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Diners' Choice: British restaurants in Kent

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall British cuisine in Kent? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (36)
£41 and over
British
West Malling
About the restaurant
Nestled in the picturesque heart of West Malling, Kent. Welcome to Chefs Table, where every dish tells a story of passion, creativity, and excellence. Led by Chef Owner Bradley Redding, honored with a prestigious Michelin guide entry for 2024, we invite you on a gastronomic journey in our cosy 12 seater restaurant. From the freshest ingredients sourced locally to the innovative techniques mastered in our kitchen, each plate is a masterpiece crafted with precision and care. Experience the magic of culinary artistry and indulge in a symphony of flavors that will leave an unforgettable mark on your palate.

Brunch: Thursday - Sunday 9.30am-1.30pm
Dinner: Thursday-Saturday 6pm-10pm

A-la-carte available Thursdays Only. Tasting menu available Friday & Saturday only

Top review
Cassie
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Unique flavours put together beautifully. The different flavoured butters were a very nice touch.
A photo of Rose & Crown restaurant
4.8
4.8 (313)
£26 to £40
British
Pluckley
About the restaurant
The Rose & Crown is your quintessential country pub in the middle of an idyllic part of Kent.

The 17th Century building has seen some comings and goings over the years but has been in the safe hands of Dermot and Lisa Nally since November 2013. The promise is to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to all our visitors and hope that they can relax and enjoy the experience.


We use only locally sourced produce and maintain a fresh focus on what we serve.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic food, service and value for money! A great evening thank you!
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4.8
4.8 (2947)
£26 to £40
British
Tunbridge Wells
About the restaurant
The Poet offers an informal yet refined dining experience in the heart of the Kent countryside. Set in a charismatic 16th century building, diners can expect food of the highest standards, made using the finest local and seasonal produce and lovingly prepared by a small team of chefs led by Head Chef & Director Lee Adams.

In addition to the food, we offer a selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails, and have a collection of over 25 craft gins available.

World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon lived in Matfield and is the inspiration behind our name. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry" and later won acclaim for his writing. We're pretty sure he would have loved our food too!

A warm welcome awaits diners from General Manager and Director Tom Haacke and his team. We look forward to seeing you!

STEAK NIGHT - The Al a Carte Is still available if you book for Steak Night!

Late cancellations - £20 per person.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious and good customer service Nice environment
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4.8
4.8 (152)
£41 and over
British
Westgate-On-Sea
About the restaurant
Chefs Rafael Lopez & Ben Hughes opened a small intimate Bistro with flavour lead and produce driven food. Local farms are visited daily to gather ingredients to create dishes with. Fine dining in a relaxed dining room. Located on Westgate High street amongst other independent shops and a short walk from the sea front. The Restaurant features in both the Michelin Guide & the Good Food Guide, and is listed in the top 100 restaurants in the UK.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
First time at Quince, a special anniversary meal. Menu varies and we lucked in with the cod and pork chop. Excellent service Excellent meals the food was sublime 5* + Was quite in the restaurant ( some reviews saying it was loud?) We will be back ! Regards David and Lorraine.
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4.8
4.8 (257)
£25 and under
British
Broadstairs
About the restaurant
Jetty Broadstairs offers stunning sea views over Broadstairs and Viking Bay with locally sourced fresh food and drink, in a relaxed, fun, family atmosphere
Top review
Kelly
Dined 3 days ago
Staff friendly and attentive. Food fresh a tasty. Location fantastic. Always enjoy coming here.
A photo of The Toll Bridge Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (111)
£26 to £40
British
Sandwich
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent meal and drinks at The Toll Bridge. The staff were fantastic having to work in the heat. The ambiance is fantastic inside or outside. We will definitely be coming back.
A photo of The St Mildreds Bay restaurant
4.6
4.6 (599)
£25 and under
British
Westgate-On-Sea
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
terri
Dined 7 days ago
Lovely seaside restaurant serving good quality delicious food, we had excellent breakfast there. Only negative is the high ambient noise level which made conversation more challenging, not sure how they could overcome this as soft furnishings wouldn't really suit the place. Won't stop us from visiting again.
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4.6
4.6 (995)
£25 and under
British
Rochester
About the restaurant
The Boat House is Kent’s premier Restaurant, Wedding and Entertainment venue. Winning open table's Diners' Choice award both 2021 and 2022. Our aim is to provide the best in dining and entertainment experiences for all ages. We pride ourselves in making The Boat House a safe and friendly place. Situated in Strood, Kent beside the banks of the beautiful River Medway.
Top review
karenm
Dined today
Had the carvery it was really good did think the potatoes were shop bought? But all in all a really good meal
A photo of Bowleys at the Plough restaurant
4.7
4.7 (123)
£41 and over
British
West Malling
About the restaurant
The Plough isn't your average countryside pub. Sitting on a quiet lane in a quintessentially English village, The Plough was set to be sold off the developers when 120 members of the community came together to invest, and save, their local. After its purchase and renovation, the Yates family took over the kitchen and opened the pub's small, but proud, restaurant, Bowleys.

Head Chef Alex Yates is still very early on in his career but though only in his early twenties, he has already spent two years in the kitchens at The Goring Hotel in London, as well as having gained experience with Rick Stein and even once cooking for the Queen.

Bowleys menus have a traditional feel and adhere to classic, English fare with a fine dining twist. There are several options to choose between including a tasting menu, set lunch, a la carte, brunch and Sunday lunch. The tasting menu is the jewel in Bowleys crown and consists of five courses, with an optional sixth.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Fabulous tasting menu served by fabulous knowledgable staff
A photo of Seaview Restaurant at The Pegwell Bay Hotel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (280)
£25 and under
British
Ramsgate
About the restaurant
Welcome to Seaview Restaurant at The Pegwell Bay Hotel. Located on the cliffs of Pegwell Bay, we offer superb home cooked food and one of Kent's most unique wedding venues. So whatever the occasion, book with us now.

Please visit our website www.pegwellbayhotel.co.uk to view a sample menu (Mon-Sat 12:00hrs to 21:00hrs/Sun 12:00hrs to 20:00hrs) Our menu regularly changes.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Never had a meal we haven't enjoyed! Food and service excellent!
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