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The Cow Shed Bar & Grill, Birchington, Kent

The Cow Shed Bar & Grill

4.7
4.7
232 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


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 232 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. KH

    KarlosH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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
  2. 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 😁
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nipped in for lunch. Food was lovely and the service we received was excellent.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

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

    JULIEF

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fab lunch, food lovely, service very efficient and friendly. Thank you.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. JU

    JULIEF

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 2 year anniversary and
  26. K

    Knoxy

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Not a local but will take an hour drive to return for the Sunday roast. Best roast belly off pork ever had.
  27. NH

    NicolaH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting and it won’t be our last! Absolutely Beautiful roast! Lovely venue and wonderful staff! Thank you for a lovely meal. We will be back soon and bringing our friends with us!
  28. GM

    GaryM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food very friendly and helpful staff
  29. KM

    KariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for a meal, had to go a bit early (14.30), could not get any later reservation. we had some starter and burgers, perfect, perhaps a little too much. Staff is extremely friendly. Excellent Malbec.
  30. AN

    AmyN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Service was great food was not worth the money… had a rack of ribs that had barely any meat on and the steak came out cold. Very over priced!
  31. EL

    EmmaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lovely time my girlfriend said her steak and mushrooms were amazing! And I had the chicken stack which was beautiful! Then we had Eton mess for dessert which was also delicious. We had lovely waitress who made us feel welcomed and comfortable, checking in often.
  32. VR

    VicR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic x Best steak I have had in a very long time x
  33. J

    Jetbags

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An opportunistic meal out for two on a mid week night, really glad we found the Cow Shed. Polite and efficient service backed up by the all important excellent food. Very happy to return to this restaurant in the near future.
  34. K

    Katies1989

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food every time we come. The only place my husband will try different food as he is very fussy. He loved the steak he tried this weekend with the bbq sauce. We will definitely be back again
  35. L

    Lois

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Hearty meals (you can take home leftovers) and the best onion rings ever!! You should absolutely pop in for a cocktail or two 😁
  36. LB

    LorraineB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday lunch and fabulous staff. Thank you!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night for me and the wife tonight and I must say I have had my eye on the Cow shed for about a year or so now, the only thing I regret about my visit is that I didn’t go sooner 🙈😁. What a restaurant, GREAT SERVICE , GREAT FOOD , and GREAT PRICES. Will defo be visiting again very soon 😁😁😁😁
  38. DD

    DDLok

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, lovely food , will 100% return
  39. MJ

    MattJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have visited the ow shed for a Sunday roast 3 times now and the staff are always polite and friendly and the food is cooked well and generous portions
  40. JS

    JenniferS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is here is just amazing! Portion size is really generous and we found it really difficult to choose what to eat as it all sounded amazing! The staff were really helpful, gave us their recommendations and were really attentive! Definitely recommend and we can’t wait to go back and try the roast dinner!

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 232 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


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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