The Phoenix Tavern

4.6
44 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Phoenix Tavern: somewhere to come together with friends and family; a home away from home. A place to feel at ease, wind down and indulge a little - by the fireside, in an inviting nook or in the spacious garden.

Delicious wines, premium beers, hot fresh coffee and a menu that takes inspiration from all around us, on the breathtaking Saxon Shore.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 44 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanetF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, good service and friendly staff. We had a very enjoyable experience at The Phoenix

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RetiredRog
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Attentive service, tasty well cooked food and good choice of beer. Garden well laid out to meet Covid requirements. Luckily we had a table in a sunny position, would not have been so good in poor weather.

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Laura
Essex
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff very friendly. Sat outside in the sun. Not overcrowded.

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SteveP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather really helped, but great beer & food & lovely atmosphere.

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Jade
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I went for a lunch together and loved it. The garden is pretty and well sheltered, the service was great and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was amaZing and great value. We had three courses each and a bottle of wine for £73!

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VivienE
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My dish of roast beef was one of the best Sunday roasts I have ever eaten. I also thought the selection of small dishes and the desserts sounded delicious and I hope to go back and sample some of them.

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TKent
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, helpful staff, very covid safe. Will return in the future.

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AnntoinetteK
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great personal and friendly service, thank you.
Definitely recommend.

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vipBikeboar
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent....great lunch. They know what they are doing

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MaxineH
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden area, can't wait to come back and experience the Sunday roast 😋

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Boriss
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a lovely atmosphere - AAA - congrats to the Phoenix - it has risen.

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ElaineH
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with friendly staff and very well organized. Good small plates and snack selection, a little pricey but it’s such a nice place to be you don’t mind.

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SteveP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great light bites & good real ale,
Lovely atmosphere too.

JW
JustineW
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First meal out since lockdown and was very nice. Quiet in the garden and lovely and sunny and warm despite being chilly. Lovely staff, prompt service, although wasn’t asked if we wanted more drinks once food arrived. Food was tasty, both had burgers which came with chips and salsa. Everything very clean and sanitised.

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Catkin
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked through the interior of the pub to what was a bigger garden than I expected. It had been beautifully crafted for these covid times and had lots of interesting nooks to sit in. Service was friendly, food very nice and served on red hot plates. Can't wait to return.

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AnnJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 5 diners agreed the food was both tasty and well presented . All staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming and dining in the garden was a lovely experience. All Covid procedures were covered and we all felt safe. Excellent experience and would definatly
return!

JD
JulieD
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Imaginative high quality food in well refurbished garden.

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Stuart
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food choice was poor and the food was overpriced in view of it's poor quality.

JD
JeniD
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Vegan choices are always brilliant. The staff are attentive, friendly and efficient.

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BP1140
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a pint (or two)! Excellent selection of ales, great service and the outdoor garden is spacious and safe.

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SteveP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely staff & a very relaxed afternoon drink & light meal. Made very welcome in lovely surroundings.

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PhilipW
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited during Covid restrictions, so we had a pre-booked table on a quiet day. Rules at the time restricted eating to outdoor seating only. Food was fantastic and a very pleasant way to spend a very sunny lunch time. Serving staff were welcoming and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful and very accommodating. I’m vegan and the chef cooked up something amazing for me. So impressed and pleased with our evening out!

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SUSANB
London
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly service , lovely beer garden , food came quickly , attentive staff

JF
JanetF
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The new owners are very nice and friendly and the staff were lovely and friendly too.

The food was really nice and good value for money.
Will definitely be back

JF
JosieF
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a roast dinner and it was a lovely experience in the well-designed garden. Quick and attentive service and great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Meal after Lockdown restrictions:
The staff was really friendly and we were able to seat outside comfortably with our three children.
The food was really nice and tasty and served quickly.

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Capella15
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice pub garden in central faversham. New owners need to settle in a bit I think. We had changed our booking to 5 people via Open Table but they still had us on a 4-seater so it was a little while before we were settled. We were then given a broken chair for the extra guest which could have been dangerous but luckily we saw the issue and asked for another. First drinks took a while to arrive then despite being asked many times if we had ordered yet! Overall though we had a love afternoon and the food was fantastic. Will be back soon.

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danielr
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful pub with a great garden and a very helpful team and service.

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JoeEast
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on the first Saturday after the new restrictions had been lifted. Felt very COVID secure and all elements of the meal were great. I’d highly recommend to anyone. Under new management too, and they did brilliantly. Well done all!

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blonde
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good to sit outside on a sunny lunchtime, with friendly waiting staff and nice outdoor furniture in a well maintained courtyard garden

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ChristianF
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, lovely staff, great food and gorgeous beer. Thanks and see you soon

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Phoebe
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Staff were really lovely although could be a bit more knowledgeable about the bookings process. We were sat in the shade and that made it very cold, there were a lot of free tables in the sun available. Perhaps give us an option at the beginning if possible.
Food wise, the loaded chips were a nice idea but the bacon wasnt cooked long enough and the size of the chips meant it got cold quickly. The whole bowl was very soggy, I actually like that but others might not.
Would rethink the choice of the bread in the fish finger sandwich, it was really thick and felt like too much bread. Can see the idea behind it but might enjoy it on a thin sourdough or ciabatta or open?
The place looked wonderful and we felt very welcomed with staff checking in on us a couple of times. We will be back because we want the business to do well and want to try more of the menu.

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TomJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go! Food was brilliant staff were helpful and polite.

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CarlH
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent quality, tasted great and was served hot. What more could you ask for?
Well done the Pheonix

JP
JessieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive friendly service - nice sun trap garden. Will def be visiting again

JW
JennyWren
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really impressed with our first visit, staff are super friendly and helpful, the garden was really nice too, lots of different areas to sit. A great lunch menu and would definitely go back!

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RichardS
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, lovely choice of beers. A wonderful evening had by all.

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Kylienz
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It almost feels like you are on holiday. Lovely food and the service is the best I’ve had in a long time.
Already thinking about our return.

JS
JackS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service! Prawn starter was amazing and staff were attentive and did everything they could.

FAQs

The Phoenix Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 44 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.