The Curious Eatery

4.5
145 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighbourhood Gem
"The Eatery is a fun, friendly, whimsical and quirky place to visit with a great atmosphere. We love fresh, punchy, vibrant food! You can see this in our lunchtime offering with the likes of our flatbreads or 'amazebowls' and a firm favourite, the ‘manwhich’ , a toastie filled with sriratcha candied bacon, gammon, roast beef, caramelised onion, cheddar, chilli sauce and topped with a fried egg! In the evenings we have uncomplicated, flavoursome favourites like wild garlic butter chicken kiev and whole bream and caper butter with samphire and hasselback potatoes. We do wholesome roasts on a Sunday with a lean towards sharing joints like the 6hr braised shoulder of lamb, with lighter options available in the summer months. We are open for tea and cake (gluten free cakes available), breakfast is available on Friday and Saturdays. Local ales, ciders and wine available.

All of our food is freshly prepared daily and made with love!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 10.30am/12.00pm - 2.30pm/6.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 11.00am/12.00pm - 2.30pm/6.00pm - 9.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 3.30pm
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Phone number
01622 299359
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
On site parking and over flow street parking
Additional
Beer, Cafe, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 145 People Are Saying
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J
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my family of 4 - food was good; super recommend the beef wing rib! absolute delish! The decor was nice and quirky, old chandeliers + barn doors. Ambience was good for casual dining. Would recommend!

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JP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere, friendly and effective staff with great food and drink.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating.

The only criticism is that there was quite a wait between courses, but they were very busy.

We will definitely be back.

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SJ
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with super food.Visited twice,both on Sundays.Only one small detail that we found rather disappointing and that was a member of staff showing a bare midriff and running in and out of the kitchen.....not appropriate.Shame to mention it because all the other standards were brilliant.

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A
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had heard some very good things about The Curious Eatery and decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. The food was fabulous and the staff very attentive and friendly. Overall the decor and atmosphere were outstanding with plenty of space between tables so conversation was easy. Really enjoyed our experience and will definitely be going again!

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L
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good as usual. The Curious Eatery never lets you down. Highly recommended.

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L
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Wonderful Sunday lunch and my daughter is in love with their popcorn ice cream.

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SR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, very good food, nice ambiance and would definitely recommend. Slow cooked 12 hr beef was excellent along with Chapel Down red wine.

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HL
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch. Super food, very friendly, lovely place to be. Thank you for having us.

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. What a lovely place to spend an evening. Couldn’t fault anything on our experience. From the moment we walked in we were met by friendly and welcoming staff who remained attentive throughout our visit. The menu was full of gorgeous sounding food which made it hard to choose. My wife and I choose different starters and mains from each other so we could sample more of the menu. All the food was wonderfully presented, fresh and absolutely delicious. Towards the end of the evening the chef ( Nicole ) came out and introduced herself - what a lovely character she was too.

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c
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful restaurant within the old Albion Pub. Nice range of seasonal specials and a good selection of vegetarian options.The food was imaginative, fresh and delicious. The decor was charming and the service was really helpful and friendly and we are looking forward to returning.

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AE
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant it’s a favourite always has been from day 1.Friendly.good food,staff jolly.nice location

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service

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BP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great time on my first visit and would definitely be going back. Good atmosphere,very friendly and relaxed. The food we had was excellent

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s
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been twice now and very impressed on both occasions. Has gone on my list of favourites.

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PM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quirky, welcoming place to eat whether it be coffee and homemade cake, which I have had on a previous occasion, lunch or dinner. This visit was for Sunday lunch. The food was absolutely delicious, of very high quality. With friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere, our visit was extremely enjoyable. Definitely a place to return to and I will certainly be recommending it to friends and family.

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J
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food and fantastic service! A busy evening but had a lovely meal tucked away in the snug upstairs

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Arrived early table wasn’t quite ready as very popular and busy. Waited in the garden for the table to become free unfortunately think we were overlooked as after 10 minutes later than our table should of become available approached the staff. They apologised and accosted is immediately realising the error which to their defence were exceptionally rushed off their feet.
Once at our table service was good and food was cooked especially to order even preparing food not on the menu to suit my quests dietary requirements. The female chef was par excellence and tried to accommodate and welcome us in every way. The food was cooked to a high standard and would recommend trying this place out. I came away feeling very happy with the service, food and overall jovial ambience around the place.

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IT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good service, friendly staff, interesting menu and food was excellent.

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T
Kent
12 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always a pleasure to explore their new dishes.
A real find.
Book for an early table we booked around 8pm they were rushed off their feet.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really unique converted pub, beautiful creative food and wonderful service.

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable lunch. The bonus of Bank holiday music nice surprise but in such a small place the amplification of the singer guitarist was too much and made talking to our friends difficult.
Friendly staff

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and brilliant service. This is the first time we have been to the Curious Eatery for dinner and it did not disappoint. We will be back.

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DP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the Maidstone area there is simply no better menu, no better wine list, no better service. Top

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H
Kent
31 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit and were not disappointed. Local sourced ingredients cooked fresh with a warm atmosphere and never rushed to allow catch up time with friends

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j
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely go back !
Lovely lunch . We were not rushed, lovely staff.

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s
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Recommended by my daughter this is a great find!

Its not the easiest to find if you are not from the area and haven't been before. Look out for The Albion pub.

The food was absolutely first class and great value for money.

Fast and efficient service to boot.

Will definitely go again and highly recommended.

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LS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place. In particular that I can take my well behaved mini schnauzer.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding very creative , service was great , maybe have more drink options (spirits)

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to eat - so friendly, energetic yet relaxed, amazing food & really cool surroundings. Well worth going!

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VC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice lunch in nice surroundings. Visited before a cinema trip with a friend

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L
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, all cooked to order. Really nice, great location and I would highly recommend.

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RK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints.
Great food, service and atmosphere.
Will use as hitherto regularly

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s
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cosy restaurant with good quality produce. The menu is limited with only 4 options per course plus a special but there was a variety of fish, meat and veggie. The squid starter was exceptional, so fresh and the asian style dressing and accompaniments were perfect.
Rib of beef was shared between 3 of us so quite costly and actually there wasn’t a huge amount of meat but it was surrounded by large chips (we’ll roast potatoes) and veg on the sharing bowl and a delightful peppercorn sauce.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

On arrival we loved the venue and the menu offered a great lunchtime choice with a separate specials board. Food was fantastic, very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity. Everything was really fresh, the homemade cake choice was varied and the cakes themselves divine !! Had a very enjoyable lunchtime date with 2 friends for ones 40th birthday.

Only slight disappointment was that we had to call over the waitress each time we wanted a drink and to ask for the desert menu as no-one came to see to us once our meals had been served. The place was busy so they may wish to take on more staff, otherwise they could miss out on the opportunity of serving more drinks and desserts. Unlike us, a lot of people would not wait, only to then have to ask for them themselves.

Also, they may wish to do something about the amount of flies within the building during the hot weather as there were lots around our table which wasn't very nice whilst we were trying to eat.

All in all though, lovely food and would definitely return.

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TG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to drop in for lunch...

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RS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Evening out with good food ,drink and staff.!

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JW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked for Friday lunchtime @ 14.00 unfortunately the menu choice was very limited. In process of changing menus but what we did have was delicious

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CK
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having read a TONNE of great reviews I thought I’d give the curious eatery a go for a last-minute meal with a friend and I absolutely was not disappointed; the reviews were right! Friendly, laid-back atmosphere - beautiful decor and brilliantly attentive (but not over-bearing!) waitress. My friend and I had a delicious meal, weren’t pressed to make our decision (the menu - particularly the specials - is tricky to choose from as everything sounds amazing!) and the food itself was every bit as good as I had hoped. The chef (presumably head, possibly owner/manager?) made an effort to come and ask if we had had a nice meal and then offered to show us the upstairs function room and snug along with clothing/homemade shop. Function room is beautiful and will be suggesting that to any friends having an upcoming baby shower and the shop had some brilliant bits in it!

Never normally write reviews but am really pleased to have found such a gem locally and I wish the proprietors all the best as they’re doing a fantastic job xxx

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JG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate Fathers Day. None of us could resist the roast beef Sunday roast. It was exceptional, with overnight slow cooked topside. If you have any good requirements or preferences do let them know beforehand and they will accommodate. Lovely staff, happy place. Definitely worth the 40 minute drive !

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