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Firepit - Made for Sharing - Firepit Restaurant at The Cave, Faversham, Kent

Firepit Restaurant at The Cave

4.7
4.7
476 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–16:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–18:00 Afternoon Tea 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

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

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

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Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at the Firepit

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Come and while away an afternoon with good friends with our 3-tier Afternoon Tea. Our sandwiches, scones and fresh cakes are made on-site daily. Bubbles are optional, although strongly encourage :). Afternoon tea is served in our Firepit restaurant between 12 noon and 4pm.
  • Firepit Lunch

    Multiple dates available
    Fill your table with an array of flavours, our sharing plates offer the best way to sample our mouth-watering menu. Some of our signature dishes include our Marinated Beef Fillet, Miso Black Cod & Voodoo Shrimp

What 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Canterbury

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. LK

    LucyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and atmosphere, the food was outstanding and exceeded expectation
  2. CL

    ChloeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hen Party Breakfast very well looked after and the cocktails were amazing! We had a very good time
  3. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and great service staff were very friendly and helpful!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing, drinks kept flowing and tasted amazing! It was our 2nd time having the Firepit menu( 1st being in the penthouse with amazing chef John cooking earlier in June) and the food was just as good as we remembered. Couldn’t choose so ended up ordering half the menu and having very full but very happy bellies at the end of the night! Look forward to our next trip back to Cave hopefully very soon :)
  5. VM

    VictoriaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Couldn’t find fault if I tried! Can’t wait to come back
  6. SL

    SamL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service4ambience4
    Attended for afternoon tea x3 at a cost of over £100. Portions were small, was expecting slightly more. Bread was stale. For value for money wouldn’t recommend. Staff were welcoming and attentive and atmosphere good.
  7. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager couldn’t of been more helpful if he tried! Everyone was so friendly and so helpful with everything! 100% would visit again. The food is outstanding so full of flavour and was worth every penny!
  8. RC

    RebekahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite place to eat!!! The food is hands down the best we’ve ever eaten in a restaurant and service is also amazing!
  9. LN

    LisaN

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful evening celebrating a birthday and Jamie was amazing and offered the best service and the manager too
  10. JS

    JamieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to the Firepit Restaurant and my wife and I loved every minute of it, highly recommended on every level, from the well thought out menu's, sublime food, eclectic background dance music, effortless and smooth staff interaction with customers, this is a hidden gem just outside of Boughton under Blean!
  11. ST

    SharonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and staff where very helpful and friendly would recommend to people
  12. NM

    NicMB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great afternoon tea, very niche the way they present and the champagne wine list was good.
  13. ME

    MattEllis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant Pedro was very welcoming. Jamie was attentive.
  14. SA

    ShelleyA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very friendly, really enjoyed the waiter chopping and explaining the dishes at the table The food was amazing. The only point I’d like to make is if the team had a uniform. I think it would be more fitting for such an environment. But would be highly recommending it to friends.
  15. CF

    ClaireF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service nothing too much trouble just expensive xx
  16. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and partner are getting married next month so decided to book this restaurant as a pre wedding night away to relax.. that’s exactly what we got. Our waitress (Maddie) was really nice, really helpful and overall have a 5* service in my opinion. The food…. Unbelievable.. Brisket butter 🤯 and that’s just with the amazing bread appetiser. I’m not going to say much more because I don’t want to ruin the experience for everyone. Thank you for an amazing meal (chef) and Maddie for your customer service.
  17. T

    Tulip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice restaurant. Amazing food. Fantastic service. Lovely ambience. Would highly recommend.
  18. E

    Ellie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at the cave was incredible, the service was outstanding. Nothing was too much and as it was our first time they explained how everything worked. Everything was just amazing
  19. g

    garym

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    So I took the wife to the Fire Pit restaurant for a date night and the setting was very good but unfortunately the food was terrible. We ordered 7 dishes and everyone was soooo salty. You do not expect to go to a nice place and pay over £200 for a meal that is that bad!!! The staff was great the location was good but the food was shocking
  20. SM

    SophieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our afternoon tea was very nice. I came with my parents for fathers day and were really pleased with the different flavours and presentation of the food. However I think there needs to be a separate "1 party" stand for those having an afternoon tea on their own as the current stand makes it look as though there isn't any food on it. We had a young woman take us to our table but she kept talking to us with her head down, talking very quietly and was picking her fingers whilst talking. She asked us questions she had already asked us but apart from that, the experience was very good. The ambience, food and service was very good and worth the money. My parents now want to come there for their anniversary meal. Would highly recommend.
  21. G

    Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant with lovely staff and absolutely delicious food, served to perfection. Thank you! We will be back!
  22. BA

    BenA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!!! Will definitely be returning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb dining experience. Strawberry daiquiri’s are out this world. A cool, sexy vibe. The food pairings made by the chef, depending on what choices you make, were perfect. Would highly recommend the “Black cod” and “tandoori spiced whole seabass”
  24. BW

    BradleyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An overall wonderful experience with fantastic food and extremely helpful staff I would highly recommend
  25. LB

    LiamB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was unreal, the experience was amazing! Definately visit again
  26. FS

    FilipeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 for food, decor and staff including the manager Mr Sérgio. This hotel has two restaurants this one is the posh one, seriously nice, we had butterfly boneless sea bass, ribs, side of rice and broccoli, does sound average right? Well the presentation, the added flavours and the extra ingredients do make the perfect match, really well designed menu. This was booked for our 26th anniversary and it was made very special to us.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Unfortunately not the best night out for my wife’s birthday, arrived and got shown to the 2nd floor where the restaurant is located, no one to meet us at the restaurant itself so was left to stand in the bar area with one waitress trying to serve 3 tables, eventually got approached by the maitre d, but only to be sat down at our table straight away no chance of a drink at the bar before hand, left at our table for a good 10mins, had to ask a waiter if we could order some drinks, eventually had our waitress take our drink order a few minutes later but also wanted our food order, still not had a drink by this stage, eventually had a drink and had wine on the table but this took far to long, food was nice some dishes over seasoned though, really underwhelmed by the place after hearing such good things, £300 for a meal for 4 (two being teenagers who weren’t drinking)
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was very slow and the food was underwhelming especially for the price you pay. We were told it would come out as a tapas style, which would have been nice if it actually was. The beef skewers we ordered was brought out first. They were very chewy and it took another 30 minutes before we received any food after that one dish. We ordered rice as one of our main dishes, expecting it to be brought out as one of the first. Of course, it wasn’t. 90% of the meals we brought out, we waited roughly 45-50 minutes for it to be brought out and ended up cancelling it. Who wants to sit and eat a plain bowl of rice on its own as the last dish? The ambience was lovely but I felt it was full of people who had been playing golf and drinking all day so it ruined the atmosphere as they were quite loud. The dessert was by far the best dish we had eaten all night. The only thing I would return for is the dessert and the ambience. Definitely not worth the money paid.
  29. LW

    LisaW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely food and fabulous service! Honestly could not fault anything. Would definitely highly recommend!
  30. LV

    LijanaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best experience, amazing food and very friendly stuff. Highly recommended.
  31. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Not the best afternoon tea. A nice setting but they were having work done so noise from that was loud. Coffee cake was also dry! Shame for the amount of money!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fantastic way to dine out, every aspect of the Firepit is outstanding.
  33. GL

    GLidsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely service! Would highly recommend to anyone.
  34. MS

    MindaugasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience - food was absolutely delicious, outstanding service,beautiful surroundings, and a chick restaurant.
  35. JA

    JenA4

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn’t praise the staff or service enough, they was simply excellent! The food was delicious however expensive for what it was although we would 100% return.
  36. SP

    ShrutiP

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was too rich and some of the dishes weren’t very nice.
  37. MD

    MarnieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place had an amazing feel and we would definitely return with friends to try more dishes. The chargrilled broccoli and sugar snap peas were to die for, as was the fried rice & voodoo shrimp. In fact everything we ordered was beautiful. The pornstar martinis were on point! We were given a complimentary bread to start. Also it was my partners birthday, which I mentioned when booking and they bought out a birthday desert for him which was a lovely touch too. Service with a smile and very happy to help and give recommendations.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious and staff are friendly
  39. NH

    NicknameHere

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Was not sure what to expect but blown away by the food. Cocktails, amazing! Definitely going back.
  40. HW

    HarveyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect way to celebrate our 5 wedding anniversary. I have never had this level of quality of food, severed so quickly how do you do it?! We had the best night and the service couldn't have been any better. We will be back for sure!

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

FAQs

Firepit Restaurant at The Cave is rated 4.7 stars by 476 OpenTable diners.

Firepit Restaurant at The Cave does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Firepit Restaurant at The Cave

Brickfield Lane Faversham, Kent ME13 9AJ

Additional information

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–16:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–18:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–16:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • 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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