The Barn Restaurant

4.4
275 reviews
£25 and under
British
This unique 17th century building offers a rustic setting, with it's original features it boasts exquisite décor that provides a good balance of old and new.
The Barn is positioned as one of Kent’s leading places to dine, with a best of British classics menu providing a contemporary twist on traditional dishes, and using only the best local organic ingredients.
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Lois
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food. So glad we got to book a meal here before change of ownership.
Enjoyed a lovely evening of superb food, simply perfect service and warming atmosphere, I cannot think of anything to criticise!
Our waitress was so genuine and friendly, and went the extra mile.
Our son was in a local respite centre for the evening, so we chose this restaurant to treat ourselves!
We will be gutted to not return but wish everyone all the luck with their future endeavours. We will definitely keep an eye out on social media as informed by our waitress!
If you can get a table before next sat (end march 2017) you MUST go!! Thank you to the chef and all the staff for a lovely evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely place. One of our favourite restaurant ever. Shame the current owners are shutting up shop.

CB
30CB5
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Chilly and dark. Table not prepared. Forgot water. Didn't know about menu and nuts or flavours of ice cream available. Friendly enough though. Parsnips undergone. Yorkshires overdone.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another good experience from this venue. Real shame it is closing the doors in March. Would highly recommend a visit before it is lost to us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firm favourite of ours. It didn't disappoint on Valentines Day!

Go hungry as the portion sizes are filling!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place as always. Cannot fault this place. How it's closing down in the next few weeks is beyond me. This is / was the best restaurant in Medway by quite some distance.

Will be missed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first visit and will certainly not be my last. The decor and ambience was charming.

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The main course was a little cold so dropped one star.

It wasn't a cheap lunch but would certainly recommend the venue. We would like to return for an evening meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at the restaurant was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. I would visit it again and recommend it. My husband is very hard to please and he was very impressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Been a few times before for birthdays, special occasions and Sunday lunch. Hadn't been for a couple of months so fancied a treat. Lovely Sunday lunch I'd say not for every week but worth as a treat. Have also tried the tasting menu which was wonderful as a special treat.

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Domonic01
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Visited the Barn on Friday night for a special occasion my wife's birthday, the food and service was good, but sadly it was very quiet with very little ambience. We felt it was a bit over priced for what we had, it hasn't put us off but we would like to see the prices come down a bit for this area

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is under stated, the food is exquisite and the service friendly. A wonderful dining experience.

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lynn
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food at a reasonable price good service nice atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely restaurant with a good atmosphere. Food was delicious and waitresses very accommodating with our needs.

Only criticism would be that it's very dark so we needed to use the lights on our phones to read the menu!!

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Ladyshepherdspie
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been desperate to eat here for a while and boy was it worth the wait! The menu selection is concise but between my partner and I we didn't have a single dish that wasn't delicious! The food was beautifully plated of generous portion and piping hot. Wait staff needed to be prompted for additional drinks would be my only minor grumble. This being said all staff were friendly and polite I would 100% recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, location, and great service. I took a business guest for lunch and even though we were only given the set Christmas lunch / dinner menu, it did not disappoint. Both myself and my guest were of the opinion that this was so much better than any chain restaurants we'd recently attended, with particular attention to detail on the complexity of the dishes. Really, really good food and I can't wait to return with either my wife, or another business guest.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We thought that charging £15 extra for the Christmas menu on Saturdays was a bit cheeky and not justified by the meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked the barn through open table for my boyfriends 31st birthday! I have been here before so I knew the service and food would be fantastic! We were presented with a set menu which was an offer that was too good to turn down! I would highly recommend this for any occasion as the food is second to none and the service is exceptional!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, always something new to try!

Friendly staff and very good value for a Sunday lunch that's just a bit special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, as was the service. Very nice decor, felt very relaxed. However, we did feel it was overpriced and would go there more if it were not so expensive

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We have been to the Barn for a number of years for special occasions. Whilst the food was very well presented the portions were extremely small and very expensive for what was received e.g the duck was £22 but I didn't have a whole breast just two small duck portions with one tiny carrot and a parsnip luckily we ordered more veg separately. Dessert again very pretty but not worth £7 3 tiny slices of banana and popcorn praline for me

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food,nicely priced and good service.would recommended any day

HF
HeidiF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted somewhere special for our anniversary and the Barn delivered the perfect setting for this. We had a taster menu that was, by far, one of the best we have ever tasted. The service from the front of house staff was very attentive and we were made to feel that the restaurant wanted to share our special day with us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, full of favour in a beautiful setting

JS
JoyS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection and presentation was outstanding. Excellent and unusual pairings of flavours. Service is always excellent too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Booked for my mum and dads 50th wedding anniversary read all the reviews so was very excited to try the food, service was very good the barn was very pretty but was disappointed with the food. Thought the prices were quite expensive for an ok meal, had steak which was somewhat chewy not terrible but left feeling that I wouldn't return or recommend.

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vipJules
London
44 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This restaurant is trying to be 'high end' but not quite making it. The food was not 'fine dining' yet the prices indicate that it will be! The menu on line is completely different to that offered in the restaurant - when questioned I was told the on-line menu is a sample as their menu is seasonal. However, the on-line menu sounded very appetising, which is one of the reasons for booking, yet the actual menu on the evening bore no resemblance to the on-line menu, and nothing really appealed to me on the actual menu which was very disappointing.
Small touches were also amiss such as our table being the only table without a candle, I also had to ask for some butter with the bread (others already had it on their table) plus the bread was just plain sliced brown or white. I would have expected different types of small bread roles for this type of restaurant.
The restaurant is trying to be something it isn't. It needs to improve on the menu and quality of food, plus get the little touches right before charging London prices.
Its a shame, as it has a lot of potential.

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Beanman444
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Was disappointed with service and quality of some of the food! Firstly someone was already on our table, slow service and tough meat! Not friendly service

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lynn
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Chairs were not comfortable service not as good as normal late in giving bread no wine glasses on table

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boffin
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant surroundings,friendly and helpful staff and very good food-hot and presented well

JS
JoyS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was a gift from our son. The meal was outstanding, with varied choices, good food pairings and was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. We will be making another booking soon and are already looking forward to it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Woulf never go again, never tasted steak so tough in my life was like leather!!

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Brad
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a beautiful meal at The Barn. Excellent food and a warm welcome at our favourite special restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Slow to be seated starters OK Tbone steak on menu that I had was very very small and thin not good value

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking was easy. Directions easy to follow.warm welcoming atmosphere ,staff friendly and attentive without being intrusive and very helpful. We were able to relax and enjoy our visit.

MM
MrandMrsD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely evening dining at the barn. Service was excellent as was the food. Will be recommending to friends and family. Will also be returning in the near future.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch, good value for a special Sunday lunch

C
Colindus
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Use the Barn as our special place. We have never been disappointed always leave very happy having spent a delightful evening.
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HF
HeidiF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only just recently discovered this restaurant and so glad we have. The food is delicious and all tastes well catered for. I am gluten intolerant but that was not a problem for the chef I could eat the same as everyone else with just a little tweek on accompaniments of the meal

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Allison
Cornwall
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal would recommend

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scram6
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

one complaint the bench seating very uncomfortable

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The Barn Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.