Five Pointed Star

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52 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Casual
The Five Pointed Star is locatd in the idyllic Kentish Town of West Malling. We serve traditional fresh cooked food with locally sourced ingredients.
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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As good as it was before COVID 19

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DavidB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best Sunday roast in the area. Bar area can be a little noisy sometimes but not too bad

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Louise
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Slow awful service, staff were extremely rude. Over priced for what you get. Was sitting waiting an hour and a half just for 2 drinks. Understaffed. No social distancing measures were taken.

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JoeNoon
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pub was excellent and so good to have it open again! Well done everyone

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Rollo
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and customers had great food with the family highly recomend

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karenB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Felt welcome from the moment we walked through the door. The food was fantastic and will be going back again very soon

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff who could not do enough. We went for my dads 70th birthday. They bought out his cake and sang happy Birthday to him. All in all a great experience. Thank you five pointed star. X

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decent food well cooked in a lovely setting nice evening thanks

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ShelleyC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round.. food was gorgeous and the wait was minimal.. staff polite and friendly, would definitely recommend and visit again.. thank you

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Bobs78
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fab service as always, very attentive and the food was great. My friends first time here and they really enjoyed it, such a lovely little pub with a great vibe!

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Pezza
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for a late Sunday lunch (4 people) and had a mixture of the roast chicken and the steak. It's a traditional pub with a cosy dining area (there are tables in the main part of the pub too) and it has a nice atmosphere. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

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RachelB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends in the 'snug'. We had a concert to go to after our meal and despite being very busy they were able to accomodate our needs. The food was delicious and very generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They pulled out the stops for our anniversary and the food was great!

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Emma
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Helpful staff and food was good. Wasn’t too busy but had a good ambiance.
Definitely returning to try more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from start to finish, had the huge dish from the smokehouse menu and it was delicious, pulled pork, pork belly, mac and cheese, dirty fries, beans, it was the best comfort food I've had for a long time, will definitely be going back again

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my auntie and mum for lunch on Sunday, they both have poor mobility, the staff were helpful and accommodating, even though they hadn't revived our booking.
The food is always amazing and the chef always tries is best to accommodate dietary requests.

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PaintingPolly
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Disappointed this time after such a great visit last month. Friendly staff but service slow and lacked any real interest in us. Food was mediocre and the menu differed from the online menu. Very limited veggie choice. One diner said the only meat salad was terrible.

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went here on Bank Holiday Monday. As requested we were given a table with good access and room around as my father has mobility issues. The waitress/bar lady was lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful and chatty. Orders taken promptly. Food was delicious, freshly cooked and piping hot. Bill was reasonable. We loved it and will be back!

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DeeDee
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good food. Lovely staff. Garden is great. The children’s meals were fab. Thanks for a lovely lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously good roast dinner. The portions are enormous and the meat is very tender. It’s absolutely delicious whether we have the pork, chicken or lamb. The pub has recently been decorated and it looks so much better. The service is great - attentive without being annoying. Would thoroughly recommend

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice pub, the staff were excellent especially as there was 13 of us and the food very tasty. Would highly recommend this pub.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch. Staff were excellent, food was excellent, highly recommend

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LauraS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good place to go for pub lunch, dinner time had lack of choices remaining on the menu. But staff were very friendly & offered us a free drink for the inconvenience.
Quiet place to enjoy a drink & local to other good lively bars!

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KimC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday roast was great, with good choice of main meat or vegetarian alternative. Truly dog friendly with a bowl of water and some treats offered as soon as we were seated. Thanks very much

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AnnabelG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Have been here several times for mid week lunches so was ore than confident that the Sunday lunch would be just as good and it was.. .great staff,great food ....highly recommended

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Peter1976
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was ok but service was awful. Took 30 minutes to be offered a menu and drink despite being quiet. Food was average but no better. After clearing main meal had to go to bar and pay as not communicated with and server sat at bar on mobile phone.

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SophieD
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The five pointed star was honestly such an amazing find! The building itself is quirky and quaint with mysterious staircases and book cases. There are also separate rooms so you feel as if you have your own area. The service was impeccable with lots of advice and smiles from the waitresses. We were also quite a fussy group when it came to food but nothing was too difficult to change. The food itself was incredible! I would recommend the lamb shank. Overall, we stayed here for 4 hours when we had meant to come for lunch because we enjoyed the place so much. Thank you :)

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GuyD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, cozy and quintessential British pub, great food, reasonably priced, and great service. Perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Boxing Day lunch, reduced menu but very good value and good food.

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FreyaG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very festive! We had a lovely time, food excelent x

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LorraineS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The pub was quite full and had a nice atmosphere. Went specifically for a roast dinner. Good portion size and the vegetables had an amazing taste. The beef was sliced thinly and my husband said it was very tender and easy to cut and tasted beautiful, I opted for leg of lamb which was cut slightly thicker and wasn't as tender and not as easy to cut. On the whole though a satisfactory meal and good value.

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ZoeP
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic Sunday lunch! All the other food we saw come out looked amazing too. Can’t recommend enough. Great staff too

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WilliamH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

we had a very enjoyable lunch, good service and value

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VickieF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A steady favourite anyway, the Five Pointed didn't let us down. Service took longer than usual but that may be because we came quite early for lunch so perhaps ours was the first order. The staff are always lovely. They brought a bowl of water and a plate of treats for the dog which is such a lovely touch.

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DaveJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The earliest booking we coukd get was 8pm although we arrived at 8.15pm due to difficult parking, one side of the restaurant had young people just drinking the noise was unbearable and we couldn't talk the manageress moved us to another room after some other diners had left, we got our meal just before 9pm when we asked to see the desert menu at 9.30pm we were told the kitchen had closed at 9pm. My date complained to the manageress who supplied the menus and we got our desert. Its not an experiance I wish to repeat and will not visit again.

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Akita
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was disappointing. Ordered scampi and chips, no peas. Came with peas, that didn’t really matter, but the scampi was preformed, fish substitute, uniform in shape and definitely hadn’t seen any scampi! Think that’s very poor in a restaurant. My daughter had fish and chips, no peas. Again came with peas, which didn’t really matter, but the fish had a lot of batter and was very dry. My son had steak and chips which he said was good. Were going to have desserts but waitress didn’t return.
Had to approach bar to pay and then wait some time to do so. Didn’t seem to have enough staff on. Have eaten here before on a Sunday, which was good, hence return visit, but we won’t be back again. Sorry

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BettyT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This pub had good landlords several years ago and they retired. The new landlords had a different view of how an old beautiful pub should be presented, for me, they missed the mark totally. Trendy and expensive with little ambience to speak of. Now...oh wow...the current landlord has brought back the comfort the pub offered very good food at a reasonable price, and a touch of decor befitting a very old original building, not stuffy, not pretentious. Good food, good prices and helpful good mannered staff.

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DaveJ
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Didnt take up the booking due to illness restaurant was very uderstanding will try againe in the near future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere when going to eat on a Sunday - busy Sunday lunch feel with excellent and consistent service alongside high quality food. Best roast I've had in a pub/restaurant in a very long while, and considering I eat out a lot I was extremely impressed!! Would highly recommend a meal here for any and all occasions

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Five Pointed Star is rated 4.4 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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