8 restaurants in Sittingbourne
Restaurants in Sittingbourne:
Sheppey Way, Bobbing Corner, nr Sittingbourne, ME9 8RZ [Map]
Brewer's Fayre restaurants offer a warm welcome to those who want a reliably tasty meal in pleasant surroundings, with plenty of choice, minimal fuss and friendly service. With a reputation going back 25 years they should have a fair chance of doing that, but don't take our word for it. Give them a try and see if you agree that this is how good quality pub food should be served.
Whether it's snacks, grills, pub classics, fish, Sunday roasts or side dishes they think their way through the options, talk to their guests, and then come up with the goods. Not everybody wants a full meal so they've considered the needs of those who want to keep the gap filled and the children contented, perhaps on a journey or a day out.
Hot filled baguettes are always popular be it sausage and red onion or a classic chicken club sandwich. Jacket potatoes are good on their own but filled with mature cheddar cheese and beans they take on a new dimension.
More paced occasions demand a wide menu, perhaps with starters of breaded butterfly prawns, chicken goujons or breaded camembert bites. Grills are there for the hungry and whole rack of meaty BBQ pork ribs served with extra sauce, chips and coleslaw can be very welcome. The days of the mixed grill are back - or did they ever go away - a 4oz rump steak, two pork sausages, and a gammon steak topped with a fried egg served with all the trimmings will remind you if they did.
Salmon and prawn fishcakes are served with buttered new potatoes, tartare sauce and a lightly dressed salad. A combination of sea and land comes with a rump steak, whole grilled chicken breast and breaded breaded butterfly prawns, served with chips and a side salad or garden peas.
The rise of eating out in pubs has brought into our daily lives a whole legion of what might be termed 'pub classics'. Many of them have their roots in what used to be called 'good home cooking' and include such dishes as sausage, egg and chips, beef and ale pie, chicken and mushroom pie and for the very daring a beef lasagne. Well, all of them and many more are on the menu at Brewer's Fayre, supplemented by such new regulars as vegetable Goan chicken curry, pork chop, chilli con carne and grilled chicken and bacon salad.
It has often been said that chicken tikka masala is now the most popular dish in Britain. Some may not really want to believe that, much as they love curry, but travel, population movement and other factors have widened our scope and they are probably pretty keen on fish and chips in Timbuktu.
What is certain is that the great British Sunday roast is exclusive to these islands, though copied maybe elsewhere or in ex-pat outposts. No surprise therefore that it's on the Brewer's Fayre menu. A trade of three roasts with an opportunity to trade up to a mega roast for a modest sum. With it come two Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables and that important element - gravy.
A fine list of immensely tempting desserts may well bring the most ardent weight-watcher to their knees. A short but well thought out wine list offers all choices, except champagne, by the glass. Staying the night - check to see if there's a Premier Inn next door - chances are you'll be lucky.
A quick click on their Website is always worth while. The only thing that stays still permanently is the quality which is helped by a changing menu, and some very special offers.
Oad Street, Borden, Sittingbourne, ME9 8LB [Map]
British, Lunch, Tea
Hempstead House Hotel, London Road, Bapchild, Sittingbourne, ME9 9PP [Map]
With beautiful views of landscaped gardens creating an enchanting atmosphere, Lakes Restaurant is a cosy dining space housed within the Hempstead House Hotel in the Kent village of Bapchild. With a rich history and an old world character, the restaurant harks back to a period of refined dining, evident in its ornate chandeliers, grand furnishings and rich ambience. This continues with the cuisine, which is a blend of traditional and modern English and French classics prepared using locally sourced fish, and poultry and vegetables wherever possible.
Prepared by Chef's Peter Gilbey and Paul Field, the a la carte menu has delectable starters of king scallops wrapped in Parma ham on pea puree; pan seared pigeon breast on pureed celeriac and Cumberland sausage; and warm goat's cheese tartlet with wild rocket salad and red onion marmalade. Main courses include roast rack of lamb served with tomato and chickpea risotto and a tomato and tarragon jus; and poached fillet of halibut on a seafood linguini with a lemon and herb cream.
Tempting desserts of cranberry and orange pie with gingerbread ice cream and dark chocolate fondant with a white chocolate filling finish the dining experience with a flourish.
London Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, ME9 9PS [Map]
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