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The Arts Brasserie

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British, French, Contemporary
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Ashford Road | Mercure Maidstone Hotel, Hollingbourne ME17 1RE, England
+44 844 815 9045
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Stayed at the hotel and the dinner was divine. I had the lamb cutlets and they were melt in the mouth wonderful!! The following night I had to try a burger as my husband raved about it the night before and I agree with him it was lush. Lovely meals both nights.

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Thank Denise R
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I visit most weekends they do a great Sunday carvery and it's not very expensive a good selection of wine and sometimes have a pianist playing.

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Thank John M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I really thought we wouldn't eat at the Brasserie again after our last terrible meal there, but my step father likes it for some reason. Before I comment on the food, I would like to say that the staff were efficient, professional and friendly. The food was another matter altogether. I can't comment on the meaty bits for starters (... More 

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All over the place
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Having read some negative reviews I was prepared to be disappointed, however we had good service and enjoyed fresh fish and chips and steak cooked just as requested. Starters of prawn cocktail was ok, bread to share was tasteless. We did not try desserts. The buffet breakfast was limited to the usual English fare and cereals, fruit and yogurt. When... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Great choice of menu with gluten free options available on request. Excellent food, attractively and ptromptly served by an attentive and friendly staff, despite the fact that the restaurant was full. Plus live music supplied by a very good piano player/songer made it a most enjoyable evening for both of us

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1 Thank Howard S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

excellent food, good varied menu, very pleasant and welcoming serving staff. Plenty of parking and easy to find and get to.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This weekend we chose to celebrate family birthdays at the Brasserie and had booked a table for 10. It was thought that the buffet system would be suitable for the fussy teens amongst us! However, disorganisation, lack of information and mediocre food didn't make the meal quite so enjoyable as it could have been. On arrival, there were no other... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We dined in on the first night of our 2 night break at the hotel because it included a voucher towards dinner. Although the meal wasn't bad, it was really just OK and would have cost over £70 for the 2 of us including just a couple of drinks if we hadn't used the voucher. The second night we ate... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We were there for a trophy presentation evening on on 7th March 2015. The setting was nice and clean, and the staff was very friendly. The thing that really let the hotel down was the food. It was chicken breast, potatoes and vegetables followed by a chocolate tart. The chicken was dry, the potatoes warm, and the vegetable soggy.

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Thank nhorsefield
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

We attended a meal attended by 40 people . the meal was so disappointing almost as it had been made earlier and warmed up later in particular the vegetarian option . The desserts were no better .The Profiteroles looked naked - virtually no chocolate sauce - the lemon in the tart was good but more pastry then lemon . It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cuisine
British, French, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Road | Mercure Maidstone Hotel, Hollingbourne ME17 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hollingbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 844 815 9045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?