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The Powell Bar & Restaurant

4.6
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110 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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 requirements 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
What 110 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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KateO
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great customer service with polite, friendly staff. We will definitely be returning.

HC
HazelC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dined here last night and it was fantastic. delicious food, great service and very well priced. the best vegetable stroganoff I've ever had. my partner loved his pie too - loads of meat in it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal, friendly staff and great value

CB
ChristineB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Chef very nice meal good sized portions well cooked

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stepheng
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

bar and restaurant with a fire in each one. Food was gorgeous!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service and good food an a pleasant relaxed atmosphere

CB
ChelseyB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was delicious but the squid starter was very minimal. We only got 4 small pieces and for nearly £8 you would expect more!

Thanks!

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Suzannet63
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic meal,
Great value and very attentive staff
Steak night is a must do.

CB
CordellB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last minute booking just wanted somewhere local and never lets us down good food and service

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Lorrawes
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.

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AlanB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service very good value for money .

AH
vipAlisonH
Kent
5 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
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food and very reasonably priced

AH
AnnH
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.

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Debeeinvegad
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Brucester
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.

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tonyl
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PM
PeterM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very reasonably priced food, but excellent quality.

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Olivier
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
MargaretM
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.

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mickf
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

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TraceyW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and good price have booked again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the staff were very friendly.

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70ceecee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, great service and will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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.

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Heddych
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
GeorgeHR
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.

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Frankie
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.

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MargaretH
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.

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MickS
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
vipAlisonH
Kent
5 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
CherylB
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.

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CherylH
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

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Kent50
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
TerryP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lovely place very friendly just the right atmosphere

AP
AlanP
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
OpenTable Diner
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
OpenTable Diner
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
JohnR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TM
TonyM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and food quality. Highly recommended the lamb.

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The Powell Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

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