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The Cow Shed Bar & Grill, Birchington, Kent

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill

4.7
4.7
247 Reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Ask anybody who knows us and they will tell you, we know how to enjoy ourselves!

We never shy away from a reason to get together and celebrate, which notoriously involves freshly prepared, great food and beverages, in the company of good friends and family.

As a team, we pair our own personal culinary knowledge, gained whilst cooking at home and on our many travels. This, combined with 70 years plus of working in the hospitality industry, will ensure your visit to The Cow Shed is perfect.



We welcome the opportunity of hosting you, ensuring everything is perfect in creating your memory.

The Cow Shed team will look after your every service need and our dedicated chefs will use their creative flare to prepare your meal to the highest standard.

This is where mouth watering, memorable moments are made...

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sun 12:00–16:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 12:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01843 847777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Birchington

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TK

    TrevorK

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food great menu loads to. Choose between spot on
  2. GR

    GrahamR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, we really enjoyed our evening.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with the missus, it was fantastic !! The food was outstanding and the service was A-star !!! The restaurant looks amazing and very clean !! Everyone was so friendly and help you in anyways possible. I will be returning without question !!!
  4. RS

    RachelS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent staff. I’m not vegetarian but I like to try a meat free meal. Had Buffalo cauliflower and pulled jack fruit, tasted amazing. Relaxed atmosphere
  5. CC

    ConorC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, friendly and attentive service. Good value for the quality of food. 100% would recommend
  6. DM

    DonM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Holly and her team were outstanding. many thanks brilliant
  7. HT

    HelenT

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great and fairly priced. Staff were helpful and friendly making you feel welcome from the start.
  8. BS

    BarbaraS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and good value. It was cramped and noisy though. there was an option to sit outside but much too close to the traffic
  9. TP

    TinaP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always, very good staff and service
  10. SH

    SharonH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food although not a cheap meal. Good service but quite noisy environment with loud music, really good vibe but not one for a quiet meal
  11. JD

    JD2022

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was exceptional. That needs to be called out first. The fire pit garlic, rosemary and sea salt bread was outstanding, as were the skinny fries, can’t believe I’m reviewing a chip but they were stunning. The Malbec was good. The pigs in blankets good, Our steaks were expensive and we had high expectations, every mouthful my rib was chewy (lots of sinue) and not cooked to my liking (so took it home for the dogs who LOVED it!! - my fiancés fillet was nothing special which was a shame. We would return but we wouldn’t have the steaks again.
  12. SD

    SamD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, and delicious food. The Hard Shakes are a great option if you can't manage dessert!
  13. KJ

    KazJ

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Unfortunately limited menu as had an offer on and ran out of quite a few items on the main menu by evening. Wine expensive xx
  14. MS

    MarkS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My wife and I had a lovely evening at The Cow Shed in Birchington on sea. The food was excellent my wife had the Louisiana chicken and it was cooked perfectly, I had the full rack of ribs, and the meat just fell of the bone. I would recommend a visit to this restaurant.
  15. AW

    AlexW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening celebrating our anniversary. The food was delicious! Our waitress (Lily?) was fantastic really great service and even booked our taxi and waited with us for it to arrive. Will definitely be back!
  16. KH

    KarlosH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening, food was fantastic as it always is. Happy to live near, but even if I didn't live near I would still drive like 2 hours to eat your food. 5 star from me
  17. KP

    KayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our first time at the cowshed food was beautiful only one little thing my food was served on a board as we had ordered cauliflower cheese side could not put on as would have run off, for me a plate would have been better staff were friendly and attentive couldn't fault them at all and made you feel v welcome. Will definitely be back 😁
  18. a

    amandah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal. The shepherds pie was divine. Plenty of gluten free options too. Well recommend.
  19. SL

    SandraL

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely friendly environment very clean and the food was out of this world the portions were of a good size so no one will go home hungry from here so definitely coming back.
  20. D

    Dean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service here at this restaurant is really good, highly recommend it to anyone in the area who like to dine out. I was recommended this place by a close friend who swore by it and I can vouch for this place too.
  21. SE

    SamE

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere as always!! One of my favourites!
  22. MQ

    MaggieQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was just great very tasty and pippin hot, the service was very good and the staff was fantastic
  23. SP

    ShonaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The nut roast didn’t have any nuts in. Be very nice to see something more substantial for the veg option. (Stuffing should have sausage meat for the price) The lamb was out of this world though and the dessert - I realised I didn’t take my purse or we would have left a much bigger tip. Apologies. Your staff are out of this world for laughter and ambience I can tell you enjoy working together and we very much felt a part of that vibrancy.
  24. JD

    JayD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday meal and had a fantastic experience. All staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the portions were massive! We ended up taking food home with us! Would definitely recommend
  25. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We were expecting something special but were disappointed. It was just ok, nothing special and not good value for the prices they were charging. When the waitress came to collect the plates, she asked if everything was ok. We told her the burger was dry and she just said ok and that was it. Not sure why she bothered asking us.
  26. NK

    NatalieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff as always were really friendly and helpful. Service was quick food was amazing, did send steak back but a new one was cooked. Cocktails are amazing. Love it here, always recommend to friends and family as they cater for a lot of dietary requirements.
  27. T

    Trix

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails and service was great, watch out for the ghost chili sauce, very spicy.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first visit to the Cow Shed....I've driven past many times but this was the first chance we've had to cone for a meal. We booked a 6.30pm table and it was still half full.... Holly showed us to our outside table....they have heaters....and we had a great starter of garlic bread with Seas salt and fresh rosemary plus pork crackling and apple sauce.... we followed this up with boneless chicken, mustard coleslaw, and fries fir Ruth and the Chicago ribs with red cabbage, a baked potato and a side order of "frickes".....all the food was delicious and we were very full at the end. Drinks included a gin & tonic, ginger beer, vote and white wine with a choice of gin. Service was attentive but not rushed and 2 hours later we paid the bill...a reasonable £78 plus a tip.... Great vibe, good food, and lovely staff. We'll be back again.
  29. TP

    TerryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food very good. Waitress, lovely. There was no pressure and relaxing.
  30. MG

    MikeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service staff were attentive, professional and fully confident in their duties, we were made to feel very welcome and looked after very well.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very nice food! Great service as well
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nipped in for lunch. Food was lovely and the service we received was excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is incredible! The food and service was perfect.
  34. J

    Josie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was really great. In regards to the Sunday roast dinner just a couple of thoughts. We ordered a beef and chicken roast but there were a couple of things I would change. We spent over £70 for two of us, and I think the quality of the food could have been better. The meat was lovely but it was the extra bits that came with it that I would have liked to have been different. It would have been nice to have had chicken gravy with the chicken roast. The same gravy was used for both meals and it impacted on the taste. The cauliflower with the extra cauliflower cheese we paid for was still quite hard and there was very little cheese sauce. I would have liked to have seen some more vegetables and maybe this served in a serving bowl on the side to share? So we had the choice of what we wanted. We were given one carrot and one parsnip each and the meat was laid on a tiny bit of cabbage. But the cabbage was more the hard stem rather than the cabbage leaves. The service however was really good considering how busy they were
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food , great staff , and all round good experience
  36. JU

    JULIEF

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fab lunch, food lovely, service very efficient and friendly. Thank you.
  37. SG

    SteveG

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really can’t say enough about ‘The Cow Shed’ Service is brilliant as soon as you walk in. Your made to feel really welcome and the staff are amazing. Food is brilliant and the portions are generous.
  38. LE

    LEANNEA

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, great food very big portions stuffed yorkie starter was delicious.
  39. JU

    JULIEF

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fab burger and my friend had beef brisket roll on the fiver fest offer. Really tasty home made,would definitely visit again. Very friendly servers.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 2 year anniversary and

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Cow Shed Bar & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01843 847777.

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Cow Shed Bar & Grill

3 The Square, Birchington, Kent CT7 9AE

Additional information

  • Area

    Birchington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sun 12:00–16:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 12:00–20:45

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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