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The Parlour

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11-13 Minnis Road, Birchington CT7 9SD, England (Formerly Birchington Ice Cream Parlour)
+44 1843 841800
09:30 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 15:00
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here this week with a group of friends. We had been recommended and so glad we took their advice as the meal was superb. Lots of choice, great taste and piping hot! I will certainly be going back.

Thank Wendy391
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday for lunch with family and everything was absolutely fabulous! We have been visiting relatives in Birchington for many years and our meals out to various restaurants have always been average. We decided to try here as it was on the doorstep and wondered why we hadn't gone before. The staff were friendly and efficient and all... More 

Thank travelwizz
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken to this little gem today by friends who live close by and use it regularly. Very friendly welcome received in a comfortable, warm atmosphere 'olde worlde' venue which reminded us of the 60s. Very good selection on the menu and a decent specials board too. We chose steak and kidney and steak and onion pies with roast... More 

Thank croydeorbust
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hadn't booked but were welcomed and shown to the only vacant table. We both chose the chicken, ham and leek pie served with roast potatoes, fresh vegetables and individual jugs of gravy. This had to be the best pie I've ever tasted! It was packed with large pieces of meat and the pastry was beautiful. Can't wait to try... More 

Thank Debbie T
Rochester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks for making us feel welcome,mum is blind and each time (twice) we have been in nothing has been too much trouble.food is excellent.

Thank Bella635679
Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Popped in this sunday and although it looked like the place was fully booked /reserved,they kindly found us a table.A pleasant lady took our orders and the food arrived quickly.I had roast beef,and my wife had a risotto.This was followed by lemon tart and ice cream,and raspberry and apple crumble and custard.Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted superb.I cant wait... More 

Thank blowfish61
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lunch for two, the home made steak and onion suet pudding was the best I'd ever eaten, crisp roast potatoes, steaming hot fresh vegetables, bread and butter pudding to follow, polite attentive service, this place should have a Michelin star it really is that good.

Thank svmcltd
Level Contributor
50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

What a lovely and quirky place to eat or have coffee. Tried this by chance on the way home from a meeting and so pleased I did. Went for the home made soup and it was the best soup I've ever tasted. Really lovely place and definitely worth a visit. I would definitely love to return.

Thank DodgyJim
Birchington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have visited The Parlour on a few occasions for both breakfast and lunch and I cant fault a thing. Food is well prepared tasty and always hot. Service is friendly helpful and efficient and the surroundings are simple but comfortable. its not flash, its not pretentious. I don't think theres muck more to say apart from the Bread and... More 

Thank Jim S
Oxshott, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We happened to drive pass The Parlour after viewing a property on a Saturday. We wanted to have a nice breakfast in a nice cosy place after a couple of hours drive from Surrey. I had the vegetarian breakfast it was delicious, the breakfast arrived nice and hot. The lady who served us was very friendly and she made time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 Minnis Road, Birchington CT7 9SD, England (Formerly Birchington Ice Cream Parlour)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Birchington
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 841800

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