Now in our new Café Bistro in the heart of Canterbury
15 Palace Street Canterbury CT1 2DZ
01227 472 401
Opening times:
Monday - Saturday - 8.30am - 4.30pm
Monday Night Suppers - 5.00pm - 9.00pm
Sunday - Closed


Welcome to Leonora’s Kitchen Bistro on the King’s Mile in the heart of historic Canterbury. An independent, licensed restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere matched by our considerate and friendly service. We cook unique, fresh, seasonal and delicious handmade food in our open kitchen making our Bistro the perfect stop for visitors to Canterbury as well as a popular regular haunt for discerning locals.



Find out about:

  • All upcoming events
  • Over 60’s Wednesday Lunch Special
  • Ladies Nights
  • Foodie Parties for Teenagers
  • Catering for business



We provide new and interesting choices for lunch including pastries that are baked daily , as well as hearty breakfasts and Karen’s freshly baked selection of cakes and sweet treats.

Our fusion style food takes inspiration from world cuisines reflecting Karen’s mixed heritage and Jan’s Polish background as well as our love of discovering new foodie ideas while travelling.

We use fresh, local ingredients, changing our menu seasonally to bring you new and tasty treats using the best fayre Kent has to offer.

Our suppliers include breads from Oscar’s of Faversham, fresh chicken and lamb from Monkshill and other local farms, Ashmore Cheeses help us create our unique cheese board and vegetables from Dumbrell’s of Canterbury.

We sell our highly recommended Espresso blend of freshly ground coffee from the Kent Coffee Company, taking pride in making the perfect coffees for you to enjoy.

Our wide range of leaf teas come from Taylors of Harrogate and organic juices from Luscombs.

We make bespoke celebration cakes for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all occasions for children and adults.

We can provide outside catering for family, friends, business and funerals.

Our restaurant can be hired for private dinners, parties and gatherings.

Cookery Experiences at Leonora’s Kitchen Bistro

Here at Leonora’s Kitchen we offer cookery workshops for children, young people or adults in groups of up to 12 people. A great team building activity for your business.
We can offer:

  • cake, biscuit or bread making
  • cake decorating
  • using spices
  • Duke of Edinburgh skills and life skills cookery.

We can expand the cookery experience workshop into a party including food, drink and decorations.

Ask your questions here

Bespoke celebration cakes

Individually designed for your celebration. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all occasions for children and adults from £80.



Leonora’s Kitchen Bistro is placed on the up and coming area of Canterbury known as the King’s Mile, where tradition has it in penance for the murder of Thomas A Beckett, the King went on his knees for a mile.

A happy, vibrant place today, this is fast becoming an interesting area near Canterbury Cathedral full of bespoke, independent, artisan outlets selling great art, jewellery and food. On route from the coach and car park at St Radigan’s we are at the heart of historic Canterbury where pilgrims and travellers have gathered for centuries.

We are near the farmers market where we source our cheese, some meats, preserves and other local fayre.

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Review from Trip Advisor

Reviewed on Trip Advisor 15 April 2013

Great first visit to Leonora's Kitchen

We had a really warm welcome when we went to have a family lunch at Leonora's kitchen. The staff were helpful and efficient and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Good variety of dishes on the menu with everything freshly cooked. With some of the family needing dairy free choices it was great to be able to go somewhere confident that their needs could be accomodated. For us without having to watch the diet the locally sourced cheeseboard with savoury scones was a delightful highlight. You really should visit next time you are in Canterbury.