The Cow Shed Bar & Grill

4.6
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£25 and under
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The Cow Shed Bar & Grill Birchington is a small, family owned restaurant situated in the heart of the beautiful Village of Birchington. We offer a fantastic selection of grilled and roasted meats, but you will also find fresh fish, and vegetarian dishes on our menu. Sunday roast is served every Sunday! Our chefs use prime Kentish produce, finest cuts of locally sourced meats, and fish, to create a menu that appeals to all tastes. With our wide selection of drinks, freshly cooked food, and cosy decor, The Cow Shed has everything you need for the perfect dining experience!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, wish we could have fit pudding in but was too full from the gorgeous sharing starter and huge steak. No sweet potato fries though :(

OT
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks bit pricey, food ok. Steak cooked beautifully but the rest pretty average.

BC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service, waitress very friendly & efficient.
Rump & ribeye steaks were a little chewy but all other food was good especially the rib starter

R
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb food very friendly and warm very catering would highly recommend 8 off us at one table and not one of us had a single complaint waiters very friendly would highly recommend for couples or a larger party can’t praise the staff enough

JW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit on Wednesday, and was not disappointed. Food was cooked to perfection, even though the portions were huge, so couldnt eat all mine 😊 cocktails were gorgeous
The 2 girls working front of house were welcoming, friendly and attentive, and made the whole evening a lovely experience. Would highly recommend, and will definitely be going back 10/10

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, ambience was lovely ( created the perfect setting for my date). First time visiting and will certainly visit again. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, always came over with a smile on their face. Food wise, I opted for the mac n cheese burger and this was really tasty, could not fault it. Really cannot recommend this place highly enough!

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food good service. All round 👍🏽

H
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with family. Service was great and the food was yummy. Would definitely come back. Lots of choice on the menu. All food looked great.

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. We will be returning very soon.

JW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my husband’s birthday and we loved the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. Could not fault the food. It was delicious. Will definitely go back

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal out with friends. The girls who were serving couldn’t have been more friendly or polite. We had an amazing evening and the food - especially the steaks were cooked to perfection. Really nice restaurant. Will definitely take friends and family here again. Recommended 5 stars service food cleanliness - everything.

CR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal with friends. Good portion sizes. Steak was well cooked. Would recommend

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service as good, speedy but with a good space between courses. Food was certainly filling, we were going to share a starter and dessert but couldn’t manage dessert. I wouldn’t say it’s silly expensive compared to some other reviews.

FJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, party of 4, quick and efficient service from friendly staff.
Will definitely go back soon.

ML
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers and ribs and great value kids meals.

SW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service lovely staff even complimented my hair !! Nice cocktails aswell food was amazing deffo Coming again

C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, really helpful staff, reasonably priced and a great atmosphere.

B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty food and good atmosphere. Just tricky with one loo for whole restaurant!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food. The building was far to hot
Space was quite limited so we were squashed in

LM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. Service was great. They accommodated for our youngest who is autistic and made changes to his food in line with his little quirks.

CN
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food. Would definitely recommend!to friends and family

C
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal at the cow shed for partners birthday, service was excellent, staff very friendly, helpful, made u feel very comfortable. Food was outstanding, cooked fresh and served fast . Highly recommend giving a go if u not been before.

JW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely food, with attentive but not pushy waitress who served us. Brilliant starters, very nice main course and too full for dessert this time. Highly recommend would definitely use again.

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always lush food, great service and good value.

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great variety, great food, my steak wasn't quite rare but close enough. My only issue is it was alot of money and i had a fillet steak, i was expecting the steak to be perfect, of which it wasn't quite.

Overal was very nice but abit expensive.

SH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal and the staff could not have been more friendly and efficient. We will certainly return and recommend it to our friends.

KA
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. Will go again but only as a very big treat. Although the food was yummy, very pricey for steak.

KH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went with 4 other friend. The food and atmosphere were very good.

W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been meaning to go for some while as the reviews are always good. We had a great meal, good music, lovely staff and would definitely go back.

PM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great.

TA
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went in on Saturday night, a birthday party for 6 (adults). Very enjoyable. Food was very good, though shame my daughter's vegan meal was scrubbed off the menu. They did have an alternative though.
Very enjoyable evening, staff friendly and helpful, will certainly go again.

EB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to the Cow Shed for my husbands 60th Birthday. Staff very nice, Food very nice. I would say it is a treat as we all found it to be very expensive for the amount of food that came out. I would recommend it but only as somewhere special to go.

C
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! The food was over priced given the portion size however tasted nice.

T
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the staff were brilliant and the courses came out very quickly. Will definitely be returning.

AF
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Although the menu had changed slightly from previous visit the food was very tasty. Very friendly staff. I will be back

L
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

5 of us when for family dinner and food was lovely and good choices, cocktails was excellent, was good atmosphere in there

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food in a nice friendly atmosphere

N
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Service is great, food is always so good!
It’s a really cosy atmosphere 10/10

M
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There were 6 of us in my birthday party and I didn't complain as it was a treat,my fault but my chips were over cooked and dark,the steak was just about cooked right but chewy as hell and the sauce was dark and tasteless not creamy as in their photos.the duck had hardly any plum sauce on it,the kebab was dry and overcooked and the pork was all stuffing and tough soggy crackling! Sorry if it was one person but all 6,all different ages had a gripe,and as we didn't have starters it seemed a long time for the food to come out. After it had been recommended by several of my friends I was so disappointed and felt bad for choosing it for all of us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

My burger was nice, the rest was fairly bog standard which was disappointing. My wife's chicken burger had very soggy buns as they had put far too much sauce in there. The side dish came out after a long delay and we'd nearly finished our mains by then. Heard a lot of good things and hype about the place which it unfortunately failed to live up to. Even the smaller details like the ketchup, tasted cheap and vinegary. Not likely to return.