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We Pride Ourselves On Imaginitive Bistro Food

We founded Oscar & Bentleys in 2012. Our mother, Ann is coeliac and for many years we looked on in despair at her plight to find somewhere, anywhere to eat out…. So we opened a restaurant!

We set out to create a haven for foodies, where everyone feels a little bit spoilt, whether they pop in for a quick coffee or a full evening meal. We have built a team around us who all have their own, unique skills joined by their love of food, wine and their fellow human beings to produce the Oscar & Bentley experience

From concept we were pioneering the free-from restaurant industry. Initially gluten free, we soon realized the need for all allergens to be safely catered for.

Oscar & Bentleys has gone on to win numerous awards as the best allergy aware restaurant in the UK.

Quality and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. From the seasonal decorating of the restaurant to the food preparation in our entirely gluten-free kitchens. We can’t wait to share our food with you.


Owners

Katherine Durio & Sarah Wren

"Restaurants must come from the heart" - Jean Claude Vrinant.

Oscar & Bentleys came from our heart. Named in honour of our childhood golden retrievers, we found a neglected building in the heart of Canterbury and set about transforming it in to the glamorous bistro it is today. We didn't take the path of traditional restaurateurs. Sisters and best friends always. Business partners because of our diverse experiences and skill sets. Sarah has been self-employed for years and is an entrepreneur through and through. Katherine has always worked in creative roles and takes great pride in baking every single christmas pudding and cake we sell. When you walk through the door you will be welcomed by our talented team who are inspired by our original ideas and values.

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Head Chef

Mark Kennett

What makes a great restaurant? What makes a good chef?

Restaurants originated in Paris, taking their name from the French verb restaurer, as they served restorative soups. Even today, restaurant critics still assess a ‘Soup of the Day’ as a good indicator of a chef’s ability.

Happily, some of Mark’s soups include the caramelised onion and beetroot soup, and the parsnip, sage and white bean soup, and his veloute of minted pea and coconut with coconut froth, was described by one of our regular young customers as ‘the best soup ever’ (yes, Jasmine, you’ve made it onto our website!)

Mark is a traditional chef, who has earned his stripes through laborious training; he is driven by a true passion for food, flavour and taste. His signature dishes, our flavorsome curries, change seasonally, and are influenced by different traditional recipes from around the world. The pudla, curried pancake, that accompanies the Bengali curry is sublime. His daring and innovative spirit is obvious in the ever evolving menu at Oscar & Bentleys.

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The Dining Experience

Burger and chips
Cream tea
Bistro exterior
Cod and chips
Freshly baked bread
Waitress
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