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Hamlet Restaurant

3.6
3.6
12 Reviews
£25 and under
British

If you are looking for a stylish, welcoming dining experience, that offers superb food at competitive prices, then look no further than the Hamlet Restaurant!



Recently modernised, Hamlet Restaurant compliments the building’s 18th century charm with a modern twist.



The food ranges from a variety of traditional English and European cuisine, with a Sunday carvery that is not to be missed!

We operate a ‘help yourself’ buffet option at our cold selection table for breakfast along with our Full English Breakfast option.

Lunchtime dining offers a choice of two and three course menus available.

As for dinner, join us and treat yourself to a pro-active, friendly service for those leisurely after work wind downs, a quick bite to eat, or, a romantic date night – better yet, why not request a conservatory table upon making your reservation to watch the evening draw-in under the stars!

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 06:00–22:00
    Sat, Sun 08:30–10:30
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Sun 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01732 846858

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Catering menu is available when you come and see us to arrange your special event

  • Private party facilities

    For information on bookings and a guided tour please email the following

    Lucia@hamlethotels.com

  • Area

    East Malling

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public Transit

    Just past Morrison's there are bus stops that will take you to Maidstone town center or the stop near Alim-Et will take you to Larkfield and Snodland

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Sunday Carvery

    £9.99 per person

    2 Jan - 30 Jan 2022
    Why not start the New Year off on the right foot, by joining us for our Fabulous Sunday Carvery. As an extra special New Year offer we are reducing the price for the whole of January from £12.99 to £9.99 per person, so why not leave the washing up to someone else on a Sunday. Also in this fantastic offer we are giving you either of the following. A Glass of House Wine , Pint of Fosters or Fresh Juices and to top things off Kids under 12 eat free.

Menu

Sunday 5th December 2021. 12:00 – 3:00

Starters

  • Soup of the Day

    • Salad Bar

      Selection of dressings & toppings

      Mains

      All served with seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding & gravy. Selection of slow roasted British meats:

      • Roast Gammon

        • Roast Beef Topside

          • Roast Turkey Crown

            Desserts

            • Selection of Homemade Desserts

              Last updated: 25 November 2021

              What 12 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

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

              3.6
              3.6 based on recent ratings
              • 3.8Food
              • 3.4Service
              • 2.8Ambience
              • 4Value

              NoiseModerate

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              1. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Kent

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined 3 days ago

                overall2food3service1ambience1

                Was our second visit , this time quality of food had dropped & there was no service at all , had to clear own plates. Just no staff seem to be in the dining area constantly, just one member of staff rushing through every now and then. wasn’t offered our free drink that came with the carvery deal. Even for the £10 three courses with what is actually on offer isn’t great value for money

              2. GH

                GlynisH

                Kent

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 16 January 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                My sister was staying with me over the weekend and we went to The Hamlet for Sunday Roast Carvery. Lovely hotel, very friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Would very much recommend it.

              3. t

                tml75

                1 review

                1.0

                1 review

                Dined on 9 January 2022

                overall1food1service1ambience1

                No service from staff so was unaware of starters and desserts. Carvery was an ok selection of veg but was just about warm nothing hot! The restaurant had no atmosphere or staff on hand, those that were present just slumped about. The decor is out of date and felt tired- if I was a guest at the hotel I’d be very disappointed. Would not recommend wasting time or money visiting here.

              4. CB

                ChrisB

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 December 2021

                overall4food3service3ambience2

                Strange place. Read the reviews but decided to give it a go. Not really set up as we expected it to be. Two of us and sat at a table for 6 or more? Service was good, drinks ordered and arrived quickly. Not so sure when its full though. Only two persons attending. Quick explanation of how it all works and off we went. Meat options were very good and plentiful if you wished for it. Veg was a little less successful. Some veg missing, apparently we were late customers !!! Only 14:30 booking and we were early. The rest of the veg, brussels, ok, carrots and turnips. Which were rock hard. We could not eat them. The Yorkshire puds were huge and very tasty. A nice pudding selection, small cakes and a sticky toffee pudding. I’m not sure if there was more. Not when we got there. Overall, I’d say we would try it again. Apparently it is being modernised bit by bit. Lets hope it all goes well and the vegetables improve .

                Hamlet RestaurantResponded on 31 December 2021

                31/12/2021 Dear ChrisB Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We want you to feel comfortable sharing good or bad news with us. I am sorry your visit with us fell short of expectations. I also want to thank you for giving us a chance to make things right. We are using your feedback to make some changes: I'm pleased we are able to make things better and I hope we see you soon. Mark Atkins (F&B Manager)

              5. ME

                MichaelE

                Kent

                1 review

                2.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 December 2021

                overall2food4service3ambience2

                Booked a table for 2 at 2pm .When we arrived we were shown to a table for 8!!! Once there was a smaller table we were moved. Manager was very nice but the restaurant was chaotic. Soup had to be refilled, and the roast beef was topped up with sliced steaks , veggies were a bit mixed, but on the whole the food was enjoyable. It was our first visit and we will probably give it another try. Things are very taxing at present and maybe they had some absentees . Merry Christmas

                Hamlet RestaurantResponded on 31 December 2021

                31/12/2021 Dear MichaelE Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We want you to feel comfortable sharing good or bad news with us. I am sorry your visit with us fell short of expectations. I also want to thank you for giving us a chance to make things right. We are using your feedback to make some changes: I'm pleased we are able to make things better and I hope we see you soon. Mark Atkins (F&B Manager)

              6. D

                Djpopcon

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 December 2021

                overall4food3service4ambience3

                nice to have a full sunday carvery half price and so close to christmas.....had to go home for an afternoon nap i ate so much!!!

              7. LR

                LyndaR

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 December 2021

                overall3food3service3ambience2

                Better than a budget venue, but some improvements would warrant a 4* score. The servery area needs repositioning to give customers more room to access self service dishes. Subtle background music would improve the ambience. A second, dedicated server would help to welcome and assist customers. On the plus side, the food was value for money and a good carvery choice. Tables were well spaced with comfortable chairs and spotless tablecloths. The single server worked hard getting drinks, etc. and was polite and professional. We had a satisfying and unhurried meal and may well return in the future.

                Hamlet RestaurantResponded on 31 December 2021

                31/12/2021 Dear LyndaR Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We want you to feel comfortable sharing good or bad news with us. I am sorry your visit with us fell short of expectations. I also want to thank you for giving us a chance to make things right. We are using your feedback to make some changes: I'm pleased we are able to make things better and I hope we see you soon. Mark Atkins (F&B Manager)

              8. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Kent

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on 19 December 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great carvery on a Sunday , excellent value for money .. wide range of choices . Really friendly staff

                Hamlet RestaurantResponded on 31 December 2021

                31/12/2021 Dear Reviewer It was a pleasure serving you, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the meal and the service you received. We hope you'll come and see us soon! Mark Atkins (F&B Manager)

              9. L

                Lynsey

                Liverpool

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 December 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We really enjoyed our meal, there was a good selection and choice and the staff were very attentive. We would definitely go again. It was even better as we had an offer for the price.

                Hamlet RestaurantResponded on 31 December 2021

                Dear Lynsey It was a pleasure serving you, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the meal and the service you received. We hope you'll come and see us soon! Mark Atkins (F&B Manager)

              10. JB

                JulieB

                Kent

                1 review

                4.0

                1 review

                Dined on 19 December 2021

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Lovely food with a very good choice of vegetables. The staff were attentive and very welcoming. We will certainly be visiting again.

                Hamlet RestaurantResponded on 31 December 2021

                31/12/2021 Dear JulieB It was a pleasure serving you, I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the meal and the service you received. We hope you'll come and see us soon! Mark Atkins (F&B Manager)

              11. H

                Hetti

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on 11 December 2021

                overall5food5service5ambience3

                The food and the service were brilliant. It looks as though they are part way through decorating, so I'm excited to see the finished results. Value for money was excellent. Could perhaps do with some music playing in the background. We will be having another carvery there again soon.

              12. DA

                DebbieA

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on 5 December 2021

                overall3food5service2ambience1

                Amazing food but the venue was a bit run down, old and shabby looking. Could be an amazing place but definitely needs a refurb. Staff were attentive and polite, we went for Sunday carvery not busy at all. Not sure we will be returning due to venue but as I have said previously the food was wonderful - well done Chef!

                Hamlet RestaurantResponded on 12 December 2021

                Dear Debbie, Many thanks for dining with us and taking your time for your valued feedback, we really appreciate your compliments to our Chef and F&B team We are undergoing an extensive refurbishment without any interruption to our guests, last week we had the glazers changing all brand new windows, our restaurant and lounge is now being furnished with brand new seating, other parts of the building are being modernised as well. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Management Hamlet Restaurant.

              FAQs

              Hamlet Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 12 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 5 times today
              Experiences are available.
              Google Map for Hamlet Restaurant

              802 London Rd Maidstone, Kent ME20 6HJ

              • Area

                East Malling

              • Hours of Operation

                Breakfast
                Mon–Fri 06:00–22:00
                Sat, Sun 08:30–10:30
                Lunch
                Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30
                Sun 12:00–15:00
                Dinner
                Daily 18:00–22:00

              • Cuisines

                British

              • Dining style

                Casual Dining

              • Dress Code

                Business Casual

              • Parking Details

                Hotel Parking

              • Public Transit

                Just past Morrison's there are bus stops that will take you to Maidstone town center or the stop near Alim-Et will take you to Larkfield and Snodland

              • Additional

                Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access

              • Phone number

                01732 846858

              • Catering

                Catering menu is available when you come and see us to arrange your special event

              • Private party facilities

                For information on bookings and a guided tour please email the following

                Lucia@hamlethotels.com

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