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Scores on the Doors ratings help to make your decision on where to eat out

Scores on the Doors ratings help to make your decision on where to eat out

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There are lots of things that we take into consideration when gong out for a meal: menu, location, service and reputation among them.

Thanks to the Food Standards Agency’s Scores on the Doors system you can now find out easily which eateries have the highest – and lowest – ratings around.

Here we choose 7 great places to eat which also have the top, five-star, rating. Enjoy!

Pork and Co, Sun Street, Canterbury

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As the name suggests, this popular chophouse specialises in delivering free-range pork from freerange farms to the meat lovers of Canterbury. A student favourite, it offers salt beef and sausage rolls with macaroni and cheese. The best seller is undoubtedly the 14-hour slow-cooked pulled-pork in brioche buns, topped with a choice of several types of slaw and cheeses and finished with a handmade sauce of your choosing.

Reads Restaurant, Canterbury Road, Faversham

This hidden gem in the Faversham area focuses on quality, both in cuisine and atmosphere, and their rich heritage as former Michelin star owners with many positive reviews from famous guests a testament. The addition of an on-site garden, in which all in-season vegetables are harvested and used in dishes has earned it a place in the hearts of food lovers in the Kent area and beyond. There is no better description of Reads than as a ‘restaurant with rooms’.

Cafe Des Amis, St Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury

A favourite among students in Canterbury who crave the flavours of Mexico on a budget, this Latin diner combines hefty portions and with a reliance on fresh produce and traditional Mexican recipes.Salsas and guacamole are made fresh. Added to the menu for Easter holidays is an Early Evening deal, boasting two courses and a drink for 13.95. Students can also enjoy an appetising 25 per cent student discount before 6pm. Also enjoy art by Emily Firmin and Justin Mitchell on the walls.

Whitstable Oyster Company, Horsebridge Road, Whitstable

Think of Whitstable and think of oysters. The Whitstable Oyster Company, a thriving seafood restaurant offers arguably the freshest oysters in the Kent area.

The Canteen, Sun Street, Canterbury

If you’re looking for a healthier option, or fancy trying the best of vegetarian cooking has to offer, the Canteen is for you. A dazzling range of flatbreads, salads, smoothies and frozen yoghurt options, or create your own meal.

The Halfway House, Canterbury Road, Challock

A great example of how well the formula of a traditional pub atmosphere, professional standards of cooking and local produce can work. In the beautiful village of Challock, the pub is great for family days out or romantic diners.

The Sportsman, Faversham Road, Seasalter

You only have to see booking register to understand the popularity of The Sportsman Public house, on the road linking Faversham and Whitstable.

Holding a Michelin star since 2008, the restaurant/ pub is famous for its quality of food and service, as well as for being booked up well in advance. If you are lucky enough to get a table grab the opportunity and book your place at Kent’s exclusive seaside eatery.

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