The Cow Shed Bar & Grill

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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!
What 45 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food. Would definitely recommend!to friends and family

C
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was great.

TA
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

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

T
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food in a nice friendly atmosphere

N
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

2nd visit very nice restaurant nice and friendly staff food very good good choices.

MR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service will be going back and would recommend

MH
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant had been recommended by friends and it certainly lived up to expectations. The menu was relatively short but full of interesting options. The food itself was excellent, fresh and well presented. The service was attentive and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would certainly go again and recommend to friends and family.

W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely service, great food and menu and really helpful catering for my gluten and dairy intolerance. Definitely recommend! Only issue was that it was very hot inside! Thanks for a lovely time though

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely lovely meal for 6 of us celebrating my son’s 18th birthday. A great menu so hard to choose but everyone enjoyed their choice. It was hot and delicious and exactly as described. The service was efficient and friendly, just right. We all agreed we would love to go back. Highly recommended .

T
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was lovely! Service was quick and the waitress very nice, it's worth a visit just to admire her hair style!

EM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing! Every team member was attentive and polite, the food was delicious and overall a truly wonderful experience

JS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally the best place I've eaten in a while, I'd spend the exact same amount of money in frankie and bennys or chiquitos and The cow shed tops them 1000X, the food was gorgeous, the staff were so welcoming and looked after us well and accommodated to my sleeping baby aswell. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, it was quite and homey. The meat was tender on the ribs my partner said they're the best he's had, we were literally eye rolling while eating the food because it was so delicious! The chef definitely knows what they're doing. Thank you for food that is well worth it's money. P. S The portions are MASSIVE.

SM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favourite restaurant, Great food and the staff are lovely.

LD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic friendly staff ,great food and delicious cocktails , would highly recommend!

TA
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

An otherwise quiet Thursday evening. Food was very good, excellent range inc steak, burger, vegan and fish. Desserts were particularly good, the choices were a little bit different from "the usual" and each of our group of 5 chose something different, we were all pleased with what we chose.
We will certainly go again.

AW
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk in the staff look after you. Food cooked just right . Well worth a visit and reasonably priced.

JE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing with generous portion sizes. Well worth a visit.

LF
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous food was great staff were fantastic we had a great birthday dinner for my daughter there for her 5th birthday xx

DB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from start to finish..wonderful food and attentive, helpful and cheery staff..a truly lovely dining experience that i would reccomend to anyone.

S
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and well presented. Waiting staff very professional and polite.

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