The Cow Shed Bar & Grill

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and staff were great, food was really nice. Sharing starter was spot on, medium rare steak, blue and bacon salad, mac and cheese and chunky chips were all excellent. Unfortunately the pulled pork burger was dry, the pork and other parts of the burger were fine it was just the burger itself. Price of that meal was deducted without any hesitation and they were so apologetic. I would 100% eat there again, great food, good feel and really nice staff.

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CharHar
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve wanted to eat at this restaurant for months. Finally went and it did not disappoint, cocktails were a dream and food was delicious. Great sized portions and flavours were amazing. I normally have to put salt on everything I eat, I did not even think of it until after I had eaten. Prices were great and lovely ambience.
Can’t wait to book again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late Sunday lunch all the food was very tasty especially the prawn starter and Jammy Dodger cheesecake ample portions with plenty of fresh vegetables couldn’t eat it all! Staff were very pleasant and attentive and the atmosphere was good will definitely go again!

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was spot on. Lovely cocktails

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The reason for my low score for food at the cow shed in birchington, is because i booked a table through open table who sent me the menu. I had decided before i got there what i wanted based on the menu from open table (Stuffed Aubergine or Chicken Ceasar Salad) and when i got there, it wasnt on the menu neither was the falafel burger so decided to go with a chicken burger which was alright but was already disappointed. I wouldnt recommend anybody booking from this website and to check first on facebook the actual menu for the cow shed if you are worried about what to eat. To be honest i wouldn't recommend to a vegetarian as their isnt really much to eat if you were a vegetarian apart from macaroni cheese! its pretty much meat, meat and more meat and if that's your thing then crack on, i recommend it to you!

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DebraS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff helpful with any questions we had about menu.

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Tracyjane
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always lovely food, I had the lamb it was cooked perfectly my other half had the skewers and again perfect.
Love going it's always a lovely experience would highly recommend

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NicolaA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, huge portions, fantastic atmosphere and amazing staff!! We had a very nice evening and felt relaxed and the staff were so attentive and helpful.

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jamesr
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cosy atmosphere. Food was really good. Staff were very polite and friendly. Will definitely be returning. Salt and pepper squid starter, halloumi fries, mac cheese hamburger and chocolate fondue were all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here 3 times & each time it has been wonderful. The staff are polite & friendly. The food is yummy..

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Been looking forward to eating at the cow shed for ages, the anticipation of eating there was high as I thought it was a meat lovers place to go. Well a place called the cow shed it should go without saying the steaks were going to be top draw, unfortunately this was not the case.

I ordered the rib eye, med rare and my other half ordered the skewers. The chicken on the skewer was good but the beef was tough and chewy.
All I can say about my steak was it was very poor, first sight it was very small and looked lonely on the plate with a few on the vine tomatoes, then the taste ... this was not the best but was not bad, it was very tough and chewy not what I expected from a very nice restaurant. It is what I would have expected from a high street cafe to be honest.
Have had better tasting and tender steaks in a Weatherspoons.

Hate being negative about the cow shed as I was expecting far more from this place, very disappointed, dissatisfied and generally gutted with this experience.

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EllieW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitresses was so lovely. Suitable for all ages. Food delicious and generous portions. Well worth the travel. Lovely calm atmosphere with candles on tables. Brilliant overall

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AbbieR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the food service and over all had a lovely evening!

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall the food was really good, The sharing platter was quite small for the price , The burgers and ribs our party had again was really good, But still a little over priced when you compare to other places of the same type of food.

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Davalli
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love going to The Cow Shed on special occasions as food is always good,staff are friendly and the service is great.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, really enjoyed it, service was great but a little slow when clearing between courses would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the first time at this restaurant and really enjoyed the food and the ambiance will definitely return

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JadeB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food , great presentation. Great ambience, lovely staff . Not sure if I would want to pay £15-20 a burger all the time bit for special occasions was great.

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MoiraL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Birchington Cow Shed is to die for. Quality meat cooked to perfection. The batter on onion rings mouth wateringly good and feather light - amazing. Pepper sauce excellent. Nothing bad to say always an enjoyable evening.

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TeeCee
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming ambience.friendly helpful staff,lovely food,really enjoyed the Baked Brie & Classic burgers.
Thanks for remembering the birthday candle as requested for my partners birthday meal.
Will be going again :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars all round as usual

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Woollyback
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and food great. Will definitely be back.

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staceyr
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious, staff are lovely, friendly and very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very good service, lovely waitresses, very chatty and welcoming.

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RebekahK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. Love it!!
Staff excellent. Food delicious and I love the rustic interior.

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EliseK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steaks cooked to perfection but the burgers are the best. Almost couldn’t clean my plate!

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CaronC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for Xmas eve. It wasn’t busy and the service was excellent. The waitress made a Non alcoholic cocktail for one of our party. We all enjoyed our food. I had a delicious lamb rump. The others enjoyed steaks. This is our go to restaurant for special meals. They never dissapoint

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! What a wonderful find, this was our first visit and certainly will not be our last!
The restaurant is lovely, staff were all friendly, polite and very attentive, great service!
The food was delicious, fresh, tasty and vast! the portion sizes are definitely more than enough

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StaceyM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, grate atmosphere and brilliant value for money

JW
JenW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, cooked to perfection and sizeable portions. Service was also very good, staff were very friendly.

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Amelia
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really lovely food, but was way too hot. I turned the radiator off (with permission) but it was very very warm which put me off my dinner a bit.

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Laura
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely lunch and staff were very friendly! Can't wait to go again

LG
LouiseG
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
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 :(

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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BeverleyC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
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

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JoWhite
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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hayley
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.

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The Cow Shed Bar & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.