The Poet at Matfield
In addition to the food, we offer a selection of fine wines, quirky cocktails, and have a collection of over 70 craft gins available.
World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon lived in Matfield and is the inspiration behind our name. Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry" and later won acclaim for his writing. We're pretty sure he would have loved our food too!
A warm welcome awaits diners from front of house manager and co-owner Andy Urbanek and his team. We look forward to seeing you!
We went to The Poet to celebrate a special birthday. This is our fourth visit and as usual the food and service were outstanding. The staff were very welcoming considering the present circumstances and the place was very clean with plenty of hand sanitisers available! We will be back
A brilliant restaurant with the best food in Kent. The service was as usual, at the highest level and nothing was too much for them. Superb Sunday lunch...still talking about it now!
The food here is incredible, the best Sunday lunch I’ve had!
We were blown away by the delicious food, fabulous ambience and outstanding attention to detail. A thoroughly wonderful experience.
The Food is innovative, interesting and ultimately absolutely delicious.
The menu is enticing and I always struggle to decide what to eat, I can’t say I’ve ever been disappointed. The pork, this time around, was executed perfectly and the classic combinations perfectly balanced. Beautiful.
Service is spot on, attentive, yet unobtrusive.
Couldn’t recommend enough.
We went for a late lunch with friends and the quality of food, the menu choice, the drinks, the service (all staff) was EXCEPTIONAL! Quite the best culinary experience we have all enjoyed for a very long time and beyond many top quality restaurants. Simply a wonderful experience - service with a smile, knowledge, professional … all added to an outstanding lunch. WE WILL RETURN!
Excellent food. Well worth the impromptu lunch! Service was great and catered well for a child.
Very good! Pricy but food cannot be faulted. Good selection of wines.
Lovely special evening having been once for Sunday lunch. Exquisite presentation and gorgeous tasty meal - a very special place
Beautiful food in a lovely posh pub style setting - highly recommend
Could not fault anything it was my birthday and I enjoyed every single morsel. EXCELLENT in every way would HIGHLY RECOMMEND. It was my third visit and each one as enjoyable as the one before.
Such an enjoyable experience. Very welcoming and attentive staff topped off with wonderful food. Will certainly be going back. Loved it.
Fantastic food,impeccable service and a great ambience, we could not fault it. If only there were more places like the Poet locally.
Love this place, always guaranteed good food with excellent service and ambiance
Beautiful food, atmosphere and friends.
Great selection of wines, and OMG, the cheeseboard is so underrated!
Another fantastic dinner at our favourite restaurant. This time with relatives from London who now understand why we don’t need to travel more than a mile or two for a high quality fine dining experience. The Japanese tuna starter was sheer perfection.
An unusually high quality of food for a country pub. The service was great and the setting delightful. The menu is varied and interesting. Our only reservation is that some of the dishes are over-complicated leading to a confusion of taste. On the brink of too fussy.
Everything was amazing! Very good service and the food was delicious.
FIRST CLASS IN EVERY WAY A LOVELY EVENING HAD BY ALL
Fantastic meal and the staff were great with just the right level of attentiveness. Would recommend to anyone.
Return visit every bit as good as previous
This is my absolute favourite place to socialise - the quality of the food is unbelievably good, the staff are so warm and efficient, the surroundings comfortable and stylish - I always come away feeling happy in my stomach (not always the case when eating out these days) and looking forward to my next visit. Perfect.
A fabulous restaurant - as always. Ultra friendly staff, loads of great guns, excellent wine list and the food is wonderful.
Third time here and look forward to the next. An excellent place for a treat with superb food and staff
What a wonderful evening we had - magnificent welcome, superb and delicious fine dining complimented by efficient yet unobtrusive service, and excellent wine - what more could anybody want!
Had a fantastic meal. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. However if you are a vegan you must let the chef know beforehand as there are no vegan meals on the menu.
Lunch with the girls. The food was absolutely delicious. I was on a no grain, no sugar diet and they couldn't have been more accommodating! And the service was impeccable. There must be a great chef lurking in the kitchen there. thank you.
Not really everyday dining. As always The Poet provides Michelin star food, with exemplary service an a setting with character.
Not too many tables and with staff not only on hand but monitoring the needs of customers. The taster menu available midweek is incredible value for money. We will return
Lovely place, excellent food, great service! The only one criticism I would say is that it was quite hot and could have done with air flow/ open window and a bit more of an atmosphere, perhaps with jazz music playing in the background or something to enhance the ambience.
The best food around - superb!
Second visit and even better than the first. Excellent restaurant. Recommend highly.
We had an amazing experience at The Poet for Sunday lunch. The staff were very knowledgeable of the menu and could tell us everything that could be made gluten free (which was pretty much everything). The food was delicious and was a nice twist from your day to day roast. Would definitely recommend!
I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was exceptional as was the service. The ambiance was warm and welcoming and there was a good buzz all evening. Only wish I had been before and will certainly be making regular visits from now on. Thank you for a wonderful evening
We have been to the poet a few times now and always have a fantastic meal. Will be back soon.
Food was delicious but we were very rushed into choosing and ambience was not nice ... I would not recommend
You have it right..we enjoyed the experience, very tasty food. I would surly come back and pass the experience on to all.
Delicious food beautifully presented. Very friendly service.
Excellent service & great food, we went on the Tuesday steak nights & couldn’t fault anything, we even parked right outside which isn’t always the case!
Brilliant as usual. Food was great as was the service. We will be going back soon.