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The Square Fish Café, Maidstone, Kent

The Square Fish Café

4.8
4.8
26 Reviews
£25 and under
Fish
The Square Fish Café is a contemporary restaurant and bar set in the picturesque market village of Lenham, at the foot of the beautiful North Downs.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fish

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–18:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01622 858268

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Maidstone

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Best Service

  • Kent

    Healthy

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  1. M

    Monica

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meet and greet approach from all the staff is always friendly and professional. I travel a distance to go this restaurant because they can cater for my dietary needs. I can highly recommend their large gluten free cod and chips!!
  2. N

    Nobby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, service and atmosphere you are made to feel very welcome. Good range of local produce on both the food and drinks menu.
  3. JB

    JohnB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless. Food fantastic. Staff superb. So good we went back the following day - just as good!
  4. TS

    TristanS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just really really good. Don’t think just eat there.
  5. ET

    ElaineT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit but definitely won’t be the last. The two ladies serving were outstanding, helpful and friendly. The food exceeded all expectations especially my husbands Monkfish curry and my Mussels were delicious. Chef went to each table after service to check everyone was happy. Highly recommend this place 🤩
  6. F

    Freckles

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I decided to try the main meal of sardines they were very nice. Service was very good!
  7. r

    rogerg

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    ‘Whole’ Crab turned out to be just a dressed crab and the chips were stone cold
  8. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I went there at midday for a two course lunch special. I was really really pleased with the food, drinks were sensibly priced and overall I would recommend it and certainly go back there again
  9. s

    sledger4

    Kent

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been meaning to go here for a while and our wedding anniversary was the perfect time. 3 course meal for 2 with half a dozen oysters and olives whilst we made our choices from the menu. We both very much enjoyed every mouthful and to sit outside on a beautiful summer evening just topped it off. Great food, great friendly service and a no fuss casual atmosphere, wonderful, we look forward to returning.
  10. MB

    MargaretB

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place to eat with excellent food, beautifully presented. Staff super. Pricey but worth it.
  11. SH

    SallyH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service . The fish is wonderful, cooked to perfection!
  12. MB

    MelvynB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food fresh fish great chips very noisy will return on hopefully a quieter day well worth a visit
  13. SK

    StuartK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely little find! Great seafood on an amazing value lunch menu. Make sure you ask about the local wine!!
  14. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chef is amazing, when they did not have the items somebody wanted he personally took it upon himself to create a custom dish. The waiting staff were unobtrusive but attentive. Full marks for customer service all round! 5 Stars
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous evening, great food, nicely presented. God service and a nice atmosphere
  16. LC

    LaurenC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute gem of a find! It’s rare to have such a high quality fish restaurant that isn’t by the sea. Seafood platter was one of the best we had tasted, good selection of drinks and the service was excellent too. The chef even came out during our meal to chat to us and other diners. We’ll proved too for what you get. Could recommended highly enough.
  17. AM

    AliM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal. Lovely staff. The best calamari we have ever had. We would definitely recommend this restaurant especially if you love fish.
  18. AB

    AnnB

    Kent

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Attentive friendly service and lovely village location. Food always enjoyable at reasonable prices including desserts. Noise levels refreshingly low too although lunchtimes may be quieter than evenings - recommended
  19. ES

    ElysiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, very helpful staff - went for father's day and had a lovely lunch. Would recommend
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant, relaxed atmosphere and great service! Seafood is amazing!
  21. GP

    GarethPritch

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A cosy and welcoming restaurant in the heart of Charing. The atmosphere was relaxed and staff attentive. The food was great and we will be back...
  22. R

    Rachelh

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic meal, everything on each plate was delicious! Matched by friendly service and a very chilled atmosphere. We shall return.
  23. J

    Joellen71

    Brighton

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  24. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although the cafe was strangely quiet for a Saturday lunchtime the experience was excellent. Sadly the turbot was all finished and that was the dish that my son and husband had decided on before we arrived. Both my son and I have an allergy/intolerance to garlic and onions and that meant that the monkfish curry was not available to them either as it had already been pre-prepped. The fillet of sea bream was a bit on the small size for my husband but perfect for our daughter-in-law and they both enjoyed their meal. Our grandson had the seafood linguine which he said was lovely and my regular cod was cooked beautifully, with a very light batter. I don't normally eat any batter but this was so light that I ate most of it. The portion of chips was absolutely enormous and I found it impossible to eat all of them. Our son finally settled on the hake dish and said that it was very tasty. The service was very good and the French chef came out and spoke to the customers, which I always think is a nice touch. The ambience was slightly lacking as there were only 3 tables occupied but at least you didn't have to shout to make yourself heard . All in all a very good dining experience, thank you.
  25. CD

    ClintonD

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time I have eaten at the Square Fish, and was not disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the food and drink outstanding in quality. The only cautionary advice I would give is only to have the plaice on the fish and chip menu if you have a huge appetite! It was magnificent, but almost defeated me. Bravo!
  26. CH

    ClaireH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have our Sunday lunch here often and always have a wonderful meal and the service is outstanding. Have tried most of the menu and each dish is delicious and beautifully presented. The wine choice is very good too. Top marks every time

FAQs

The Square Fish Café is rated 4.8 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Square Fish Café

The Square, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2PH

Additional information

  • Area

    Maidstone

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 12:00–18:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Fish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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