The Powell Bar & Restaurant

4.6
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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
Welcome to The Powell Bar & Restaurant.

We have seasonal lunch & dinner menus and a fresh choice of fish every day! If your joining us on a Sunday, we also offer a traditional home cooked roast with all the trimmings. We source local produce whenever possible and all our desserts are homemade.We can cater for all allergy & dietary requirement's if informed at the time of booking.

We also have an extensive bar serving premium lagers, draught & bottled cider, local cask ales, a good selection of fine wines and a superb choice of spirits including gins!! You can sit in the bar or the cosy snug where you can enjoy the roaring log burners in the colder months or in the summer months you can enjoy a cold refreshing drink in the outside seating area.

We look forward to serving you soon!
What 101 People Are Saying
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L
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The meal was excellent. Staff very friendly. My only criticism would be that it was'nt overly busy but the service was very slow.

AB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service very good value for money .

AH
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Camembert for starter which was lovely although very salty, it was massive too, so my friend had to help me eat! Followed by the Salmon which was excellent! Too full for a dessert !!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food and very reasonably priced

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff are lovely. Food was great my veggie daughter was really impressed which is saying something as she lived in Brighton where she has a huge choice. Would recommend to anyone.

D
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit and very pleased with everything. Will definitely visit again.

B
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely bar with an excellent restaurant. All meals delicious and served beautifully. Book a table, you will not be disappointed.

t
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice friendly staff and good quality food all at a good price

PM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very reasonably priced food, but excellent quality.

O
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and chefs. The food was very enjoyable just as much as the atmosphere. This was for a special event and we weren't disappointed

MM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a steak dinner, chips, mushrooms, peas and tomatoes with a bottle of wine for 2 for £30. Excellent value.

m
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked in and was met with a warm and welcoming feeling followed by a relaxing atmosphere then showed to our table and ordered special for the day and would do it again mmmm

TW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and good price have booked again

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the staff were very friendly.

7
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, great service and will definitely return.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a Sunday lunch, never been before. Really great experience, food was great, generous portions of meat, lovely fresh veg.. good service and price not bad. All in a nicely furnished and comfortable restaurant.A really good time, highly recommend a visit.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

When we first arrived, there were a couple of other tables occupied and service was great. Food arrived promptly. I think we have lowered our salt intake at home, so we found both the chicken supreme and the pie quite salty but the vegetables were delicious. The portions were generous.
Pudding was plentiful and tasty.
As the evening became more busy, the staff were very rushed but served us as quickly as they could.
A very pleasant evening and a congenial atmosphere.
Recommended.
When I am again in Birchington, I will revisit.

GH
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great for a mid week meal with friends. Make sure you book to be sure. I booked the restaurant but due to a private function we had to eat aside the bar area; but not a problem however it would have been nice to be informed beforehand. Due to warm weather the premises entrance door was ajar permitting smoke from the outside tables to waft in which was unpleasant.
Food was well cooked and service good.

F
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We were looking forward to our Lunch at The Powell Bar & Restaurant as we were recommended by a friend, we were very disappointed that after ordering a very nice wine, it was brought up to the table already open, a definite no no! we weren't asked if we wanted to taste it, if you are a Restaurant then your staff should be trained on how to wait table and also you should have a Wine Waiter. Paper napkins are fine for a bar snack but Linen or Cotton are preferred. The food was ok but needed more seasoning.

MH
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited with some friends and they were really impressed. I asked for a table away from the music in the bar and they did just that . The meal was really good and freshly cooked. We couldn't fault it.

MS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waited forty minutes for our starter which was only olives humus and bread had to ask if it was going to be a problem as we would go elsewhere.

AH
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal with family down from Wales for the weekend. Food was excellent as always !

CB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited early on a Friday evening as a party of 6. All the meals were well presented and the portions were good. They didn’t have the wine I asked for from the wine list but recommended another from the same English vineyard. Overall good food at a fair price.

CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The Sunday roast was wonderful, poetically the best I have ever eaten in a restaurant. Unfortunately the service was less great, we didn't make our next engagement because of the delay in clearing plates, coming back with dessert menu and then returning for orders, we also ended up quite thirsty and wouldve ordered more drinks if we'd had the opportunity

K
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was quite good. The service was poor though. There were 2 staff trying to manage the tables and the bar. It took nearly 2 hours to get two courses and to pay the bill.

TP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lovely place very friendly just the right atmosphere

AP
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed that for a special occasion that they we couldn't have what we wanted from the menu. Having already ordered and served with a white wine for fish & chips it didn't go to well with a steak burger, the only alternative that I wanted. To run out of fish only 90 minutes after opening isn't really acceptable is it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to sit in orangery, sunday roast was lovely, friendly helpful staff. Made our anniversary perfect.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food , really tasty and well presented. Restaurant are was lovely and beautiful. Only niggle is the fact you have to walk through a busy bar bit to get to the restaurant and the fact you can still hear the loudness of the bar in the restaurant area , which slightly ruins the atmosphere. Would still go back again for the good though as it was delicious.

JR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great presentation, reasonable prices - what's not to like??

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and food quality. Highly recommended the lamb.

L
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty, well presented food. Saturday night so bar area noisy, but our area near fire door at back was fairly quiet.
Lovely loos!

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for my sons 21st birthday meal, lovely meal as usual, live singers excellent, lovely sunny day, good to see family’s sat outside enjoying a drink.

J
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and enjoyed it once again. The decor, warm welcome and good food will keep us coming back!

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Callum and his team cooked an awesome meal. the lamb was amazing could of licked the plate clean! Great portions for the money. Front of house staff were lovely and chatty. Food was great! Well done all xx

EK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A birthday celebration for my partner and our first time to The Powell’s. The fish cake starter was piping hot and big enough for two! Accompanied by a bright pea purée... delicious. We both opted for mussels and fries. So fresh and tasty but not overpowered by garlic or herbs like some mussel dishes can be. The lemon cheesecake was fluffy and light and my granola crumble composed of poached fruits, tasty crumble and a quality vanilla ice cream. This could definitely be shared too. Service was discreet and relaxed, the whole experience was one I’ll want to repeat time and time again. How lucky we are in Birchington to have such quality establishments literally on my doorstep. A definite A*

JW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to The Powell for Sunday roast on many occasions as it is so good. Plenty of food, freshly cooked and really tasty. Great customer service and friendly staff. Would recommend booking as it does get busy. Bring back the Marathon bar dessert though, wasn’t on the menu this time and it’s the best!! 😮☹️

CC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal here on a Saturday night. Food was very impressive, a very high standard for the cost of the meal. All 3 courses were incredibly delicious, my husband and I remarked we hadn’t had food this good in a while. We will definitely be returning for more! Hot fondant chocolate pudding was the best I’ve had!

AH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pie of the day, chicken and guinea fowl, was amazing!

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice ambient all around. Overall good food but the roast beef was a bit overcooked/dry. We had to ask for the bill several times.