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The King & Queen

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4.3
182 Reviews
£25 and under
English

The King and Queen is a beautiful quintessentially, English country Inn, located in the small village of East Malling, Kent. Located just 5 minutes drive from the M20 the K&Q offers everything you would expect of a 15th century coaching Inn. Serving traditional English food, from 12:00- 21:00 Weds-Sat and 12-19:30 on Sunday, we offer everything from pub lunch and classics to our full a la carte menu. Saturdays we are serving Brunch from 11:00-13:00 and Sundays we serve our famous English roast dinner 12:00-19:30. In addition to the beautiful interior areas there is a large well maintained garden for you to sit out in during the summer months. If you are looking for accommodation the K&Q has 3 double letting rooms, one of which is equipped for disable guests. Each room has private parking and a complimentary, in-room, continental breakfast is provided for you. All tables in the restaurant and accommodation are available to book via our website www.kingandqueeneastmalling.co.uk

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, European, Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01732 842752

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Mowbray

  • Catering

    Our menu's are heavily influenced by English and European cuisine and our ever changing a la carte menu offers something for everyone. At lunchtime we offer light bites and Our head chef has a passion for Indian cooking and every Thursday we have Curry Night where 3 beautiful examples of the delicate dishes of Northern and Southern India are on offer. Sharing deals are available. If Brunch is your thing then we're pleased to offer this every Saturday 11am-1pm. Sunday's are our favourite day and our traditional roasts are not to be missed.

  • Area

    West Malling

  • Cross Street

    1 New Road, East Malling, Kent.

  • Parking Details

    Our car park holds up to 65 cars.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Lunch

  • Kent

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. S

    Sharon

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Booked several weeks in advance and was first sat in the rear dining area that was full of families and kids. It was my mums 80th so wasn’t particularly pleasant for 3 adults. It was cold in there too. Asked to be moved to main room which was accommodated after about 5 mins when table became free. Quite a long wait to order and even longer to be served food. They were busy but the delay took the edge off the day. They did bring out the cake I took in however which was good of them. Been before before lockdown and first time since, but would go again.

  2. GP

    GaryP

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Really nice place to eat, only one thing with food was the yorkshires not nice to eat. Other than that all good and lovely staff. Great drinks selection

  3. TD

    TonyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The food was cold plus why put so much food on the plate it was way over the top and we noted that a number of plates being collected a fair proportion of food was left on the plate.

  4. EM

    ElizabethM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and lovely, friendly, very helpful staff. A very enjoyable lunch experience.

  5. R

    Rubyshoes

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    A great pub in a lovely small country village in kent . Food is excellent value & staff very friendly. A really good experience

  6. E

    Egkhflyer

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, attentive, friendly staff, lovely food. Highly recommended

  7. DL

    DrLingi

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. However the space was rather limited and at times the restaurant was rather noisy. Would certainly eat there again.

  8. RH

    RayH

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We had a reasonably enjoyable meal with nothing exceptional or to complain about. The lamb was dry and over cooked and the vegetables were bland. We all agreed we probably won’t return.

  9. T

    Tbone

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Booked for Sunday lunch food great will be going back very soon

  10. GH

    GaryH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic food, at a reasonable price. Friendly and helpful staff.

  11. CM

    CarolynM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food worth waiting for with large portions. Think the pasta size would have fed at least 2. Enjoyed the homemade pie. Pub was busy for a Wednesday so obviously has a good reputation.

  12. G

    Gill

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our table was ready for us when we arrived. Service was prompt and staff friendly. Food was good. Atmosphere was welcoming.

  13. DR

    DannyR

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Surprised to find the place so quiet, when the food and service was so good. Would recommend and will return.

  14. HK

    HilaryK

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    I think perhaps because of shortage of staff and the fact that you had taken to much on the experience was disappointing The main course was good but the apple crumble was por

  15. R

    Richard

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch, our 5 year old ate everything and tucked into a chocolate pudding. The decor change makes a real difference to the pub / dining experience. Very lucky to have a local pub of this standard

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Good location and will be nice in the summer. There was something missing in the ambience the day we visited. Hard to put a finger on it. Food was ok, functional, but not exceptional. Sunday roasts were wholesome but clearly had been mass prepared. In particular, Yorkshire puddings were rubbery so probably microwaved. Roast potatoes were tired. However, meat was well cooked and plenty of it. Possibly all attributable to having to rebuild after the pandemic. Compared with other local pub restaurants, wine in particular was expensive. The staff were very attentive and we felt very safe from a “covid” perspective. We’ll probably return nonetheless.

  17. RH

    RachelH

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Yes 👍🏼 definitely. I’d have liked to have taken my husband but as a wheelchair user there wasn’t a disabled toilet. Other than that it’s somewhere I’ll happily go back to.

  18. O

    Orosebud

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    To start we had no knifes or forks on our table. When the waitress brought them she just left them at the end of the table for us to sort ourselves. The food took over an hour to come to our table. When the food arrived the potatoes were boiling hot but the meat and gravy was cold. I personally think gravy should be brought to you separately for you to put on the meal yourself . My meal came with gravy just on the meat. I asked for it to be reheated . It was obvious that this had been thrown into a microwave as my Yorkshire pudding had just deflated and looked like a pancake afterwards. The meal was supposed to come with one Yorkshire puddings and I had to remind the staff of this as mine only came with one. After the meals had been nuked I really enjoyed it , but what I didn't appreciate was the waiting staff and manager effing and jeffingn storming in and out of the kitchen whilst my two young children were present. Desserts were ok. Custard was bang on .

  19. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated immediately on arrival. Service excellent. Asked for main meal to be delayed for about 15 mins and that was done. Will be going again without question. Supurb

  20. N

    Normski

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Very nice atmosphere. We were a little disappointed with the lamb, although it was tender the flavour was not roast lamb. Veggies very nicely cooked. Staff had their face masks under their chins, so not much point in having them on.

  21. JS

    JuliaS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit, but will be back! Very enjoyable meal. Thank you 😊

  22. L

    Loubylou

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Super friendly service and enjoyable food - would definitely recommend a visit

  23. d

    debram

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good so was the service will definitely go back again.

  24. b

    bobby

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We do like the pub and its atmosphere, but felt the menu choices were very limited and could do with freshening up. The service was good and hopefully they will look to add a bit more variety to the food menu.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner Tentative, happy, helpful, energetic staff Perfectly cooked food. Comfy environment Thank you.

  26. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Very mediocre food. Starters we had whitebait which was OK, cheesy garlic bread that was straight out of a microwave not toasted. Mains we had a Korean burger which turned out to be two spicy chicken nuggets in an un-toasted bun, slice of tomato and a pile of very average French fries. Other main dish was dressed crab which was OK but again just served with a pile of the average French fries and simple salad. Can get very much better many places nearby for same cost or less. Service was good and the beer OK.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    K&Q is a great venue, good food and selwction of beers. Was great during lockdown.

  28. AH

    AngieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to come for lunch, nice and quiet and the food is wonderful.

  29. LW

    LWeee

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a great evening. The food was lovely and the service was great. I would definitely recommend this venue.

  30. RC

    RonC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall good attentive staff and food was good .we will return

  31. PF

    PaulF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very very nice local pub, with a lovely atmosphere, serving lovely food and really friendly service. The portions are massive but still delicious. Definitely be going back.

  32. LM

    LadyM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Tasty fare with large portions. Attentive service, very friendly.

  33. s

    simonw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great staff, nice friendly local pub. Always polite and welcoming staff.

  34. EO

    EddieO

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a excellent family Sunday dinner with great service and generally high quality. Drink prices are a bit steep. But I would still recommend.

  35. R

    Russell

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food, nice selection of ales on tap, dog friendly is a great bonus! Definitely would go again

  36. C

    Craig

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall1food3service4ambience4

    Have been here many times. But this occasion was very disappointed. From good tasting bland (salt pepper squid) to mains that’s were just bland (confit duck) and desert that was soggy bottomed (lemon meringue pie) Over all I was underwhelmed. I’ve no idea what’s happened here but it’s become more pub grub than dining. I do hope they can rectify this and bring it back to the great restaurant it once was.

  37. C

    Checkers

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    5 pensioners in our party and the ‘senior citizens’ menu provided top class food at a very reasonable price. The service was good and we were served by friendly staff. Nothing bad to say about The King and Queen at all!

  38. AH

    AndreaH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub, great food and friendly staff . Best to book . Would definitely be visiting again.

  39. T

    Tennis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Staff very pleasant. Great choice of music could have sat their all day. Food as expected for the price.

  40. JF

    JonathanF

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Bought a my disabled Dad and the staff could not have accommodated more, made life so easy and were so helpful !

FAQs

The King & Queen is rated 4.3 stars by 182 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The King & Queen

1 New Road WEST MALLING Kent, ME19 6DD

  • Cross Street

    1 New Road, East Malling, Kent.

  • Area

    West Malling

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    English, European, Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Our car park holds up to 65 cars.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Mowbray

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01732 842752

  • Catering

    Our menu's are heavily influenced by English and European cuisine and our ever changing a la carte menu offers something for everyone. At lunchtime we offer light bites and Our head chef has a passion for Indian cooking and every Thursday we have Curry Night where 3 beautiful examples of the delicate dishes of Northern and Southern India are on offer. Sharing deals are available. If Brunch is your thing then we're pleased to offer this every Saturday 11am-1pm. Sunday's are our favourite day and our traditional roasts are not to be missed.

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