One of the top fine dining experiences we have ever had. We travel places, just for culinary "experiences" and then plan the rest of our trip around that. We had no idea that this amazing restaurant was literally in our "back yard", across the USA border in Fort Fairfield, ME! Fresh, homemade croissants that will make you realize you've never really had one before...lobster bisque that made us want to lick out the bowl! Delicious and creative chefs who bring something absolutely amazing to a small community. Don't go here unless you want to be pampered and to taste new and different flavours that will make you feel alive again. This is absolutely the place to go for a romantic dinner, or an evening out with friends. You will have to make a reservation but it is well worth the wait. We were so glad we went and we will be BACK and I will tell everyone I see how amazing this place is. Thank you to two beautiful people who could be rocking it in the city and choose to share their experience and creative culinary genius in rural Maine in a beautiful atmosphere. Just wonderful!!!!!
Again the wife and I went to the Canterbury Royale, this time for our 21st anniversary. As always the meal served to us was impeccble. I say there is no place that will outdo Barb, and Renee for service, and taste. It has even been featured on Bill Green's Maine.
This is one of the (if not THE) greatest dining experiences I have ever had. From the moment we walked in the entire evening was wonderful. The food was the delectable and is one of those meals I will dream about. The service was terrific and the Chefs were delightful
Having just moved from Ohio I was searching for a place my wife and I could celebrate our anniversary. When I found out about Canterbury I new we would be starting a new tradition but I had no idea that it would be the best meal either of us has ever had. I reserved the private room for the two...
Northern Maine Surprise”
We were absolutely impressed with every aspect of our dining experience including the decor, exceptional service, attention to detail and most of all of course the incredibly delicious food. The home made breads, particularly the olive bread, is amazing. We we're eight in our party and everyone without exception would return. Every course was fantastic
Makes me want to move to Fort Fairfield”
I'd need about five pages to do the review for Canterbury Royale justice. We (myself, my husband, and my mother) had such a lovely evening here. The place is very cozy and cute, and the food is fantastic. My Boeuf Bourguignon was beyond great, and my mother said it was the best Maple Glazed Salmon that she's ever eaten
It was the wife's birthday. We try to go to Canterbury Royale on all our speccial occasions. This was our third visit. Birthdays, and anniversarys. we started with a caramelized leek soup.I could taste sherry, and Bacon. It was simply wonderful. Then came a salad. Pear with spring greens, cashews, pine nuts and Blue Cheese, Delicious
Exceptionally well prepared five course meal. Chef Rene and Chef Barbara are wonderful hosts. A touch of classic European taste in northern Maine. The appetizers are a bit filling so save your appetite for the main course! We were a party of 8 and they handled every detail with apparent ease. Oh, almost forgot...their breads are the best I've ever...
If you are ever in the Fort Fairfield, Maine area- or western New Brunswick, Canada, don't miss this restaurant. Reservations are a must. This little gem is owned and run by two ex-big city gals who opted to move to northern Maine. And Northern Maine is very lucky to have them, as soon as you drive into the driveway
Fabulous value, great experience”
We were part of a group of 14 that reserved the dining room for the Lobster Bake, a summer special. Having the place to ourselves was a bonus that usually is not possible with a small group. The cocktails were creative and delicious; the yeasty, delightful homemade bread was taken home and enjoyed 2 days later!