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Lakes Restaurant

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Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
+44 1795 428020
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal, Michael made us feel very special!! Food was amazing and the service was first class!! Can't wait to go back!!

Thank SamFawn
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say! This place is faultless, service excellent! Food excellent . We had the set menu and its was lush.

Thank Ria2590
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were staying at Hempstead House for my birthday celebrations and booked The Lakes Restaurant for dinner on the Saturday night. Being a group of fourteen we were asked to provide our dinner selections before we arrived, this wasn’t a problem, although some of the group had forgotten what they had chosen, luckily Terry, who was taking care of us... More 

Thank AJ-200340
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

There was 6 family members dining and must say we was very very happy with the service. Food tasted excellent and served up very professional. Big thumbs up to the chef (s). All the staff working had a smile on their face which is a real credit to them all, and service was spot on. Would highly recommend this place... More 

Thank gunner10469
Faversham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Ate a la carte as part of an overnight stay with the hotel. Excellent meal, great wine selection. Staff very attentive and the food faultless. Highly recommended.

Thank LaLouKa
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant should have Michelin Stars for the quality and presentation of the food. We will definitely return.

Thank Kathryn N
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Please see my candid review as shown under Hempstead House Hotel - you will not be disappointed. If you do not have time to go my review eat at this restaurant anyway.

Thank luvlygrub
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had a very good lunch here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, very quiet, we were the only couple in the restaurant. The food was first class as usual, we have been here several times. The service was excellent as always and the price although expensive, was not excessive for this type of restaurant. The only reason that I didn't... More 

Thank MaidstoneServiceman
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I very high level of service and cuisine. A comprehensive wine range. Highly recommended with a warm welcome and many other services offered with a wonderful spa

Thank Leon G
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed here before and given a really high rating but not this time. The eve ingredients started with us having a drink in the lounge when the waitress dropped a bottle of coke over the table and two of us. The menu was not to a high standard and the beef was over done. Service is normally attentive... More 

Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$70
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hempstead House London Road | Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sittingbourne  >  Bapchild
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 428020
Lakes is the restaurant of Hempstead House, a small family-owned country house hotel between Sittingbourne and Faversham in the glorious Kent countryside. It dates back to 1850 but Lakes restaurant was added in 1998, quickly winning awards from the AA, the RAC and the English Tourist Board. Its crystal chandeliers, fine china and cut glass provide an elegant backdrop to the interpretation of classical English and French dishes: fresh fish and meat is locally-sourced and fruit and veg come down from Covent Garden each day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?