When: New Years Day
What to do on New Years Day? Not feeling overly tired or hungover we felt like a good quality lunch out. After scouring Canterbury town centre we had narrowed it down to a pub or Deeson's. Our decision to choose Deeson's was not based on reviews but simply that it looked homely and warming, without feeling particularly crowded. In short it felt like the perfect place for a relaxing start to 2015. We were warmly welcomed inside and a table was found for us immediately. Service felt friendly and casual but highly professional at all times with roving eyes all over the dining rooms making sure guests were not left unattended to.
We decided to go with the set lunch menu which initially started out as three courses but sadly ended up being two. To start we all ordered something different, today the choice was between pate, whitebait and soup. The starters were light and the portions were generous, the whitebait were of a good size and the beetroot went perfectly with my chicken live pate. The only complaint was that due to the presentation of the soup in a small saucepan it took a long time to cool down. It also would have been nice to have more bread on the plate with the soup and pate courses, that said the complementary white and brown bread were repeatedly replenished.
It was soon time for our mains, two of us ordered the chicken dish and one ordered the mushroom and lentils with the breaded cheese. Again, the portions were generous and the food was good. The gravy with our chicken was, thick and full of flavour, the vegetables were cooked simply and nicely.
We looked over and over again at the dessert menu but we were too full to continue and had to call it a day. Deeson's is good simple British food done will with service to match and with a regularly changing menu we will definitely be returning in the future.
Deeson's British Restaurant, 25-27 Sun Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HX, 01227 767854, http://www.deesonsrestaurant.co.uk/