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When does the food turn festive?
The Christmas menu will be available from 30th November to Christmas Eve.



Is there a set Christmas meal?
We do not have a set price, three course menu.
Customers can choose whatever they want and are not limited to three courses.



What deposit is required?
We do not ask for deposits.



How many people can be catered for?
The largest single table that can be accommodated is 14 people.
The largest group that can be accommodated is 26 people

(over 4 tables) in the conservatory.
Always book high and come down.



Should food be pre-ordered?
Groups of six or more will be asked to pre-order where ever possible.
Pre-orders should be on the Excel sheet that can be downloaded above.
Pre-orders should be returned a week before your booking.



What if guests drop-out?

Book for your maximum number and come down.

We don’t charge for no-shows but would appreciate as much notice as possible.



Can guests pay separately?

The till system allows us to show your party exactly what was ordered, split the cost of entire bills or split specific items and take separate payments.

Card or cash is fine.



Can allergies be catered for?

If you have specific dietary requirements we will be able to advise and accommodate accordingly.

Please do bear in mind that our kitchen does process nuts, gluten and garlic. Traces of other ingredients may also be present.

See gluten and veganism questions below.



Which dishes are gluten free (GF)?

As the menu has not been finalised yet, we can not confirm specifics. However, there will either be gluten free dishes or gluten free versions that are similar.

When a gluten allergy is identified, we will assume that the guest is a diagnosed coeliac, and has to be 100% gluten free. Those with a less comprehensive intolerance to gluten may be able to be more expansive with their choices.


If a gluten free meal is required, please state this when booking

(pre-ordering).


We do want to feed you.



What dishes are suitable for vegans?

Again, as the menu is yet to be finalised, we can not confirm the vegan options. There will be at least one suitable dish on each course.



Is there parking?
The Dolphin does not have a private car park.
The pub backs on to the Saint Radigunds Street public car park. This is patrolled 24 hours.
The car park can be very busy in the run-up to Christmas, especially when the Marlowe pantomime starts.
The Dolphin is five minutes’ walk from The Marlowe Theatre.



When is The Dolphin closed?
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.


To see the 2017 Christmas menu, please click the image above.


More detailed dietary information will be on-line shortly. In the meantime, if you do have specific questions that are not answered in the FAQs below, please e-mail:


Info@thedolphincanterbury.co.uk


For those who have Christmassed with us before, rest assured, things will be very much the same.


For those not familiar with our festive offering, the following FAQs may help.

Christmas Menu 2017 Christmas Menu The Dolphin Main Menu A4 30-11-17.pdf

Christmas Menu
 as PDF file

The Dolphin Pre-order Form Christmas 2017 Master.xls

Christmas Pre-order form
 as XLS file