Victuals & co

4.6
83 reviews
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GREAT FOOD… GREAT SERVICE… GREAT ENVIRONMENT
At Victuals & Co, we seek out the best local ingredients, as well as a few gems from further afield. Our chefs cook them with passion and care to provide you with delicious and varied dishes. Our menu is small and changes frequently to reflect the seasons and to maintain a consistently high quality and diversity. Our front of house team strives to deliver you the best experience, making your visit a relaxing and memorable one. If you love good food, an interesting environment and friendly knowledgeable staff please try us.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, well cooked and beautifully presented with excellent service. The big plus?It's consistently good, which makes it stand out in this part of Kent. Sunday roasts are traditional but with a spark of imagination, steaks tasty and satisfying. Well worth finding in it's tucked away lane!

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b
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I booked here for Sunday lunch at the weekend and from the moment we arrived, it was a fantastic experience - Justin and the team where so welcoming and attentive, and the food was SO good, we will definitely be back!

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JF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really enjoyable dinner,my daughter in law is wheat and gluten intolerant but that was not a problem they were very helpful and service was good.We have eaten there before and we certainly will be eating there again.

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RA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and lovely friendly knowledgeable service

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GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the first time I went to Victuals and Co and I was not disappointed. The Raid the Larder menu was both interesting and very good value. All the food was great but the beetroot risotto was by far the best main course I have had in a very long time.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a lovely meal in Victuals & co during our trip to Deal. The food was lovely, the staff were very friendly and it had a very nice, relaxed atmosphere. Relaxed fine dining. Would recommend.

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W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, the food was fantastic and full of flavour

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SD
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a lovely meal with the family.
Enjoyed the food. Thank you.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab tasty food served in a relax environment. Friendly staff and good local produce

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BA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the whole experience at Vituals, would definitely recommend.

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CL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The service was excellent and the staff were very welcoming. However, the food options were disappointing. My partner chose scallops to start, followed by a broccoli vegetarian dish. The scallops were too cold (other diners were also complaining). The broccoli was a newly added vegetarian option and, at £16, was overpriced for what it was. They should rethink whether to keep this dish on the menu or substitute with something else, maybe a cauliflower option. They try hard but execution is poor.

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PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

I eat in very good and great restaurants routinely, but rarely post reviews.
In particular I almost never post negative reviews for two reasons, one is I am very careful about where I book, and second, although it is very infrequent, if i have an issue i mention it at the time - i think there is something inherently wrong with saying nothing then posting a cowardly negative review later....
So, based upon the outstanding number of five star reviews, I booked Victuals for a Friday evening ignoring the one or two bad reviews because there are always some....
I was a bit surprised on arrival to find only two people in the dining area (which I subsequently realised was less than half of the restaurant)... That's a bit of a surprise on a Friday or Saturday evening at 7.30...
Staff seemed friendly attentive enough and the menu though small looked good....
The lamb main course was to be fair very good, but the whole evening was I'm afraid, all overshadowed by the starters of scallops...
Menu said pan seared, sweet potato, salsa and chimichurri, actually it was a smear of cold pureed sweet potato, with either salsa or chimichurri, hard to tell, and a pile of pub grub style, fridge cold diced cucumber and pepper, possibly chilli.
Whole combo of lightly cooked, barely warm scallops on a fridge cold base was deeply unpleasant and surely destined to be from conception.
But the most unpleasant part, was on speaking to the manageress (?) I was told "well that's a first, no-one else has complained"... baffling logic, so mine was not stone cold because no-one else has complained... I will try to remember that if I have a car crash; i will simply say "well no-one else has said I've driven into them...."
Some reviews if Victuals describe it as the best restaurant in Kent... I am reminded of Ringo Starr when asked whether he was the best drummer in the world - Victuals is not even the best restaurant in Deal, wander 600m in Walmer for proof of that (and a genuine contender)

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DL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So pleased that we found this little hidden gem, food is great value for money and portions sizes are just right. Can wait to go back and sample more of their menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

everything was lovely, although when quiet the music could’ve been a tad louder

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PS
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. The only reason we didn't give it the full 5 * rating was that we felt the starters could have been warmer. They were slightly on the cold side of warm.

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b
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again, the food was excellent, the welcome warm and friendly.

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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful ambiance, amazing dessert - Starter and main course could have done with slightly more seasoning, however great value.

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b
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, good wine selection. The panna cotta was my favourite! A great find.

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PH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Star for everything. Very highly recommended. It was the highlight of the day. Great 1st time in Deal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. Great service, the food was presented beautifully, and the desserts were all exquisite. One of our group had the Cauliflower main and was in love with it, the only minor gripe was with the cod (which itself was delicious), we were left a bit disappointed by the combination with the chicken ravioli which didn’t quite match the rest of the food. We will certainly be back.

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for our wedding anniversary and I asked during the booking to have a flower put on my wife’s place. I was very pleased to find a lovely bunch of roses compliments of the management. Very impressed and grateful!
The place is pleasantly decorated and comfortable. The service was attentive and efficient.
The food very well presented and executed and of top quality ingredients.
If I had to be critical I would only say I would have expected more interesting and possibly unusual flavours combinations, given that the menu is quite limited (which is not a bad thing) and certainly sounded more exotic than it in fact was.
But certainly a very accomplished operation, well conducted and I would not hesitate to recommend it and return.

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P
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab restaurant, fab food, fab style!

Fab hosts. Thankyou

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LP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stylish interior and very friendly service. Food delicious - scallop starter and lamb main course. The lamb looked small but was actually plentiful - rich and luscious flavours and great selection of vegetables and purees which enhanced the main course - you would almost call it a deconstructed vegetables selection. The pork ban bau rolls and chicken were again flavourful and excellent. Would highly recommend and will return even though live 90 minutes away.

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NT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Hi another enjoyable meal only let down by my friend's fillet steak being tough - this was replaced and not charged for. However, it is disappointing that the quality of the supplier's meat has fallen because this is the most expensive item on the menu and needs to be the quality it has been on a previous visit.

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J
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, pleasant environment and efficient service.

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W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 would highly recommend anyone to dine here . Best in kent

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EJ
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the second visit in three months and we will definitely be coming back. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was fantastic as usual. I'm looking forward to the return of the tasting menu at some point in the future.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb place for dinner, outstanding service, fantastic food.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal with relatives over from
Australia- by far the best meal out in every sense.

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TS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Sunday Roast Lunch raised to fine dining level.

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B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambition here outpaces performance. And cooking falls short in both respects. And what’s really the Victuals Schtick? Is it about a feast of starters, about sharing with the rest of the table or simply very small helpings? Frankly Cheese and dessert were the best courses. But attentive and helpful service and the kind of atmosphere you hope for over a weekend escape in Deal between Christmas and New Year

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WH
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Booked restaurant for quiet birthday treat. Easy to book on line. Staff were very helpful and attentive and explained how the menu worked. The restaurant doesn't want to be known as a tapas bar but that is effectively how it works but at a nouveau cuisine level. Quiet. Would recommend but with a good bottle of wine can be rather expensive.

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DG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place. As soon as you enter, the customer service and friendly atmosphere is clear and of high quality. The food speaks for it's self and is worth every penny!

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RB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was different to our normal eats, but a refreshing change. I did find the menu a bit confusing but with a little help mastered it.
The wine I had was superb overall a bit on the pricey side.

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EJ
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were wondering what to do on a Friday night and decided to go on a whim. The menu had changed from the previous visit and consisted of a tasting menu which we shared between the two of us. Each of the 9 plates was served by knowledgable friendly staff and were nothing short of fantastic. This place punches well above its weight and should not be missed.

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IW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner in this restaurant, a lot of gluten free opportunities. Nice music, friendly staff. Recommended!

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DF
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did "Raid the Larder" on Sunday night for the fixed price menu, where you have a choice of whatever is left in the kitchen at the end of the weekend. We arrived early to get maximum choice , around 6.30. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was friendly but still very efficient and attentive. Excellent wine selection (we had the False Bay Pinotage). Super meal and great value.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fab food and excellent service. Definitely the best place we ate in Deal. Highly recommended

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T
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was cooked to order, was tasty and was beautifully presented. We had four dishes each (each was the size of a starter) which came one after the other, as four courses, so we could enjoy them and savour them. I also enjoyed a very good blackcurrant frangipan with honey and yoghurt icecream which again was beautifully presented. The waitress was friendly and delightful and had a lovely manner and we were well looked after. We had a special evening and would love to return.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never miss the opportunity to dine at the wonderful Victuals & co. From the moment you walk in you know you are going to have a fantastic evening.
The staff as superb, the decor / lighting is spot on and the food from Chef's kitchen is incredible.
You always want to come back again.
Highly recommended

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