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The Barn Restaurant

4.4
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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Menu

To Start

  • Pan Seared Coley

    tomato salsa – sun dried tomatoes

    • Ham Hock Roulade

      mustard piccalilli – crackling

      • Radish and Frisee Salad

        toasted cashews – baked apple

        • British Pea Soup

          pea shoots

          • Spinach and Garlic Tart

            beetroot – chutney

            The Middle

            • Breast of Chicken

              honey glazed carrots – puree

              • Parmesan Gnocchi

                truffle – spinach – onion puree

                • Steamed Mussels

                  bacon – skinny chips

                  • Homemade British Beef Burger

                    beef dripping chips – coleslaw

                    • Smoked Haddock Risotto

                      chorizo – soft herbs

                      Sides

                      £3 EACH

                      • Beef Dripping Chips

                        • Pinach and Stilton Salad

                          • Cauliflower Cheese

                            • Creamed Cabbage

                              To Finish

                              • Chocolate Brownie

                                toasted marshmallow – peanut butter ice-cream

                                • British Strawberry Eton Mess

                                  chantilly cream – meringue

                                  • Traditional Apple Crumble

                                    vanilla pod ice cream

                                    • Vanilla Pod Panna Cotta

                                      blood orange – honeycomb

                                      • British Cheese Board

                                        crackers – homemade chutney (£3 supplement)

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                                        What 275 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        4.4
                                        4.4 based on all time ratings
                                        • 4.5Food
                                        • 4.4Service
                                        • 4.2Ambience
                                        • 4.0Value

                                        94% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                        1. L

                                          Lois

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        2. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        3. CB

                                          30CB5

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          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.

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        5. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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!

                                        6. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        8. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          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.

                                        10. D

                                          Domonic01

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          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

                                        11. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        12. l

                                          lynn

                                          Kent

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 24 December 2016

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          very good food at a reasonable price good service nice atmosphere

                                        13. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          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!!

                                        14. L

                                          Ladyshepherdspie

                                          Kent

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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!

                                        15. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        16. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          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.

                                        17. LW

                                          LisaW

                                          Kent

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 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!

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        19. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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

                                        20. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          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

                                        21. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 22 October 2016

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                        22. HF

                                          HeidiF

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 13 October 2016

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful food, full of favour in a beautiful setting

                                        24. JS

                                          JoyS

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        25. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          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.

                                        26. J

                                          Jules

                                          London

                                          44 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          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.

                                        27. B

                                          Beanman444

                                          Kent

                                          2 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          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

                                        28. l

                                          lynn

                                          Kent

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          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

                                        29. b

                                          boffin

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 9 September 2016

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                                        30. JS

                                          JoyS

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        31. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 3 September 2016

                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

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

                                        32. B

                                          Brad

                                          London

                                          10 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        33. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          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

                                        34. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        35. MM

                                          MrandMrsD

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          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.

                                        36. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 21 August 2016

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great Sunday lunch, good value for a special Sunday lunch

                                        37. C

                                          Colindus

                                          Kent

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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. I'm

                                        38. HF

                                          HeidiF

                                          Kent

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          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

                                        39. A

                                          Allison

                                          Devon

                                          9 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on 14 August 2016

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Lovely meal would recommend

                                        40. s

                                          scram6

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 6 August 2016

                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                          one complaint the bench seating very uncomfortable

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