weeks ago my mum and I hopped on a train, to visit the beautiful city of Canterbury. With the train taking less than an hour, a girlie overnight stay on the cards and an evening spent seeing one of my favourite comediennes, Katherine Ryan- we were pretty excited for our pint-sized stay-cation. With an afternoon of shopping on the cards, we did some research into some delicious-sounding dinner and breakfast haunts, so I thought I'd put together a teeny guide, incase anyone else had any plans to visit the city too!

Stay: Abode
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After browsing various hotels and bed and breakfasts, Abode seemed to come up trumps for us! Located bang in the city centre, boutique hotel Abode was the perfect hub for plenty of city browsing, and pretty much everything being within walking distance. On top of that the interior of the hotel was modern, cosy and the staff were lovely and incredibly accommodating too (they baby-sat my take away profiteroles in the hotel fridge whilst we were out- serious kudos) and they had worlds cosiest dressing gowns. Plus, if you need any more persuading, Greg Wallace is hosting an event there in August too...

Abode: High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RX

Breakfast: Kitch Cafe
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Now, if Kitch could consider opening a branch in London, I'd be an incredibly happy lady. With a menu consisting of local, free range, natural, delicious ingredients- you'd be advised to revise the menu before your visit as everything is so damn tasty. With a choice of everything from full English breakfasts (which can be made veggie and vegan too), all the avocado breakfast dishes you could ask for, as well as granola and the most delicious buckwheat pancakes I've ever had, it's a shame we were only there for one night! Saying that, we did consider staying long enough to grab lunch too- but managed with just taking away some of their delicious cakes! Next time...

Kitch Cafe: 4 St-Peters St, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AT

Dinner: Posillipo
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When it comes to finding delicious Italian restaurants I am a woman on a mission. Nothing says delicious comfort food like a bowl of home cooked pasta and some crispy garlic pizza bread to sweep up the sauce- so with that in mind, Posillipo was top of my list to try. With a huge menu spanning everything from fresh pasta, meat dishes and wood oven cooked pizza, Posillipo had a complete authentic feel of a proper trattoria. With staff so attentive you'd think you were the only people in the restaurant, everything came in record time- and left us feeling wonderfully full and satisfied (but questioning why it's not socially acceptable to order 2 pasta dishes each, ahem)...

Posillipo: 16 The Borough, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DR

Go: Gulbenkian Theatre
Whether you fancy seeing your favourite comedian (~raises hands~), catching a live performance or even a screening of a film you've yet to see- the Gulbenkian theatre and arts centre is a great way to spend a cultured couple of hours during your stay. As part of the university, the theatre isn't the most central place in Canterbury, but is definitely worth a visit if you check out their listings beforehand- there's some pretty impressive stuff on there!

Gulbenkian: Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB

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The perfect overnight stay, in a beautiful historical city...

A few weeks ago my mum and I hopped on a train, to visit the beautiful city of Canterbury. With the train taking less than an hour, a girlie overnight stay on the cards and an evening spent seeing one of my favourite comediennes, Katherine Ryan- we were pretty excited for our pint-sized stay-cation. With an afternoon of shopping on the cards, we did some research into some delicious-sounding dinner and breakfast haunts, so I thought I'd put together a teeny guide, incase anyone else had any plans to visit the city too!

Stay: Abode
Abode Canterbury Abode Canterbury 1 Abode Canterbury
After browsing various hotels and bed and breakfasts, Abode seemed to come up trumps for us! Located bang in the city centre, boutique hotel Abode was the perfect hub for plenty of city browsing, and pretty much everything being within walking distance. On top of that the interior of the hotel was modern, cosy and the staff were lovely and incredibly accommodating too (they baby-sat my take away profiteroles in the hotel fridge whilst we were out- serious kudos) and they had worlds cosiest dressing gowns. Plus, if you need any more persuading, Greg Wallace is hosting an event there in August too...

Abode: High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RX

Breakfast: Kitch Cafe
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Now, if Kitch could consider opening a branch in London, I'd be an incredibly happy lady. With a menu consisting of local, free range, natural, delicious ingredients- you'd be advised to revise the menu before your visit as everything is so damn tasty. With a choice of everything from full English breakfasts (which can be made veggie and vegan too), all the avocado breakfast dishes you could ask for, as well as granola and the most delicious buckwheat pancakes I've ever had, it's a shame we were only there for one night! Saying that, we did consider staying long enough to grab lunch too- but managed with just taking away some of their delicious cakes! Next time...

Kitch Cafe: 4 St-Peters St, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2AT

Dinner: Posillipo
Posillipo Cantebury Posillipo Cantebury
When it comes to finding delicious Italian restaurants I am a woman on a mission. Nothing says delicious comfort food like a bowl of home cooked pasta and some crispy garlic pizza bread to sweep up the sauce- so with that in mind, Posillipo was top of my list to try. With a huge menu spanning everything from fresh pasta, meat dishes and wood oven cooked pizza, Posillipo had a complete authentic feel of a proper trattoria. With staff so attentive you'd think you were the only people in the restaurant, everything came in record time- and left us feeling wonderfully full and satisfied (but questioning why it's not socially acceptable to order 2 pasta dishes each, ahem)...

Posillipo: 16 The Borough, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2DR

Go: Gulbenkian Theatre
Whether you fancy seeing your favourite comedian (~raises hands~), catching a live performance or even a screening of a film you've yet to see- the Gulbenkian theatre and arts centre is a great way to spend a cultured couple of hours during your stay. As part of the university, the theatre isn't the most central place in Canterbury, but is definitely worth a visit if you check out their listings beforehand- there's some pretty impressive stuff on there!

Gulbenkian: Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB

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29 comments:

  1. nice pics!love the first bag!

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  2. I've always wanted to visit Canterbury, it looks like a beautiful place. These photos are amazing, the hotel looks lovely and the food looks delicious too!
    Emma Xx

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  3. Beautiful pictures. The hotel looks so clean, crisp,cozy and detail oriented. All your meals look so delicious. Loving your pink handbag, :)

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  4. I love these posts-I save them all so that I can refer back to them! The breakfast place looks adorable! Somewhere I'd want to camp out all day!

    marnie, currently

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  5. Really wanting to go to Kitch Cafe! Looks beautiful!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  6. Posillipo is hands down my favourite restaurant in the world!! It beats Italian food in Italy for me... they also have a second branch in Broadstairs overlooking the beach and the sea, it's perfect for summer evenings. Glad you enjoyed Canterbury, it was my university city and I definitely fell in love with it! xx

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  7. Super impressed that Kitch can make a vegan full English breakfast. This is something my friend would appreciate as he struggles to find restaurants/cafes who cater for vegans X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  8. Lovely places to visit! Love the bag in the photo Olivia! x

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  9. That breakfast place looks AND sounds absolutely lovely! Canterbury has long been on my list of weekend break spots, so I'll definitely be bookmarking this mini-guide :)

    Hope you enjoyed Katherine Ryan - I'd love to see her live, she's so funny!

    Laura / Middle of Adventure

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  10. Wonderful photos. Canterbury sounds like such a beautiful city.

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  11. Sounds like you had a really lovely day with your mum! I've never been to Canterbury, but I'd love to go. These places all sound so nice!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  12. You take the best photographs of food in the world girl - you are my inspo (cringe, but sincere, soz.) xxxxxx Sophie
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  13. I live in Canterbury and I'm so glad you enjoyed it Liv! It is one of those places that pictures cannot do any justice and you have to see it in person to actually appreciate it's beauty! Hopefully you will come back and visit again soon!

    Emily| http://rosesandramblings1.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. that food looks so yummy! Looks like you had a lovely time x
    Jen,
    jennifersjournal.co.uk x

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  15. Love the photography :) looks like a lovely get away :)

    Kate x

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  16. Saved this just in case I ever visit! I adore your little guides like this one, and so jealous you saw Katherine Ryan! Such a babe x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  17. I just love the photography so much!

    Ayre

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  18. All of this food looks so good and that place is so cute
    xo
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  19. Canterbury sounds lovely, my friend is at uni down there so I should probably pay him a visit! Kitsch sounds like my kinda place too, definitely need to sample those buckwheat pancakes!

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  20. This place looks amazing!!

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  21. Beautiful photos! Sounds like you had a lovely time x

    India Charlotte♥

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  22. Your city guides are always so cute, they make me want to go and explore a few places near me. :)
    -P.
    My blog: BOWTIE DIARY

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  23. Kitch Cafe sounds AMAZING, I love the sound of the the vegan and organic produce!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  24. Lovely post! How do you manage to find the most gorgeous sweet places wherever you go! I wish I had that talent! Haha! These places all sound incredible! x

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  25. This post made me nostalgic. My college was in Canterbury and I've got friends who stayed on to go to uni of Kent. I need to go visit them, it's been years, sigh.
    Great post though!

    / O.R.R.

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  26. This looks so lovely! I've been to Canterbury once (school trip lolz!) and really need to go back!


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