The Palm Court @ The Grand
The Grand has an enviable range of regional produce including Kentish Pip Cider brewed in Canterbury, a selection of Kentish Red, White and Rosé Wines from Biddenden, Ashford and our own exclusive “The Grand Ale” brewed by the Old Dairy Company in Tenterden.
Our wine list from our excellent cellar showcases the best wines both locally and further afield.
We are fond of the quirky, faded elegance of the Grand and find it a reliable sanctuary for afternoon tea and light meals. The live pianist in the Palm Court is particularly pleasant. Long may it continue!
I booked for Sunday lunch at 1pm and asked for a window table. When we arrived, we were told that there was no booking for us. When I protested, they found my booking under "Afternoon tea". This was not a good start but things got better. The staff laid up a table by the window and looked after us well. The carvery was good - slightly tough meat but good selection of vegetables. Drinks were very reasonable and the total bill was less than expected. The hotel has lovely old world charm and in a perfect position for a walk after lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Stunning location with gorgeous sea views. Exquisite varied menu offering a high standard of quality at a very reasonable price. Superb friendly service. The gentle piano accompaniment added to the lovely elegant ambience. Thoroughly recommended for lovely setting and delicious food.
Lovely Christmas lunch with good service accompanied by a pianist playing seasonal tunes which added to the occasion. Highly recommended.
Nice food, good service, great live pianist. Just too quiet. Need to rethink publicity if wanting mire diners and ambience.
Been here for breakfast many times but never for dinner before. Atmosphere was as expected, the place has a shabby elegance of bygone days. We were very lucky and sat on a table in the window with wonderful views of the lead and the sea. There were a number of vegetarian choices that weren’t the usual pasta or risotto. Some thought had been put in to them. I would say that a few “tweaks” were needed with my choice of halloumi/chips/onion rings, mainly being a longer cooking time for the chips and halloumi. Partners steak was good evidently. Service was very good. Overall a pleasant evening that is good value. We would return!
Old school charm in a perfect setting overlooking the English Channel. An interesting menu to suit all tastes and the food served piping hot to the table. Well worth a visit, you won't be disappointed.
An excellent visit from start to finish - great food, great service, great location - will definitely be visiting again!
The Palm Court @ The Grand is rated 4.6 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.