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The Powell Bar & Restaurant, Birchington, Kent

The Powell Bar & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
172 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to The Powell Bar & Restaurant.

Join us for Cake & Coffee, Lunch or Dinner. Our Chef Ben and his team produce ever changing menus as we believe that seasonality is essential, from beautifully fresh fish in the summer to our famous Sunday roasts to keep you warm in the winter. All our menus are created with local produce and suppliers in mind to give you the best culinary experience that Kent has to offer. Outside of the Restaurant, you can enjoy a variety of refreshing drinks from our relaxing Bar area. Sit outside with a vibrant, fruity cocktail when the sun is beaming or place yourself in front of the fire with a glass of mulled wine at Christmas time. Our Wine list features a wide selection of reds and whites including many available by the glass, as well as English wines from Chapel Down Vineyard.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Bar Hours Tue–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Bar Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01843 842777

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Leverton

  • Area

    Birchington

  • Parking Details

    Unfortunately we do not have a car park, however there is public parking. (first turning on the right - Albion Road)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Best Service

  • Kent

    Best Ambience

  • Kent

    Best Value

  • Kent

    Child Friendly

  • Kent

    Lunch

  • Kent

    Romance

  • Kent

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Kent

    British

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  1. BW

    BenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Sunday lunch,food was great staff friendly and helpful lovely decor. We will definitely go again when we are in the area
  2. MM

    ManuelaM

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Luingini- The pasta was over cooked and the sea food frozen- not much taste. Fish and Chips - no fish so Scampi offered - chips delicious but scampi frozen and tasteless Fajitas good A bit lack lustre - had the impression they really couldn’t be bothered too much a bit more focus and fresh food would make a big difference
  3. MW

    MandyW

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great customer service. Good was ordered and we had a drink. Quick service of our dinner which were roasts. Lovely dinner, great roasties, fantastic yorkie too. Extra gravy which was very appreciated. Only criticism was the meat, although it was lovely and well cooked, there wasn’t a great deal of it, so another slice would have made it perfect. Lovely homemade desserts which we really enjoyed too.
  4. T

    Trissie

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very nice and plentiful, staff friendly, cheerful and attentive, good atmosphere…..
  5. GR

    GuyR

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Nice location with friendly service, food though was ordinary, we had 2 burgers 🍔 and 2 chicken masala curries; both sadly were quite tasteless and bland.
  6. PB

    PippaB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great menu choices, large portions, delicious cocktails! We visited as a group of 4 friends and will definitely be back!
  7. P

    Peanuts

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Venue was very pleasant, staff attentive, great food at a good price. Bit too much music by Queen! Recommended.
  8. FB

    FrankB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Would recommend. Very prompt and efficient waitress who was also helpful in arranging some menu changes we asked about. The food was really good. Not keen on the music that was playing but maybe this would have been changed had we asked? Will return again ***** five stars !
  9. MF

    MarkF

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really relaxing environment, excellent quality food. Can’t wait to visit again.
  10. DG

    DeniseG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Had the steak which was cooked to perfection. Service excellent and lovely ambience. Will definitely return soon. Well done everyone.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and lovely food
  12. VL

    VickyL

    London

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch on Easter day. Great service & in a relaxed setting. Thank you
  13. F

    Fortinbras

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and wine at reasonable prices. We had four separate dishes...fajitas, chicken, fish n chips, and linguine. All very good. The chef was happy to change the chicken to include a portions of chips and peas instead of the suggested risotto. Non alcoholic beer available; staff happy to allow one of us to bring non alcoholic wine. Staff very attentive. Will return!
  14. DC

    DustinC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This was a pretty decent restaurant. The atmosphere was really cool, and the food was pretty tasty. The service was good, albeit a bit slow, but overall I'd recommend this place for sure.
  15. RR

    RemyR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really yummy food and really great service, friendly and happy waiter. Was really impressed
  16. LC

    LynneC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sunday lunch was delicious BUT wasnt happy with our desserts . Shame
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great We’ve never had a bad meal here, love the Sunday roast here too, simple and effective Noticed that cauliflower cheese is an extra side dish now, not included in the price, I think this is also a great idea, as delicious as it was, it’s not always wanted or needed. Compliments to the chef and waiter.
  18. AW

    AnitaW

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent service and lovely food. The waitress was really helpful and accommodating for my friend who was suffering with a tooth ache and couldn’t eat too much, and happily offered a child’s meal as an option. All staff are very friendly. My favourite local!
  19. BE

    BECKS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite place to dine, never had a bad experience. Highly recommend.
  20. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, great food and a spotless venue. The staff were so welcoming and great fun.
  21. SH

    SamanthaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good portions & we all thoroughly enjoyed. The staff were fries, super helpful & really polite. Thank you very much - we will return.
  22. D

    Dotty

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    really nice restaurant to enjoy sunday lunch. staff cannot do enough for you and make the experience enjoyable. Sunday roast could have provided more vegtables and been hotter as i do not have gravy on food but quite nice. We would go again and try a different meal choice . Quite expensive £15.99 for a roast. Service however outstanding
  23. CB

    ChrisB

    Kent

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had an excellent steak myself and other half had the haddock. Both meals were cooked well and very good quality. Would suggest that restaurant offers dairy free dessert ie ice cream as well as sorbet.
  24. LT

    LizT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub with a great menu… friendly staff who were really helpful with my friend who had dietary needs, the chef quickly confirmed what was in the food. Would definitely eat here again!
  25. TM

    TrishMargate

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First class service our waitress was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. My partner is vegan and gluten intolerant and both the waitress and the chef went out of their way to please her. The food was outstanding and we were impressed by how much the staff cared that we had a great experience.
  26. AH

    AlisonH

    Kent

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roast dinner was excellent as always, too full for a dessert on this occasion
  27. M

    Minimetro

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food , good value for money. Portions were very large. Good, friendly service. Nice open fire.
  28. GM

    GillM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always on the search for somewhere local to have a good Sunday Roast we were pleasantly surprised by meal we had at The Powell Bar and Restaurant. It was a shame they ran out of cauliflower cheese and on a personal note there was too much gravy on my plate when it arrived, I prefer to add my own.
  29. CF

    ClaireF74

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great belated anniversary lunch, service and food was really good. We will certainly be coming back. The sitting area by the fire looked really cosy and cant wait to sit there with a drink and have something to eat.
  30. WS

    WattsS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal with lovely service.Restaurant was clean and had a lovely look and feel.Will definitely be coming back very soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely local pub, nicely decorated and very welcoming. A limited lunch menu of pub food staples, but quite well cooked and presented. It deserved to have more people dining.
  32. AH

    AlisonH

    Kent

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch yesterday, and looking forward to Sunday roast returning
  33. RA

    RoseanneA

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food and ambience. Definitely want to go back. I felt pampered. Reasonable prices too.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, gorgeous food x
  35. RL

    RobL

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Nice pub and food was good but the service was oh so slow. Seemingly just one person working all the tables on a busy summer day. So we spent two hours there just to get some bread starters and mains. We couldn't get additional drinks, desserts etc. as it was just taking too long. So we left having not had the lunch we wanted. I noticed later we had been charged for a drink we never had also. Can't recommend therefore.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Main meal and service was pretty good, deserts were excellent, overall value for money pretty good. Would definitely recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff good food and well set up Covid protocols
  38. M

    Minimum

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Our waitress was outstanding. She was on her own in our area and yet she was attentive and worked so hard to keep everyone happy
  39. J

    Jess

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food at a great price, pleasant staff, fast service, lovely decor, very clean, nice ambience. Will definitely return.
  40. l

    lisaw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to eat ( and drink) surroundings are beautiful, food was good quality, the service between courses was perfect

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

The Powell Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Powell Bar & Restaurant

11 The Square Birchington, Kent CT7 9AF

Additional information

  • Area

    Birchington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Bar Hours Tue–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Bar Sun 12:00–18:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Unfortunately we do not have a car park, however there is public parking. (first turning on the right - Albion Road)

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ben Leverton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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