Hengist

4.4
570 reviews
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The Hengist is set in a 16th Century building in the heart of Aylesford village.
With a downstairs brasserie, two separate upstairs fine dining rooms, and champagne bar, the Hengist is a versatile destination offering the very best of British cooking, served in refined surroundings.
To the rear, The Hengist has a garden with stream, offering separate outside dining and drinking areas.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service

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DA
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food an atmosphere. Was our first time to the Hengist and we were very impressed.

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S
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have had meals here a number of times and Sunday lunch seems to be a little hit and miss with the quality.... Potatoes this week were well cook, to the point that a steak knife would have been useful !! The cauliflower cheese (my favourite) looked like banna angel delight and wasn't great. The service was brilliant however, not sure how many more chances I can give for Sunday lunch.

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DJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends to the Hengist on Saturday July 13th. We had a lovely evening. It was our 6th visit and we will continue to go back.
Food and service is excellent.
The barman is also a treasure, serves a great gin and tonic!

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GW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly efficient waitress and waiter , food was great , I would highly recommend, people next to us we're having afternoon tea which looked lovely, going to book for next week .

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S
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Took advantage of steak Monday. Wine good steak good and value for money amazing

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KH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

For the Sunday roast it's a no. Mine was served cool, vegetables were overcooked and mushy. £14.50 is an adventurous price for a average grade meal.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Usually for our sunday roast this is my go to place,
And its always spot on. However this time...was awful. Waited an hour for a roast, when it came out most of it was stale or cold. Wont let this put me off as im putting this down to a new chef or something because it just wasnt the same.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in Kent. I have always dined on the upper floor but tried the ground floor. It was a different feel & kind of homely. Pleasurable dining experience & delightful food always.

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LH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Set lunch was very good value, beautifully presented and delicious. Friendly attentive staff

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PW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time, service and food was very good. we will go again!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Considering The Hengist has a good reputation locally we were disappointed. Although the food was good, it was not anything special and was overpriced. The room we were in (upstairs) is in dire need of an update with rather bizarre lighting and it was uncomfortably hot. We won’t be going back I’m afraid. This said the service was excellent.

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KT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and beautiful place. Went with my husband and our 8 month old baby and the staff were very accommodating

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F
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really enjoy our meals when we come to The Hengist, Well Done!

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RG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Hengist is always a reasonable standard and does enough to get you to come back but not enough to earn 5 stars. It does the job without differentiating itself

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SC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the best meal I have had in a restaurant for as long as I can remember! The food was absolutely delicious, and in such a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I had the chicken and prawn thai curry which was fabulous. The taste and texture of the prawns; mouth-watering! My husband had the best steak and chips he's ever had. The profiteroles came with hot melted chocolate sauce-oh my goodness...……..I can't wait to go back again. I would definitely recommend this place.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slightly slow and the ambience need tweaking slightly but we had a fantastic meal.

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d
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a groupon voucher given as a present and we had a fabulous time

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great and very tasty but service was pretty poor! We waited an hour between starters and mains! Had to go up to bar to ask for dessert and then bill and then card machine to pay! It was a shame as the food was great!

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W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's one of our favourite restaurants anyway but we'd never been for a Sunday roast. It didn't disappoint! Food was amazing as always and service was great too. Love it here!

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KG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and great service would recommend and would definitely go back

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LP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was fantastic, service was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Superb service and choice if you are gluten free. Only gave 3 stars for service and ambience because we were put in a back room (there was a function going on downstairs) which was freezing. We asked three times for the air conditioning to be turned down. It was eventually turned off. From then on we were able to enjoy the delicious food.

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SM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food was outstanding, the service was first class. The atmosphere was relaxed and there was no pressure to order.

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k
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was very disappointed with the Sunday lunch, veg turned up cold and was just plonked in a heap on a plate, the parsnips were impossible to cut, but on complaining were changed for more parsnips that again you couldn't cut, they had a fibrous stalk running through them, but on the up side the wine was nice.

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SD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday lunch, speedy service with a smile, lovely food

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, will definitely be making this a regular visit!

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HB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our friends and us were looking for something special for Easter Sunday and really liked the look of Hengist from the photos and reviews on opentable. We opted for the 3 course set menus served on the day rather than 2 because of the desserts. We were not disappointed. The cod was amazing and the roasts were brilliant. The Eton mess needed more meringue but that's a quibble. Overall, good service and very tasty and eye catching food. Just right for Easter Sunday.

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AB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat in the lovely garden and our food was hot and very good. The staff were friendly and helpful

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JD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hengust delivered yet again. Always reliable food excellent and tasty. Service is great too. Always recommend this venue to anyone wanting somewhere special to eat.

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JC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food reasonably priced. Good, friendly service. Tables maybe a little too close together for intimate conversation. My one objection is the service charge being automatically added to the bill, I prefer that to be at the discretion of the customer. In spite of this will definitely return.

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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food

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S
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Staff friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Pink Prosecco was just perfect!

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SS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely staff. Would recommend a visit to this place.

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GS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and they accept Tastecard. It was a Wednesday so quiet but will be busy at wekends

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great food, I will definitely be going back

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B
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! This is the second time I’ve been for Sunday Roast and it’s sooo good! So delicious, so beautifully presented! Yum! The service is very attentive and happy to accommodate food requests, my only little niggle was the buttermilk panna cotta, it just wasn’t as nice as a previous panna cotta I’d had previously. Was almost curdled? But it hasn’t impacted my opinion!

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FC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night , great food , excellent service , staff were amazing , nothing was too much trouble really friendly

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SN
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Partner and I received a gift voucher for Christmas. We had never been to this restaurant before. The staff were very welcoming and polite. The food was delicious! Would highly recommend.

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently had afternoon lunch for our son’s 10th birthday. The Sunday lunch menu was really good value for money and everyone really enjoyed the food. Lovely, lovely restaurant, we’d definitely go back.

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