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Firepit Restaurant at The Cave

4.6
4.6
160 Reviews
£41 and over
Pan-Asian

The Firepit is a contemporary, fine dining, sharing-plate experience. All the flavours of world cuisine meet and fuse in our indulgent, re-imagined menu. The smokey, barbecue aromas of the American west combine with the delicately spiced tastes of the far east to create ambitious dishes that excite the tastebuds and showcase the finest in global cooking. Chef John Bingley and Maitre’d Sergio Gomes help bring this exciting new epicurean concept to Canterbury. Our bold and indulgent sharing menu delivers experimental dishes which do not disappoint. Our inspiration is vibrant and relaxed with an edgy and sophisticated spirit.

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Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01227 752277

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Bingley

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Festive Lunch at the Firepit

    £60.00 per person

    1 Dec - 31 Dec 2021
    December is a time for indulgence and we know that Christmas lunch should be enjoyed throughout December and not just on Christmas Day. Enjoy an alternative to a traditional Turkey lunch with our exclusive tasting menu served in our exclusive Firepit Restaurant. Available daily throughout December from 12pm-3pm.
  • Festive Afternoon Tea

    £25.00 per person

    1 Dec - 31 Dec 2021
    Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be stressful, especially if it’s teamed with an afternoon tea for you and your friends to take a break from the crowds and get into the festive spirit. After a morning of shopping in the historic city of Canterbury, come and take the weight off your feet and enjoy our delicious festive afternoon tea. Why not add extra sparkle to your afternoon by adding a glass of Prosecco? Go on - it's Christmas!
  • Festive Lunch at Firepit - No Turkey Here!

    £60.00 per person

    1 Dec - 31 Dec 2021
    December is a time for indulgence and we know that Christmas lunch should be enjoyed throughout December and not just on Christmas Day. Enjoy an alternative to a traditional Turkey lunch with our exclusive tasting menu served in our exclusive Firepit Restaurant. Available every day* throughout December from 12pm-3pm.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. a

    anonymous

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Sadly this did not live up to our expectations. Service was very sporadic and felt very impersonal. We were served by at least 5 different waiters and there was little conversation despite trying to instigate this. Whilst processing our bill there wasn't even the question of 'did you enjoy your meal?' which made things feel awkward. The monkfish was divine but the price of some dishes was high for what you got. Portion sizes were good. Music was very loud and repetitive, and there was a lot of 'traffic' past our table with other guests walking to and from the other bar downstairs - didn't feel intimate at all. Had the chocolate volcano for pudding but it tasted so salty I couldn't finish it. For the price paid for the meal/drinks there was very little that gave this experience anything extra which was a real shame.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very warm welcoming food was beautiful amazing ambiance food was a little over priced for what you get staff were efficient friendly made us feel very welcome

  3. BD

    B34D42

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The food is nice but massively overpriced for what it is. There are small portions and then there is your portions. Shame really as the food is tasty and the venue is beautiful. It’s a lovely picturesque venue and restaurant. The service was ok polite and friendly but not particularly speedy until they wanted to give you the bill and for you to pay that was done very quickly shame really as it then made you feel rushed.

  4. CM

    CraigM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, wonderful service. Excellent evening. Highly recommended.

  5. S

    Skye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, lovely setting, friendly attentive staff. The fired sweet potato is out of this world!

  6. M

    Marshall

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and a fantastic ambience. But the food was overpriced and adding a 20% service charge is cheeky. Even in a good restaurant in France, 10% would be normal. Dinner for 2 of 2 courses with wine came to about £160.

  7. JI

    JennyI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    What can I say? An amazing food experience. The staff are so obviously passionate about the food on offer and they way described and suggested dishes was an experience itself. We had one teeny issue with being charged £5 for a bottle of still water wrongly assuming ‘water for the table’ was free. Maybe that’s just us being naive, but we would have definitely opted for tap water at that price! Nonetheless the staff was very good about it and amended our bill when queried with no issues. The food was incredible. Highly recommend the monkfish, which I think is the best thing I’ve ever tasted in my life. Marinated for 5 days. Exquisite. Highly recommend. Would save for special occasions for sure, as it is so pricey, but I’d say worth every penny.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was awesome. The king crab was the best I’ve ever had and better than any lobster I’ve had anywhere. Every dish was lovely and a pleasant surprise to have such great food so local.

  9. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Excellent food. Moderate service. Good value for money.

  10. M

    Matt

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you are looking for something more than just another meal out, you absolutely must try the Firepit restaurant. The food was outstanding, and the quality of the service offered by the staff was superb. The décor needs a special mention, because it is so modern yet maintaining a cosy feel to the place. For a special occasion, you really must try it out - you will not regret it !

  11. JH

    JamieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal. Would recommend and will definitely be returning.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food not cheap but would highly recommend

  13. EG

    EugenG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    Far too pricey for what it is, which is glorified tapas.

  14. B

    Bambi1966

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really lovely meal. Great service and wonderful atmosphere.

  15. J

    Jaks

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating new job

  16. G

    Gemma

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is UNREAL! The waiters are so helpful and friendly, the price means it’s not everyday dining but this is so worth a visit for a special occasion.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food! and amazing service, we will definitely be returning

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wedding anniversary

  19. BM

    BigMikes

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was exceptional! It met all my expectations and more. The staff were so friendly, accomodating and an extreme delight to interact with. I will 100% be recommending and revisiting!

  20. LD

    LesD

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been waiting to try this place for a long time and I can honestly the experience was way better than the anticipation! You have to have the King crab, this place does not disappoint!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding, food, staff and venue were top class I would highly recommend

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food to share! You won’t regret visiting 😋

  23. IZ

    IrinaZ

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    Food was ok, but service was not good.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time, the food was excellent, the staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive. We will definitely be back soon.

  25. S

    Snix

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    We booked for an anniversary meal sometime ago as it was suggested as one of the best restaurants in Kent. Staff were absolutely lovely and couldn’t do more. Food was quite expensive for the portions but was well cooked and tasted good. Ambience was a bit weird as music inappropriate for the venue too loud. It was difficult to talk to each other.

  26. BS

    BridieS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and perfect for sharing

  27. f

    foodanddrink

    Kent

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Our first visit. Food was outstanding but the whole order arrived together which left us little time to enjoy the meal as some of the hot dishes were on cold plates. From ordering to departing took just 35 minutes of our allotted 90 minutes so next time we will ask for some breathing space. Staff very friendly and we intend to go back and would recommend the food quality and variety - just better paced service!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was simply amazing. We enjoyed having tapas style cuisine which was Asian inspired. Would highly recommend!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Outstanding food however service very slow particularly in the bar area!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow! What a place absolutely loved it here. Food was superb, staff were welcoming and helpful and loved the vibe. Will definitely be returning

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AmaImg food and service as always! Can’t wait to come again

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere. Good food and great setting.

  33. GJ

    GarethJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing, staff very friendly, we found it quite noisy and hard to hold a conversation at times. Whilst staff were great we had to wait over 20mins before ordering food and about the same time for the pudding. They also forgot our anniversary treat but as that is complimentary its just one if those things. Overall very good but i do expect a bit more when spending this sort of money in a meal.

  34. CR

    ChristineR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As soon as we stepped foot into the building, the staff were amazing. The drinks are on par and food is orgasmic. The food explodes in your mouth with so much flavour and makes you tingle. The desserts were the happy ending that you want! We will be back definitely!!!

  35. AK

    AndrewK

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Great cocktails and the black cod and tuna dishes were really good, but overall there was far too much salt in the food and it was overpriced.

  36. E

    Emme

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my partner here for his birthday and everything about it was wonderful! Would definatley go back again!

  37. D

    Daryl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    After trying countless afternoon teas , this one probably stands out as probably the best experience we have ever had. We shall be returning after finding out about the second KC location here. Honestly keep up the amazing level of hard work you have put into the food , decor and service as it really has paid off.

  38. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Food was tasty but very small portions. Very disappointed with the scallops, was literally a shaving of cold scallop, we were ordering for 2 people and not advised to maybe order more due the dishes being so small. When we booked we asked if we could have the tasting menu and was told that was fine, but when we arrived and asked for it the waitress said that was only at lunch time.

  39. TG

    TamG

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A beautiful/stunning place. Gorgeous food & fab staff.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful evening with my husband after some stressful months at work. Staff were great - only hic-up was at the beginning of our evening we sat in the bar and ordered cocktails to start our Fire Put journey. These took longer than expected to make and then sat on the bar for a period of time- when I eventually asked the waitress if they were our drinks? And can we have them? But, the drinks were lovely. The manager looked after us very well as did a male waiter who recommended all our food, which was amazing . Met with family on the off chance as they were celebrating their anniversary at the hotel, so we had a great end to the evening in the bar downstairs. Will definitely be returning at some point in the near future.

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Firepit Restaurant at The Cave is rated 4.6 stars by 160 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 bookings at the moment.

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Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Firepit Restaurant at The Cave

Brickfield Lane Faversham, Kent ME13 9AJ

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Bingley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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